Hiroshima Botanical Gardens

Entrance View Botanical GardensFlower lovers and photography buffs will enjoy the blooming variations of each changing season at the Hiroshima Botanical Gardens.

This family-friendly park in Saiki-ku, is only a 30 minute drive (or 40 min by bus) from Hiroshima city center. The gardens also host special events throughout the year featuring seasonal flora.

Pro-Basketball in Hiroshima

April 2015 Hiroshima Lightning Game2014 was great start for professional Basketball in Hiroshima – fans will be happy to know that there are now two official, professional league teams that play in the city: The Hiroshima Dragonflies and the Hiroshima Lightning. Both team’s seasons run from October to May. The BJ league team also offers great kids classes during the week to inspire young players.

Hiroshima Carp News

Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvoSwallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo
The Japan Times (May 24, 2015)

Masayoshi Miwa made Hiroshima pay for intentionally putting the go-ahead run on base with a come-from-behind, two-run, ninth-inning triple that lifted the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 9-8 win over the Carp on Sunday afternoon.
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20T Rental Space

20T Door20T is a user-friendly business inspiration in downtown Hiroshima: It can be used as a rental kitchen, dining area, party venue or even a DIY workshop space. You can make bookings any day of the week between 10am and 10pm, for reasonable hourly rates.

Bayside Beach Saka

Bayside Beach Saka thEasy to get to using local roads, Hiroshima-Kure toll road or by train,Bayside Beach Saka [ベイサイドビーチ坂] is Hiroshima city’s most convenient beach. It is open all-year and enjoyed by picnickers, SUP-ers, jet-skiers, windsurfers and people fishing. At the height of summer bathing season in July and August, this beach is bursting with carloads of beachgoers heading to the sea to cool off.

 

Miyajima Park & Ride Golden Week 2015

miyajima itsukushima shrine toriiAt peak times, traffic into Miyajima-guchi to take the ferry can get really backed up both along Route 2 and from the Sanyo expressway, and Golden Week is definitely one of those times. If you are planning to head to Miyajima during the holiday next week and must take the car or don’t want to dodge the daytime traffic by just hitting the Shima-akari illuminations after dark, Hatsukaichi city has set up a few park and ride options using either the local train, streetcar or shuttle bus.

Kintai-kyo Bridge Festival

kintai bridge festivalEvery year on April 29 (a National Holiday commemorating the birthday of the Showa Emperor, Hirohito) the Kintai-kyo Bridge Festival is held in Iwakuni. Centered around the iconic and beautiful five-span arched Kintai-kyo Bridge which lies below Iwakuni Castle, the event attracts large numbers of people and is a fun day out.