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Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19(Coronavirus), the events originally scheduled for 2020 may be postponed or cancelled.
Please check the original website before you actually schedule them.

Helpful guide in case of emergency while traveling in Japan

Please use the following information for your guide in case of emergency such as a disaster, illness, or when you need help while traveling in Japan.


This is a Safety Information Card provided by Japan Tourism Agency.
You can also jump to the website by clicking the links below.

Twitter @Japan Safe Travel
https://twitter.com/japansafetravel

JNTO Official Website
https://www.japan.travel/en/

NHK Get Latest News
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/

JNTO "When you are feeling sick"
https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/
It is helpful for finding medical institution and shows how to use them.
The guide is available in different languages; English, Chinese(繁體中文, 简体中文), Korean(한국어), Thai(ภาษาไทย), and Japanese(日本語). You can also see flows from reception through payment, and how to tell your symptoms (with pictograms sheet).

JNTO Japan Visitor Hotline [24 hours a day]
050-3816-2787

Police
110

Ambulances/Fire Service
119



Recent posts

A seashore back in time of 12th century that suddenly appears in a present residential area

Seibuumetate Daini Park; there is a pond in this park, and in the center of it there is a little island named “Kogoi-jima”. This little island used to be an actual island floating on the sea.


When the area's development projects carried after the World War II, the surrounding area had been reclaimed and the only this island and the torii(*) were left behind to preserve these memories.
The torii gate, which is normally located at the entrance to Shinto shrines, was built here, because the trees used for the construction of Itsukushima Shrine was cut out from the nearby mountain and sent from the seashore around here to Miyajima.
Even now, the seawater flows into the pond, and it is a rare pond where the water level rises and falls with the ebb and flow of the tide.
*the torii currently standing there is the one reproduced







Let’s take your own shopping bags with to the store!

Starting from July 1st, 2020, plastic bags has become charged at stores.


Before that, plastic bags were provided for free when you buy things in most of the stores such as convenience stores and drug stores in Japan.

This change, which could sound more natural for those living in other countries, may greatly affect the lifestyle of Japanese people.

Now, to save the global environment, take your reusable shopping bags with you when you go out for shopping.

In Japan, for a long time, a large cloth called “furoshiki” has also been used to carry things. It is very convenient and also substituted for the shopping bags. When not in use, you can fold it like a handkerchief and carry it around; when you use it, you tie its four corners and use it as a bag.

How about trying one and taking advantage of old Japanese wisdom?

"Rest House”, the only existing building with the appearance of those days in the Peace Memorial Park.

When you visit the Peace Memorial Museum, your emotions may be shaken and you may not feel like enjoying your trip.
However, now and even before the atomic bomb was dropped, Hiroshima still has its culture, and we would want you to know the daily life and culture of people living in Hiroshima.

We should be able to build a better world by knowing and understanding each other.

The Peace Memorial Park is now well developed as a park with no houses, but before the atomic bombing in 1945, it was a downtown area of Hiroshima as well as a residential area.

What retains the impression of those days is the current Rest House.



History This building was not built as a Rest House.
When it was built in 1929, it was a Kimono Shop called "Taisho-ya Kimono Shop". Please click here for the interior at the time of construction.

If you have ever watched the film "In This Corner of the World ", please recall the scene where the main character, Suzu, went out for delivering dried-seawee…

Café Igel

A traveler meets a traveler of the future here.
The owner/chef of this café, who has traveled around the world, serves breakfast from around the world.

Variety of sandwiches from around the world are served.
Find your favorite taste!
All the food & drink menus have take-out/ eat-in options.
-English menu
-Vegetarian and Vegan options
-Free Wi-Fi

For further information: https://www.facebook.com/igelhiroshima/

Hiroshima Weather Information

Hiroshima is comparatively warm and is one of the areas that has the most clear-days in Japan.

June - July From mid-June through late July, Hiroshima is in rainy season.

July - September After the rainy season, it is most likely to be very hot and humid until mid-September; we ask you to stay hydrated enough to prevent heat stroke.
Locals often use parasols to keep themselves out of the sun, which is recommended for travelers, as well.

Also, August and September are known for the typhoon season in Japan.
When typhoon is approaching or hitting the area you travel, please take care of yourself, and pay more attention to the traffic information of trains and Shinkansen.

December - March From December through February is it the winter season.
It is rare that we have snow along the southern coast, but when it snows, please try to check the latest traffic information.
In some part of the mountainous area in northern part of Hiroshima, it snows a lot until mid-March.
Be careful not to get in…