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More to see in Hiroshima
Those who are fond of Japanese cuisine and exotic oriental delicacies would enjoy their stay in Hiroshima. There are more than three hundred different restaurants and cafes in the city, so every foreigner would find a suitable dining place. Speaking of typical national food, we should definitely mention okonomiyaki, a little crunchy bread that looks a bit like a pizza. It differs from the popular Italian treat with a special composition of the filling, as well as an original way of cooking. The flatbread is fried a little, than the filling is spread. The filling includes mix of vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, udon and seafood. After being fried thoroughly, bread is turned and fried on the other side. In local street cafes and restaurants okonomiyaki is cooked with a variety of fillings; cooks fry scones at small open braziers. In addition to the popular treat, you can order a variety of sauces. Another important feature of the national cuisine is an abundance of seafood. Virtually every national restaurant will offer oysters; chefs prepare them in a wide variety of ways. Oysters with lemon and soy sauce are considered to be the true classics; those who are fond of more savory treats would appreciate oysters cooked in oil. Yellowtail rockfish, squid and octopus are among favorites in local menus; in the first half of the year anchovies are served in local restaurants. Ramen noodles are local classics; they are cooked with chicken and various vegetable mixtures. Fans of … Read further

Our guide chapters over Hiroshima

Cuisine and top restaurants

Hassei is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the city; its visitors can taste all possible kinds of national foods and drinks. The name of the Okonomimura restaurant speaks for itself; popular flatbreads are cooked there in dozens of variations. The wine bar Totide Wine invites visitors to have a break from Eastern cuisine; it serves popular varieties of European wines and delicious pizza. It’s … Open

Traditions and mentality of Hiroshima

One of the most striking and recognizable national characteristics is eating food with chopsticks. Locals manage them so cleverly that you would be carried away by the sight of their movement. European cutlery is served in many local restaurants; you will certainly need to ask for it, if you are not sure that you could cope with unusual chopsticks. During the meal, don’t stick chopsticks upright in the rice, … Open

Travel guide to Hiroshima

The reminder of the tragic events taking place in August 1945 is the Genbaku Dome. This is a historical construction crowned with a big globe dome. It is very surprising that the historic building is only 16 meters from the epicenter of the atomic bomb explosion and managed to survive. The building has not been intentionally reconstructed, so you can admire the same construction as it was after the explosion. The … Open

Advices for travellers

1. Holiday-makers should take into account that tipping isn’t accepted at local restaurants and other leisure centers. The service charge is usually included in the total score and rarely exceeds 10 % of the amount of services rendered. Tips to maids in a hotel are also not accepted. 2. Hiring a car is worth only for those who believe that they can adapt to the unusual left-hand traffic. Road signs are … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Those who want to bring back some interesting edible gifts should look into one of the many pastry shops. They sell delicious Momiji manju cakes with bean filling. Beautiful crafts made of glass and various items like chopsticks, trays of exquisite paintings, copper and amulets remain usual souvenirs. Tourists who aren’t used to end entertaining after dark have to pop into one of the local clubs or bars. The … Open

Cultural excursion through Hiroshima - things to see

Another interesting church of the 14th century is Fudoin Temple; it is one of the few sanctuaries that have survived the bombing. The bell tower and the gate of the temple have survived in their original form; now they are of great cultural value. The Hiroshima Museum of Art invites tourists to distract from the tragic history of the city and enjoy the beauty of exquisite paintings. Its collection includes works by … Open

Moving around in Japan - transportation

A specific mode of transport in Japan is a monorail, which is designed for intracity travel. The trains are fully automated and operate without drivers. Such trains operate in the largest cities of the country, including Tokyo. Tickets for them must be purchased separately from that of the railway trains. The length of roads is more than 1,000,000 kilometers, while those with a hard surface in the country are about 810,000 kilometers. The express road is about 6,000 kilometers. It is possible to use the service of a taxi or rent a car. Air transportation has become the most popular means of transportation in Japan. The main center is Haneda Airport. Due to the territorial location of Japan, sea transport is also popular. Tourists can use ferries, ships, liners and catamarans. … Open

Economy roadmap of Japan

The Japanese economy today is among the five most developed economic structures in the world. But the Japan’s share of the global GDP is constantly decreasing. The financial system is going through a rough time. A significant contribution to the current economic state of the country was made in the post-war years, when the Japanese began to actively engage in the development of technology and skill, as well as their import. Thanks to the most powerful research base, Japan can independently export robotics, various electronics, automobiles, ships and aircraft, and so on. Any Japanese product is considered a priori of high quality. It was possible to achieve such sales at market thanks to incredibly cheap labor. … Open

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