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Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

A Brief Guide to Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi. We know it as our neighbour to the south, the southernmost tip of Honshu, and a great place to grab a bite of Mexican food (at least in Iwakuni). But this southern prefecture has so much more to offer. Lowell Bell, a Yamaguchi insider, gives us a snap look at his adopted home prefecture. Be sure to give it a read! Who knows? You may just choose to make it your next weekend getaway.

Five Places to Explore Off the Beaten Path in Hiroshima

Instead of jetting off on the next long weekend, why not take the time to explore some places closer to home? Hiroshima Prefecture has plenty to offer. Read about these five intriguing places off the beaten path and get ready to pack your bags!

The TRAM Guide to Gokayama

What are your travel plans this summer? Read all about the lovely village of Gokayama (and famous World Heritage Site). courtesy of the Toyama Tram. You won't want to miss out on this historical wonderland!

F1: The Japanese Grand Prix

By Nikolai Mastrovich

Lighting My Way: Lantern Festival in Beautiful Onomichi

By Fiona Dwinger There are memorable experiences to be made, positive impressions to be gained, bizarre occurrences to be remembered in my new home - quaint, beautiful, bohemian, heart-warming Onomichi. One in particular however, stood out even amongst the outstanding, and that was the Onomichi Lantern Festival.

Get to Know Your Hiroshima Block

To welcome the batch of incoming Hiroshima JETs, the new 2013-2014 Block Leaders have kindly written a little something introducing themselves and their regions. Take a look to learn more about all of the amazing things our Wide Island has to offer!

Megijima: More Than Meets the Eye

On a recent Saturday morning I found myself on a ferry bound for Megijima, a tiny island off the coast of Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku.

Welcome to Akitsu

Perhaps the best time to visit Akitsu would be during spring to enjoy some hanami in the town’s biggest and best park, Shoufukujiyama kouen.

Welcome to Osakikamijima

Long ago there was a goddess named Ichikishimahime who was looking for a good place to build a shrine in the Seto Inland Sea. She found Osakikamijima, and she liked the size of the island as well as the size of its tallest mountain, Mt. Kannomine. The goddess climbed Mt. Kannomine, but while standing at the summit a bird flew over her head and pooped on her. This put her in a foul mood so she decided to leave the island to continue her search. She then found Miyajima and decided to build her shrine there. That's why the famous Itsukushima Shrine with its magnificent torii in the water is on Miyajima and not on Osakikamijima.

Welcome to Mitsugi Greenland

Mitsugi Greenland is called Greenland for a reason.