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The Hiroshima Peace Pagoda, Buddhist Relics, and a Nice Hike

The Hiroshima Peace Pagoda, Buddhist Relics, and a Nice Hike Gyan Kumar, July 2020 Buddhism is Humanity’s most ancient world religion, and its emphasis on non-violence is well known to all. In the wake of World War 2, it therefore comes as little surprise that Buddhism would play a crucial role in the rebranding of […]

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Takaoyama, Temple Ruins, and the Best View of Hiroshima

Takaoyama, Temple Ruins, and the Best View of Hiroshima(…in the author’s opinion) Text by Gyan Kumar, photos by Phillip Holbek, July 2020 East of Hiroshima lies Takaoyama, or Mt. Takao, a 425m tall mountain. Takaoyama is peculiar in two ways: the first is that its top is barren, with many large boulders, thus offering the […]

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Oyster’s delight at Kakigoya

Hi there! This is Hazuki, I’m the owner of the hostel. Hiroshima Prefecture has access to 60-70% of Japan’s oysters. And have you ever been to Kakigoya? It’s been one of my favourite oyster restaurants for a while now. I took a visit from a friend as an opportunity to drop by again. Kakigoya is […]

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Jump it up at Get Air Trampoline Park!

Jump it up at Get Air Trampoline Park! Hi, this is Hazuki, owner of the Evergreen Hostel. Here’s another one for the “been there, done that” section! ■ I went jumping at Get Air! More specifically, this is the second Japanese location of the American “Get Air” chain, which has 90 branches in the US. Nope, I never heard about it either! […]

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From Hiroshima to Bangkok with Nok Air

Hi, I’m Hazuki, owner of the hostel! Today I write to you about a trip I made from Hiroshima to Bangkok. There are currently three low-cost airlines that fly this route from Hiroshima Airport. I took Nok Air’s Hiroshima – Bangkok flight, which was established just recently in December of last year! This post is […]

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Three LCCs that Fly from Hiroshima

Hi, I’m Hazuki, the owner of the hostel! Let me introduce you to three LCCs that fly from Hiroshima. What on earth is an LCC?! Sorry to keep you waiting: LCC is the abbreviation of Low-Cost Carrier. In other words, these are airlines that are significantly cheaper than many major airlines. Some examples of such major airlines […]

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Vegan in Japan

Written by Kara Coming to Japan as a vegan was daunting. I didn’t know the language and wasn’t sure how much veganism was understood here. I considered taking a break from being vegan during my time in Japan, but the thought distressed me. I discovered very quickly that the concept of veganism is not well-understood […]

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8 (Ate) Types of Japanese Men

8 (Ate) Types of Japanese Men written by Kara I wrote a piece on condiments being used to describe Japanese men’s face and thought the concept pretty funny. I also learned of another way in which Japanese women categorise men based on personality and dating style, again using food to describe them. There are numerous different […]