All about Japan
1923 Historical Event
Takahiro Morita, 27
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Beautiful museum and of course very sad. It only cost us 50 yen to go in, but at any price it is well worth the visit. There are lockers, you just insert a 100 yen coin which is returned to you when you collect your items. Everything has an English translation. Audio guides are 300 yen. It can be crowded at times but don't let that deter you, we went between 3.30 and 6pm and it wasn't too busy.
Food in Japan
Sushi: Put simply, sushi is raw fish served on rice seasoned lightly with vinegar. It’s in the variety of flavours and textures – like tangy, creamy uni (sea urchin roe) and plump, juicy, ama-ebi (sweet shrimp) – that things get interesting. Despite sushi’s lofty image, it has a humble origin: street food.
Unagi: Unagi is river eel grilled over charcoal and lacquered with a sweet barbecue sauce. According to folklore, unagi is the ideal antidote to the heat and humidity of Japan’s stultifying summers. It’s a delicacy evocative of old Japan and most restaurants that specialize in eel have a wonderfully traditional feel. Fresh, wild-caught unagi is available May through October.