Aug 30, 2012

Fruit Picking in September.


A wide variety of apples, such as Fuji, Tsugaru and Jonagold, make it possible to pick for a relatively long period of time. Choose brightly-colored applies in good locations in the sun. Wrap them in a piece of newspaper and then seal them with a plastic bag and store them in a refrigerator for a longer shelf life. 

Midori Town, Akitakata City is affluent of nature and has four seasons, which is good for agricultural business. Green in nature, rich soil, and seasonal home tastes are the area's specialty. The seasonal tastes of the town are fragant and reminds of nostalgic home memory. The characteristics are its richness of sweet, such as Fuji and Tugaru. There are three apple parks in Midori Town, Akitakata City.

Address: Midori-cho-kita (Ito Ringo-en, Ueno Ringo-en, Kunihiro Ringo-en) Akitaka City Contact 
Telephone: number:0826-55-0480 
Cost: Adults 600yen Kindergarden free.


Grape Park which offers the kinds of pione, honey red, kyoho, and muscat. You can also enjoy barbecuing. (Ingredients and materials can be brought in.)

 Address Shimo-obara Koda-cho Akitaka City 
Contact Telephone number:0826-45-3087  
Fee Adults: 2,000 yen/ Elementary and Junior High School Students: 1,500 yen/ Kindergartens: 1,000yen



This pear garden is among the biggest in the western part of Hiroshima Prefecture. "Taste and buy Kosui and Hosui pears. Try some and buy only if you like". Bring a picnic and enjoy it with a pear picked from the orchard. The grand panorama of the Chugoku Mountains as seen from the south of the orchard is also fascinating.

Address 1850 Asahara Hatsukaichi City , Zip code 738-0223  
Contact Telephone number:0829-72-0009  
Opening Hours 9:00 a.m.-17:00 p.m 
Closing Days Please ask for details 
Fee Charge/ Please ask for details

Aug 28, 2012

Special Viewing: Taro Okamoto,Myth of Tommorow

 Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
[Hiroshima MOCA]

August 4–September 17, 2012

Myth of Tomorrow, a painting by Taro Okamoto, depicts the nuclear threat and the vitality of those opposed to nuclear weapons. In commemoration of August 6, Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Memorial Day, Okamoto’s painting is open for a special viewing during summer.

Hours: 10:00-17:00*
(last admission 16:30)

Aug 27, 2012

Aug 4th-Oct 21st Do Ho Suh Exhibition @ HiroshimaCity Museum of Comtemporary Art

Do Ho Suh Exhibition


Exhibition of work by Korean sculptor and installation artist Do Ho Suh!!


Event:Do Ho Suh Exhibition
Start:August 4, 2012
End:October 21, 2012

Updated:June 11, 2012
Place:HiroshimaCity Museum of Comtemporary Art
Address: 1-1 Hijiyama Koen, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, 732-0815, Japan
If you are interested in Art and have a chance to visit Hiroshima ,
You should go to Hiroshima Contemporary art museum!!


Aug 4, 2012

Night Safari at Asa Zoo

Summer is here now and it's the season for Night Safari at Asa Zoo!

A chance to see the nocturnal animals in action and to escape to the relative cool of the Asa highlands. The “night safari” is only held 8 nights a year, and it is always popular with families and dating couples.

August 11 is the first of the summer’s night safaris so there is an illuminations switch on ceremony at 20:00. The zoo is open until 21:00 (final admission at 20:30).

¥500 (Adults), ¥170 (Children) Under elementary school free

Access from J-hoppers Hiroshima:
Walk to Hondori Astram Station (15 mins). Take Astram Line from Hondori Station to Kamiyasu Station (25 minutes). Shuttle bus between Kamiyasu Astram Stn and Asa Zoo every 10-20 minutes.

August 11th & 12th, 16:30 - 21:00
August 18th & 19th, 16:30 - 21:00
August 25th & 26th, 16:30 - 21:00
September 1st & 2nd, 16:30 - 21:00