I am Johnnie, a 25 year old student from the Netherlands. I study Cultural Geography at the University of Groningen.
I am in Hiroshima for 4 weeks right now as a tourist, student and researcher. I'm here on my own, mainly to explore the range of tourists' experiences, feelings and emotions while visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and vicinity. As a tourist, I'll also be experiencing the encounters at the Peace Memorial sites myself.
The aim of my study is to understand tourists’ experiences in Hiroshima, as well as their potential changed meanings regarding war, peace and nuclear weapons after touring Hiroshima.
While I'm here, I would very much like to get in contact with other tourists and share some of our experiences. That would help me a lot to better understand the impact of such a visit. Other than that, as a tourist, some company and socializing a bit would do me good while I'm here for 4 weeks.
If anyone is in Hiroshima in February and would like to meet, let me know :) . Or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to talk to you soon!
Staying near hiroshima station tonite. Three kids, bit tired from traveling, don't want okonomiyaki tonite and not huge seafood fans! Any country cuisine ok. Any suggestions please?..
Can you tell me if cabs run early in the am? are they 24 hours? What would be the cab fare for 2 people 6 am from downtown Hiroshima to Hiroshima Airport?
is there a charge for this service
Does anyone how I can contact a store in Miyajima that sells souvenirs? I broke my wife's favorite Miyajima souvenir and want to replace it. It is a small beige coffee/tea cup with the words "DEER DEAR" and a cute graphic that includes the deer a small red bird and the saying "KYO MO KIMI TO AETE URESHI NA"
Will I be able to find someone to direct me in English on arival at Shin-Osaka
Anyone out in Hiroshima tonight or tomorrow night?
I will be in Hiroshima coming January and staying 2 nights.
I dont have a clue what to do there. Of course, first of all I wanna see the history of Hiroshima. I am not into museums, but if there is a good one about history of Hiroshima, then I would like to go.
I dont know how big the place is and how to get around there. We will be two persons.
How can I make a plan of what to do there and how to find out how to get there? We do not speak japanese.
Can someone help me in telling me in which areas we should get a hotel (and where to book it online) and where to go?
thanks and hoping to hear back soon. I believe I have to book a hotel room quick.
I will travel from Hiroshima to Kyoto on a Nozomi train. From JR west information page, the sanyo pass will valid for the Sanyo Shinkansen (including Nozomi) between Shin Osaka and Hakata. Is my sanyo pass valid on this Hiroshima-Kyoto trip on Nozomi train? Can I use my sanyo pass and pay the fare adjustment for the Shinosaka-Kyoto trip? how to pay the additional fare?
I will have a stopover at HIJ airport soon on a weekday night, arriving at 2010 (have to do customs clearance) and then leaving at 0920 the next morning. Both flights are international and it's not possible to do online check-in.
I'm looking at staying at a hostel near JR Hiroshima station, and taking the airport shuttle to get there and then back to the airport the next morning, which should take about 1 hour each way.
Or, is there any non-smoking place (McDonald's or Internet cafe) where I could spend the night? Capsule hotel would also be an interesting option, if anyone knows of any that take female guests.
Will I be able to do any sightseeing at all? Or, at least try the local okonomiyaki? I'm just trying not to make it a trip where I see nothing apart from the airport, accommodation, and airport transport!
What's the best way to get from the Hiroshima Shinkansen Station to Okonomimura?
We are traveling to Japan on April 23rd and are trying to find our relatives in Hiroshima. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, mom (who's 91) cannot locate her address book with family's contact info.
Can anyone point us in the right direction on finding our aunt, uncle and/or their 2 grown children? Thank you!
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could help me out on finding some very interesting sight places to see here? Also, can someone suggest some cheap decent hostel accommodation as I am only a student??
trying to find out the best (meaning most inexpensive) way to get from fukuoka to hiroshima. arriving at fukuoka airport on a saturday afternoon and just have to be in hiroshima by noon of the following day, if that makes a difference.
thank you in advance!
I am planning to go to Miyajima with my bf this month, staying for 1 night. What do you guys think about staying on the island? Which is the best hotel for value of money? For hotels on the island, can we still book dinner but not stay there? Which hotel would have best food or worst?
Here's my short list. What do you think?
1) Morinoyado morinoyado.jp/english/index.... (a bit far from ferry station)
2) Coral Miyajima HOtel (on the mainland). This is very cheap, 4000Y per person discounted, there is a restaurant in the hotel that appears to be quite cheap, but would not have the traditonal jap experience I guess
hotel site: http://www.coral-hotel.co.jp/price.html
3) Jyukeiso gambo-ad.com/miyajima/englis...
