Dec 26, 2015

2016 is coming soon!

Have you made the plan for New year holidays yet?
 Another 1week to 2016!!!

There are some good spots
 for the first sunrise of New year(初日の出)in Hiroshima.
①Miyajima island  Mt. Misen 弥山
New Year's Day ropeways (cable cars) run from 5am for the sunrise.
The view from the top of Mt.Misen (535m) is really really beautiful!
 After the sunrise,you should visit the Itsukushima Shrine too.
 ②Ogon-zan Mt.Ogon 黄金山
 Take a Bus about 20mins from Hiroshima Sta. to 「本浦」
And walk to the top about 50min.
Mt.Ogon is close from Hiroshima Station.

Wouldn't it be nice to go there 
and pray for a wish or a decision of new year. 
Also,you should check out information
 about the holidays of the museums in Hiroshima.

Peace Memorial Museum is closed Dec 30th and 31st! 
Be careful !

a I am greatly looking forward to what 2015 will bring, and I hope you are too. - See more at:
I am greatly looking forward to what 2015 will bring, and I hope you are too. - See more at:
Have a wonderful New Year Holiday!

Dec 17, 2015

The Chinka-sai Fire Prevention Festival

Hi, this is Tomomi from Hiroshima Hana!

In few weeks, it will be a new year 2016!!

If you will spend the last date of this year in Hirohsima,
why don't you visit

The Chinka-sai, Fire Prevention Festival

on Miyajima island?

Local people make both large and small pine torches throughout the month of December.
On the evening of the 31st, as twilight falls, families gather at the shore near the O-torii(Grand gate).

One big torch is carried from the Shrine and all of the other torches, including individual pine torches are lit.

The larger pine troch is carried by 30-40 men on their shoulder's, while children carry smaller ones.

As the troches intensely burn the coastline become a combination of fire and water as the people run about chanting "Yoi, Yoi."

After the festival, the embers from the torches are offered to family alters as a good luck charm to prevent fire and to welcome the New Year.

 I've visited the Chinka-sai Festival for few times, it is always cool and you will get warm.:)

 Date December 31st, 18:00

Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima

Dec 10, 2015

Oyster Hut "KAKIGOYA 牡蠣小屋"

NO WAY! It will be in 2016 in few weeks!? I can't believe how fast time goes...
Hello this is Kana from Hiroshima Hana Hostel.
Have you made any plan for X'mas and new year? I will spend my X'mas and new year with the guest who will come on those days at Hana!

Do you like Oyster? Oyster is one of well known and specialty local food in Hiroshima.
Of course I love it too. Fresh oyster, deep fried oyster, Boiled oyster, pan fried oyster with garlic butter and so on.
There are so many different kind of oyster dishes  in Hiroshima.

You can try all these oyster dishes at Mitsukoshi department store on the roof top. Also It's a BBQ style so you can cook your oyster by yourself. You can choose either Seafood set menu or Beaf, Pork and chicken set menu from 2500 yen p/p.
There are variety of oyster dishes available such as deep fried oyster, pan fried oyster from 580yen.
Don't worry about cold! There are many heater to warm you up or get HOT sake to keep you warm. I suggest Sake if you are old enough to drink it!

Let's enjoy oyster and sake with your friends!