Articles in the JET Life Category
It was July 6 and the Carp were taking on the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, a team nearly as bad as the Carp, who’ve lost more than half their games this year. This was one game the Carp had a chance to win. And given the Japanese people’s deep devotion to baseball, especially in Hiroshima, I figured this was one experience I shouldn’t miss while I’m in Japan.
Touch rugby is an amazing way to get in shape while making friends with Japanese people and other foreigners. I’ve been playing touch in Hiroshima for the past year. Besides the camaraderie I’ve found on the field, I’ve also enjoyed many unforgettable times with players off the field on road trips, camping excursions, nights drinking and more.
Hiroshima, being the commercial and industrial hub of the Chugoku region, has a solid local music scene. Since coming here, going to local live shows has become a bit of a hobby, and through it, I have not only discovered some fantastic music, but also made some very close friends. Here’s a list of clubs in Hiroshima that you can look to for exploring the local music scene.
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Onomichi is a gorgeous little city surrounded by the mountains and the sea. It’s a place with rich history, distinct character and it’s well worth at least one visit. Actually quite a popular tourist destination among the Japanese, Onomichi remains relatively unknown abroad. This allows foreign travelers an opportunity to enjoy a perhaps more authentic “Japan” experience without having to fight through massive crowds of camera-toting tourists.