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One famous winter illumination spot in Hiroshima is the Hiroshima Peace Boulevard but there’s more to Hiroshima winter than just that! The Hiroshima Botanical Garden located between the heart of Hiroshima City and Miyajima Island is famous for various events all seasons. One highlight is the winter illuminations.
The entrance is illuminated so as to guide you to a world of fantasy. Once you enter the Hiroshima Botanical Garden, it is very different from the ordinary scenery. The whole garden is filled with colorful illuminations. Restaurant and café inside the Botanical Garden are open at night during the event so you can take time and enjoy the night over dinner as well. The Hiroshima Botanical Garden has events all seasons so you should visit even if it’s not winter!
The Hiroshima Botanical Garden
Every weekend and the national holiday in December (up until around Christmas)
9:00am to 9:00pm (admission ends at 8:30pm)
170yen to 500yen depending on age (free for junior high students and younger)
Transportation: Free shuttle bus leaves from the JR Itsukaichi station (may vary annually)
Open all days except for Fridays (Hours: 9:00am-4: 30 pm)
Fee: 170yen to 500yen depending on age (Free for junior high students and younger)
Hiroshima has two World Heritage Sites. One is Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island and the other, Atomic Bomb Dome at the Peace Memorial Park. They are places most tourists come to Hiroshima for but my recommendation is to see the Orizuru tower too! You can get a good view of the city from the top floor and learn the history of Hiroshima.
Hiroshima is attractive all seasons and there are many events you can’t miss! Come stop by and learn the history, enjoy the scenery and taste great food!
(NOTE: Images are samples from the past and illumination designs may vary annually)
If you are traveling in Tokyo this winter, you should not miss the exciting illumination events that turn the city into a winter wonderland. Many popular places in the central part of the metropolis turn into fairy tale scenes with its unique and unforgettable atmosphere at the end of the year. Feel the Christmas mood, enjoy mulled wine, and see how Tokyo transforms during these cold days. The following article picked top ten illumination events in Tokyo this winter, URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/events/tokyo-winter-illumination-events
A lot of people when they get to a Matsuri for the first time feel themselves a bit lost. They confuse about what is happening around. If you are new to Japanese Festivals or want to know an alternative way of how you can enjoy these events, the following article will provide you with a set of helpful tips on how to choose a proper festival and activities you should try there. Please don`t hesitate to take a look at it!
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The food presented during Matsuri is pretty different from the one you get at the restaurants in Japan. Besides, there is a certain charm in grabbing some snack from a food stall and diving back into the festival crowd. I am sure that you will discover something new about Japanese festival food from the following article!