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October 2012

GetHiroshima Family Halloween Picnic

October 28, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shin Ushita Koen Park, 1-8 Ushita-shin-machi, Higashi-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0068 Japan

Please join us on Sunday, October 28th in Shin-Ushita-koen Park next to Higashi-ku Sports Center (Big Wave) to enjoy potluck lunch, Halloween games and costumed fun. Check out the Photos of the 2011 GetHiroshima Family Halloween party or Photos of the 2009 & 2010 Family Halloween parties to see all the fun from previous year's events. We will be setting up the potluck, mats and tents from around 11am and start digging into the potluck buffet from 12noon. Please bring a tent for shade if you…

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December 2012

Meet Santa Event

December 2, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alice Garden, 8 Shintenchi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
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Meet Santa in Hiroshima city Event: HIS is offering Hiroshima kids a chance to meet Santa, get a pack of Christmas sweets, have a picture taken with Santa (free web download from gethiroshima), enjoy live Xmas music, free hot coffee & cakes available on our famous Yellow American school bus! There will also be fun Christmas themed balloons available for the kids to make. ** Please dress warmly as this event is outdoor **   ***Space is limited to 80, so come and…

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July 2014

Okinawa Festa

July 19, 2014 - July 26, 2014
Site Of The Former Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium, 5-44 Motomachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan

A week of Okinawan and Okinawan-inspired music, food and culture at the old baseball stadium site in downtown Hiroshima. Open daily 11:00-21:00 Schedule 7/19 13:20 5th elements 14:10 Song bird 18:20 ローリークック 19:10 ジョニー宜野湾バンド 20:00 太陽風オーケストラ 7/20 13:20 Maico 14:10 Port Dash 17:30 笑う月 18:20 宜保和也 19:10 かぐやひも 20:00 池田卓 7/21 13:20 ぴらのぱうるすあんどぱっきゃまらんど 14:10 Suzu 17:30 TWIN CROSS 18:20 やなわらばー 19:10 與那嶺商会 20:00 きいやま商店 7/22 13:20 T.K(Human Beat Box) 14:10 green note coaster 18:20 HIKARI&又吉祐衣 19:10 宮城まり 20:00 CHIERI PROJECT 7/23 11:10…

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January 2015

Australia Day Quiz

January 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Southern Cross, 4F 1-29 Hondori, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0035 Japan
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Pub Quiz all about Australia with drink prizes.

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February 2015

Molly’s Quiz Night

February 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Molly Malone’s, 1-20 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0034 Japan

Quizmaster Travis leads this beginner-friendly pub quiz at Molly Malone's with questions in both English and Japanese covering all sorts of topics. Teams of up to 4 players. Prizes for the 1st placed team as well as random spot prizes. Table reservations recommended. &nvsp;

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July 2015

Rio de Beach Carnival

July 12, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
Bayside Beach Saka, Mizushiri, Saka-cho
Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken 731-4301 Japan

Beachside international exchange event featuring samba dancing and capoeira demos as well as stuff like stalls, flea market, beach volleyball, beach soccer and tricky trial bicycle riding at Bayside Beach in Saka.

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Cheap Magic Island SUP try outs

July 19, 2015
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Central Beach, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
¥500 – ¥4000

Magic Island is taking a stack of Stand Up Paddle boards to "Central Beach" on the riverside next to Chuo Central Park this Marine Day weekend. Those who book in advance can take part in a guided city tour for the discounted price of ¥4000, but there is also the option for families to try out the boards in a designated area for just the ¥500 cost of insurance. Sunday July 19 12:00-14:00 SUP Family try out (no reservation required)…

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October 2015

GetHiroshima Halloween Family Picnic

October 31, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Asa Zoo, Asa-cho, Asa-kita-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3355 Japan

October 31st is a Saturday this year so we are planning a fun family event at Asa Zoo. Here is the plan so far, mark your calendars and invite your friends. 09:00 Set up the tables in the picnic area (upper left) next to the playground. 10:00 Start the costumed group wander around the zoo from the main gate. 12:00 Reconvene at the playground for group pot-luck lunch and games. 14:00 Trick or treat treasure hunt. We will be packing…

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December 2015

Goto Izumi’s Wabi-Sabi Sextertainment Tour

December 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Organza, 2F Morimoro Building, 1-4-32 Tokaichi-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0805 Japan
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Goto Izumi’s latest Deep Hiroshima feature takes a walk on the wild side with a tour of some of Hiroshima's more venerable adult entertainment venues. See the feature online here But rather than just reading about it, why not join the Organ-za Walking Club this Sunday night (12/6) and experience these piquant delights for real. We will be gathering at Organza before 8pm for drinks. Goto Izumi will outline the night’s program before leading us to some of the places…

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July 2016

Happy Night Run

July 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Urban View Grand Tower, 4-1 Hatchobori Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0012 Japan
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Great way to motivate beginner runners to get out the door, attract newbies and an opportunity for more experienced runners to meet new pavement-pounders. Run event, limited to 150 participants, over a flat 5km course which starts and finishes at the Urban View Grand Tower. There is a post run social with music, food and drinks in the Urban View Grand Tower branch of Suzu Cafe after the run. Runners are encouraged to show up in glow in the dark gear, carry light…