4) Karaguchi www4.ocn.ne.jp/~kawaguti/kya...
Is the dinner over on the island worth it? I'm also going to Kyoto, should I try Kaiseki dinner there? I would only want to try one dinner, can't afford both.
Thank you for your help.
I just would like to ask if it is possible to reserve the gymnasium inside the school compound here in Hiroshima?
If somebody here knows a little knowledge regarding about this, please kindly help me and give suggestions on where and whom should I ask from the school.
Schools located at Naka ward is much preferred.
We are trying to make tournament but we are having difficulties trying to reserve from sports centers.
Thank you very much for the help.
I'm planning a day trip from Kyoto to Hiroshima and then going to Miyajima Island.
As my time will be tight, hoping to arrive by 10:30am and must leave on the 19:51 train, can anyone help with how best I should spend my time at these places? My initial thoughts are:
Take ropeway to the top of Misen Mountain
Having looked into Miyajima further, it seems there's more to do on it than I originally thought.
What should be seen and what can be left out?
How long should I aim to spend at each place?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I was wondering if there are any places to rent bicycles in Hiroshima-preferably near the station. Thanks for your help!
anyone knows where can i found a timetable...we will be arriving on a monday around 21.00 to HIROSHIMA STATION if this helps...
What is the best way to get to Hiroshima from Nagano? Preferrably by JR Shinkansen.. where do we have to transfer trains and how long does it take?
We plan on leaving Nagano really early in the morning, leave our luggage at a locker in Hiroshima JR Station, explore Hiroshima/Miyajima and then check into a hotel in Osaka.. Tnx.
we plan on being in Miyajima on the 26th of feb for a night and wanted to stay at a temple or ryokan....we are having trouble finding a place as most places seem booked out..
can anyone recommend a good place to stay that isn't too expensive? with a website where we can book from?? (we're budgeting around 100-150 AUD).
hi all you knowlegeble folks,
there's a 4-day meeting going on in Prince Hotel (near the Hiroshima port) that i need to attend, but staying in the grand Prince hotel itself is out of budget. :( heard the views were superb.
plus, most budget friendly hostels/guest houses are located near the city center.
is there a tram line/subway/bus that goes from city center all the way to the hotel or its proximity that i can catch to and fro? (perhaps the first and last tram timing?)
i've tried various searches and haven't been able to pull this info off the WWW.
so any help/info is very appreciated. :)
How long does it take to get to Hiroshima from Tokyo by train? I have three free days in Japan and am thinking that on one of them I'd like to travel to Hiroshima.
Hello, I'm planning for 1 to 2 days in Hiroshima, I would like you all to comment on my plan. do u think i can visit all these places in 1.5 days? thanks
2. Hiroshima Castle
4. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
5. A Bomb Dome
6. View from the Price Hotel in Ujina Port at Sun set
We are making a day trip to Hiroshima with our lugguages before travelling to Kansai Airport, can someone please tell me if there are lockers big enough at the train station to accomodate 60cm lugguages?
I am coming to Japan in about a week. We are flying into Osaka and out of Narita. We do not have that much time (about 9 days), but I would love to see Hiroshima. Is it worth it to make the day trip to Hiroshima? I would take the first possible train there and the last one back.
How long does the train take approximately?
Can I see Mijama in the winter? Is it worht it?
I would probably go to Mijama first and then go to the Peace Park afterwards.
Let me know what you think!
Is there internet booking for this Youth House?
Would anybody be willing to give my younger brother and two friends a tour of Hiroshima on Monday, August 21st? They are 21-22 year old Americans, really cool, have never been to Japan and don't know how to get around on their own. They will gladly pay for your attractions and meals, and will bring you gifts from America. I would accompany them, but I am stuck at my Nova job on that day in Yonago. I would like them to see Miya Jima island, the Peace Park, the Okonomayaki restaurant "tower" and whatever else you think is interesting. We would all really appreciate your help. Thanks so much!
Japan phone: 090-7761-4601
We are a family of 4 with two sons 16 and 20. We will stay for 2 nights at Miyajima during next month.
Can somebody please advise me what is the best choice to stay, between a family cabin at Tsutsumigaura or the Seaside Hotel?
There is also the possibility of staying partially at Morinoyado. Should we try one night here and the other at one of the beach locations?
What is the best place or combination, please?
Thank you very much.
Hellol. My girlfriend and I are interested in biking the Shimanami-Kaido from Hiroshima to Shikoku. We will be carrying big backpacks so are hoping to find a bike shop that rents real road or mountain bikes and bike bags or trailers. Do you have information (in English) about bike shops in Onomichi City or nearby? Thanks!