Feb 28, 2013

Preseason pro baseball exhibition match in March

Spring is around the corner and Baseball season is coming soon!

Baseball is really big in Hiroshima and you would see lots of local people in red shirts of Hiroshima Carp during baseball  season. 

Preseason pro baseball exhibition match starts next month at Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium. Check the schedules as below:

March 5th 13:00
Hiroshima Carp vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks Preseason Exhibition

March 7th 13:00
Hiroshima Carp vs Yakult Swallows Preseason Exhibition

March 9th 13:00
Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Baystars Preseason Exhibition

March 14th 13:00
Hiroshima Carp vs Yomiuri Giants Preseason Exhibition

March 16th 13:30
Hiroshima Carp vs Rakuten Eagles Preseason Exhibition

March 17th 13:30
Hiroshima Carp vs Rakuten Eagles Preseason Exhibition

March 24th 14:00
Hiroshima Carp vs Softbank Hawks Preseason Exhibition

Momo-mi Peach Blossom Viewing Tea Ceremony@Shukkeien garden

Momo-mi Peach Blossom Viewing Tea Ceremony
Date:March 17, 2013 (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Cost:¥600 (plus ¥250 garden admission charge)
Place:Shukkeien Garden
Address:2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, 730-0014, Japan
Sencha tea ceremonies of three different schools rotate through the day at this annual tea ceremony at Shukkeien Garden.
Shukkeien garden is one of my favorite place in Hiroshima.
If you have a chance to visit Hiroshima,why don't you go and join the ceremony???
More details .....

Feb 26, 2013

・:*:・Senkoji Temple HAIKU Fes・:*:・

Still quite cold in Hiroshima but slightly getting warmer now. Will miss you, Winter...BUT We are already ready for Spring! Can't wait!!!

What comes up in your mind first when you think of SPRING?


Start with "C"???


Cherry blossoms at "Senkoji Temple & Park" that have been chosen as one of the "Top 100 Sites of Beautiful Cherry Blossoms".

Cherry blossom viewing in the evening is held during the cherry blossom season with lit up paper lanterns that display haiku. 

"Haiku "is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables in the pattern of 5-7-5, Including a seasonal word in it.

Period: 2013 Mar 16th(Sat)〜Apr 21st(Sun)
Paper lantertns will be lit up between 18:00〜6:00

Less than 1 hour to get to Onomichi by Shinkansen. Enjoy beautiful view of lantern and cherry blossom!!

Feb 25, 2013

Hiroshima City Botanical Gardens Orchid Festival.

Orchid Festival
March 2, 2013
March 10, 2013
¥500 garden admission (Children ¥170)

Hiroshima City Botanical Gardens

Hiroshima City Botanical Gardens

495, Kurashige 3-chome, Saeki-ku,Hiroshima, Hiroshima731-5156,Japan

Feb 14, 2013

Setouchi Triennale 2013 Spring: March 20th|Wed|— April 21st|Sun|

Setouchi Triennale 2013
Spanning 12 islands in the scenic Seto Inland Sea,
this art festival will be held in 3 sessions so that you can enjoy
the charms of the area’s changing seasons.

Setouchi Triennale 2013 Spring: March 20th|Wed|— April 21st|Sun|

You can get to the islands that will serve as the event locations of the Setouchi International Art Festival via Takamatsu Port, which itself will also serve as an event location. You can also get to some islands via Uno Port.

Feb 7, 2013


Date: Feb 8th(Fri) 9th(Sat) 10th(Sun) 9:00am~20:00
Place: Mihara Station North Exit

Still middle of winter in Hiroshima, freezing but weather is calm.
There are many festival beginning of the year. This is another MATSURI(Festival) in Hiroshima prefecture MIHARA City. Takes about an hour by Shinkansen from Hiroshima Station.

There will be more than 500 food stall, sounds like HUGE festival.

Shinmeisai has been held for more than 440 years and this is very traditional one. The best part of it is you can see DARUMA(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daruma_doll) which is 2.4m in diameter. I think this is the biggest Daruma in Japan..Please check it out for me!