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teamLab Island Interactive Digital Art Exhibition

July 27, 2016 - September 4, 2016
NTT Cred Hall, Naka-ku, Motomachi 6-8
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-001 Japan

10 impressive interactive digital installations by Japanese design collective teamLab who aim to "navigate the confluence of art, technology, design and the natural world." They say they are "rooted in the tradition of ancient Japanese Art and contemporary forms of anime". Looks like fun. Admission Advance: Adult ¥1000, 12-18 ¥700, Children ¥500 Door: Adult ¥1200, 12-18 ¥800, Children ¥600 Open: 10:00-20:00 (final admission 19:30) http://exhibition.team-lab.net/hiroshima/

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August 2016

Japan-Iran Cultural Exchange Event

August 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hiroshima Minami Bunka Center, 16-27 Hijiyama Honmachi, Minami-ku 南区比治山本町16−27
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-081 Japan

On the occasion of the Iranian film festival there will be a Japan-Iran cultural exchange event open to all at Hiroshima Minami Bunka Center. Drink tea, play games and try on traditional Iranian clothing.

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October 2016

Halloween Parade & Contest

October 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alice Garden, 8 Shintenchi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

Halloween costume contests in Alice Garden and a parade through the Hondori and Kinzagai covered shopping arcades. 13:00 Kids costume contest (¥1000) 13:45 Kids parade (¥500) 16:50 Group (5 people or more) costume contest (¥3000) 18:00 Adult contest (¥1000) 18:55 Adult parade (¥1000, Junior High School & younger ¥500)

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Halloween Magic Show at Miyajima Backpackers

October 31, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Miyajima Backpackers, 1-8-11 Miyajimaguchi
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima 739-0411 Japan

Three magic shows with Eric "Brother Grimm" Drummond starting at 19:30. Also featuring face painting by Turkeys Design and portraits by Asami Takemoto. No cover charge though tipping appreciated and encouraged!

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March 2017

Hiroshima Port Festival

March 11, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Hiroshima Minato Koen Park, 23-53, 2 chome, Ujina-kaigan, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 734-0011 Japan
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The Hiroshima Port Festival or minato festa is held in the park in front of the Hiroshima Port ferry terminal in Ujina over two days. There are a collection of food and craft stalls as well as inflatables for little kids to bounce around in and various stage performances. In an attempt to include the island of Ninoshima in the action there will be a few events going on across the water too. Open: 10:00 - 16:00 See photos from…

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April 2017

HIS International Festival

April 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hiroshima International School, HIS, Kurakake 3-49-1, Hiroshima 〒739-1743
Hiroshima city, Asa-kita-ku, Hiroshima 739-1743 Japan
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Family fun awaits at the international festival- international foods, games in English, flea market bargains, entertainment and much more

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January 2018

Hit the velodrome

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
HIroshima Keirin Stadium, 3-6-40 Ujina-kaigan, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 734-001 Japan

Hiroshima's Keirin velodrome in Ujina opens its track up to the public for a few hours this Saturday. If you've ever wondered how it feels to ride high on the banked turns, this is your chance. And it's free! The track it's open 10:00-14:30 and there are some road bikes to borrow. You are also welcome to take your own bike. If you are planning to borrow, go register at the "container" office in side the main gate. Those with…

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June 2019

Onomichi Saturday Night Market

June 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until July 20, 2019

Onomichi Shoutengai Covered Shopping Arcade Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

Onomichi's Saturday Night Market (doyou-yomise) is as much festival as shopping expedition. On Saturday nights in June and July the town's usually quiet shotengai retro shopping arcade buzzes with people buying nicknacks and playing traditional festival games. It gets particularly colorful from the end of June when the arcade is festooned with tanabata star festival streamers.

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August 2019

Osakikami-jima Summer Festival

August 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Okushi Beach, Osakikamijima-cho
Toyota-gun, Hiroshima-ken 725-0303 Japan

Summer beach festival with fish catching contests, stalls, taiko drumming and other performances. Fireworks from 20:00-20:15.

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October 2019

Hiroshima Castle Halloween trick-or-treat

October 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Castle Hiroshima-shi, Japan

Families looking for kid-friendly Halloween fun in the early evening of October 31st, head to the Hiroshima Castle for trick-or-treating fun.

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November 2020

River Do! Hiroshima River Festival

November 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Motomachi POP’La Dōri (Central Beach), Chuo-koen-nishigawa-kashi-rokuchi, Motomachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
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Come down to the River Do! River City Festival on the grassy riverbank next to Chuo Park between 10am and around 6pm on November 8.

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May 2021

[Canceled] MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day

May 5, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
MCAS Iwakuni US Marine Base Iwakuni-shi, Yamahuchi-ken 740-8555 Japan

In May of every year, the gates of MCAS Iwakuni US Marine base opens up its gates to over 250,000 visitors who come for the entertainment, games, aerial and static displays, car and motorbike show and one of Japan's largest air shows. And, of course, the food. Friendship Day on the website Friendship Day MCAS Iwakuni Facebook Page Visitors who are not Japanese citizens are required to bring either a residence card or passport and to fill a questionnaire prior…

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