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July 2018

Ghibli Expo: From Nausicaä to Marnie

July 21 - September 24
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan

Admission Adult: ¥1400 High school, college ¥1000 Elementary, junior high school ¥600

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August 2018

Night Safari at Asa Zoo

August 18
Asa Zoo, Asa-cho, Asa-kita-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3355 Japan
¥170 - ¥510
Asa Zoo Night Safari 2017

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. There is plenty of debate as to just how bad a zoo Asa Zoo is. It seems to us that although the confined spaces in which many of the animals are kept (especially the big cats) are disgraceful, on the whole, as zoos go,…

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Hiroshima Cross Country

August 18
Dogoyama Cross Country Park, Misaka, Saijo-cho,
Shobara-shi, Japan

8km, 5km, 3km. 1.5 and 1km races on the rolling grass course at the excellent Cross Country Park in Saijo near Shobara (not the Saijo in Higashi-hirohsima!). Start times 1km 11:15 1.5km 11:25 3km 11:55 5km 12:10 8km 12:40 Entry fees Adult ¥3000 High School, Junior High School ¥1000 Elementary School ¥800 Entries open: Mid May  

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Setoda Summer Festival

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunset Beach, 1506-15 Tarumi, Setoda-cho
Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 722-2404 Japan

This festival gets going as the sun sets - often stunning from aptly named Sunset Beach. Taiko drumming and band performances, followed by a 3000 blast, 30 minute fireworks display which includes some of the biggest in the region which produce bursts of over 300m in diameter. Fireworks: 20:30-21:00

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English Kagura Experience

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Takiyasha-hime performed by the Yoshida Kagura Troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum.

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Tojo Yukasai Fireworks Festival

August 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shobara City Tojo Elementary School Shobara-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

This summer festival in rural Tojo in Shobara finishes with 1300 fireworks lighting up the surrounding mountains. As well as festival stalls, there are bon dances, music performances and talent shows. The event attracts around 3000 people so it should feel like a nice local affair. The event will go ahead even if there is light rain, but will be postponed until August 13 in the event of stormy weather. Access: 5 minutes walk from Tojo JR Station on the…

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Night Safari at Asa Zoo

August 19
Asa Zoo, Asa-cho, Asa-kita-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3355 Japan
¥170 - ¥510
Asa Zoo Night Safari 2017

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. There is plenty of debate as to just how bad a zoo Asa Zoo is. It seems to us that although the confined spaces in which many of the animals are kept (especially the big cats) are disgraceful, on the whole, as zoos go,…

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Yakult Swallows

August 21
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Yakult Swallows

August 22
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Yakult Swallows

August 23
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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17th Hiroshima International Animation Festival

August 23 - August 27
Aster Plaza, 4-17, Kako-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima city, Hiroshima
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0812 Japan

This biennial celebration of animation is a great place to catch animation from around the world (and see Non-English language films with English subtitles) and an opportunity to talk with some of their creators. Planned special programs Yoji Kuri short films Michael Dudok de Wit program Raoul Servais short films Estonian Animation program Best of the world Contemporary Japanese animation Stars of studehts Animation for peace Animation for children Tickets: TBC URL: http://hiroanim.org

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Chunichi Dragons

August 24
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan
¥1700

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Chunichi Dragons

August 25
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan
¥1700

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Night Safari at Asa Zoo

August 25
Asa Zoo, Asa-cho, Asa-kita-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3355 Japan
¥170 - ¥510
Asa Zoo Night Safari 2017

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. There is plenty of debate as to just how bad a zoo Asa Zoo is. It seems to us that although the confined spaces in which many of the animals are kept (especially the big cats) are disgraceful, on the whole, as zoos go,…

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Akitakata Fireworks Festival

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Haji Dam, Yachiyo-cho
Akitakata-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-0301 Japan
Free

Kagura performances, a flea market and an impressive fireworks display over the water of Haji Dam. Fireworks 19:30-20:30

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Miyajima Fireworks Festival

August 25 @ 7:40 pm - 8:40 pm
Miyajima Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

2018 event has been CANCELLED due to transportation problems further west caused by the July flooding disaster (Miyajima itself is open for business, but organizers were concerned that they could not guarantee adequate transportation for the huge crowds expected).

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Miyoshi City Fireworks Festival

August 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Downstream from Tomoe-bashi Bridge Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 728-0011 Japan
Free

A 90 minute display of 7,000 fireworks in this city in the north of the prefecture. Wondering if it's worth dealing with the other 40,000 plus people along the riverside to get a good view, try up in Ozekiyama Park. Access: Take the Geibi Line to Miyoshi JR Station, from where it is a 10-15 min walk. See our guide to the all the summer's firework festivals here.  

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Takehara Summer Fireworks Festival

August 25 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In the bay in front of Oonori Elementary School, 185−7 Takasaki-cho
Takehara-shi, Hiroshima-ken 729‐2313 Japan
Free

About 20,000 people watch from the shore as 3200 fireworks go up over the sea for 30 minutes. Access: 10 minutes walk from Oonori JR Station.  

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Chunichi Dragons

August 26
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan
¥1700

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Night Safari at Asa Zoo

August 26
Asa Zoo, Asa-cho, Asa-kita-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3355 Japan
¥170 - ¥510
Asa Zoo Night Safari 2017

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. There is plenty of debate as to just how bad a zoo Asa Zoo is. It seems to us that although the confined spaces in which many of the animals are kept (especially the big cats) are disgraceful, on the whole, as zoos go,…

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Shobara Summer Fireworks Festival

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ueno Park, Higashi-honmachi
Shobara-shi, 727-0011
Free

3000 fireworks, the scale of some of which really impress visitors, over the lake in Shobara's Ueno Park.

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September 2018

Night Safari at Asa Zoo

September 1
Asa Zoo, Asa-cho, Asa-kita-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3355 Japan
¥170 - ¥510

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. There is plenty of debate as to just how bad a zoo Asa Zoo is. It seems to us that although the confined spaces in which many of the animals are kept (especially the big cats) are disgraceful, on the whole, as zoos go,…

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Innoshima Suigun Fire Festival

September 1 @ 8:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Innoshima Amenity Park – Shimanami Beach, 57 Ohama-cho, Innoshima
Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 722-2101 Japan
Free

A 15 minute firework display over the sea is the dramatic finale to a series of elaborate reenactments of the triumphant return of Murakami Suigun "pirates" who ruled the Inland Sea during the Sengoku warring states period. The reneactments feature highly detailed costumes, set pieces and a the parading of huge flaming pillars. All the usual festival stalls are also set up in the park, making it a great evening of entertainment. Things start in the late afternoon.

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Night Safari at Asa Zoo

September 2
Asa Zoo, Asa-cho, Asa-kita-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3355 Japan
¥170 - ¥510
Asa Zoo Night Safari 2017

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. There is plenty of debate as to just how bad a zoo Asa Zoo is. It seems to us that although the confined spaces in which many of the animals are kept (especially the big cats) are disgraceful, on the whole, as zoos go,…

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

September 4
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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