Hiroshima is known worldwide for one event in 1945 – the US dropped a nuclear bomb on the city to hasten the end of World War 2.
One of the most haunting places on earth to visit knowing what had happened ~70 years previously and the number of people who were killed or ended up with lifelong medical problems.
But the Japanese got on with living, and after Hiroshima was destroyed the Japanese got to work building a modern city in it’s place.
Hiroshima is home of the Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki – Yummy!
After having visited Yakitori Akiyohi’s Kyoto store, I headed a couple of blocks from my hotel to their Hiroshima store on my last evening in the city.
I don’t normally have a sit down breakfast when I travel… usually opting for something quick from a Family Mart or 7-Eleven on my way to my first stop of the day. But today, as I was walking down Rijo Dori towards Hiroshima Castle I popped into Caffe Veloce probably just 300 metres from my … Continue reading Caffe Veloce, Hiroshima, Japan
About 50 metres from the Atomic Bomb Hypocentre memorial is an okonomiyaki restaurant that always has a queue. I stopped by this restaurant on my first visit to Hiroshima in 2015, back then I just walked in at lunch and was quickly seated and served.
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake mainly associated with Hiroshima and the Kansai area. While you can get Okonomiyaki at any number of restaurants in Hiroshima, the mecca is the vertical village called Okonomi-mura in central Hiroshima that houses 24 Okonomiyaki restaurants all cooking the dish in their own special way.
After Kyoto I jumped on the Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka, and then a second Shinkansen to Hiroshima. It’s around a 2 hour trip depending on how much time you need to wait for the connecting Shinkansen at Shin-Osaka. There’s no shuttle bus from Hiroshima Station to the Crowne Plaza in Hiroshima but it’s quite easy to … Continue reading ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan