Dec 2, 2016

a dedicatory Bugaku for MIYAJIMA

Do you know Bugaku?
It's a traditional Japanese court music accompanied by dancing.
It's coming a 20th anniversary as world heritage for MIYAJIMA.

You can enjoy a spacial Bugaku in MIYAJIMA!!



 DATE : 2016, December  6th   from the efternoon
 PLACE : the stage at ITSUKUSHIMA shrine
 ACCESS : 15minutes from JR Sanyo line Miyajimaguchi st. by ferry
                 and walk 10minutes
 FEE : 300yen for the entrance shrine
 H P :



Nov 9, 2016

Colored Leaves Iluminated at Shukkei-en Garden

Hi! It's Chippy from J Hoppers Hiroshima.

Although you still could feel the end of summer a few weeks ago with warm temperature, it suddenly got much colder in the last few days...
It's time to see Autumn colored leaves in Japan!

One of the most popular sights in Hiroshima, Shukkei-en Garden is having an annual event “Momiji Matsuri”(Maple Festival) from Nov.19th to 30th, and it's maple trees with their red leaves will be lit up from the 23rd to the end of the festival.

The garden is usually closed at 5pm in November, but it's open until 9pm only during this period.
If enjoying the beautiful colored leaves is one of the purposes of your Japan trip, you cannot miss it!!

◇Dates: November 23rd to 30th 
◇Hours: 9:00am-9:00pm
(Final admission:8:30pm)
 ◇Illumination: 5:30pm-9:00pm 
◇Admission Fee: 260yen

 For further information, visit the link below;

Nov 3, 2016

Grand Inoko festival on Nov 5th. 6th

City center festival which melds tradition with art in Fukuromachi Park – centered on a 1.5 ton rock suspended by ropes attached to 88 bamboo trees.

 grand inoko matsuri

Date  November 5th,and  6th.
Place Fukuromachi Park


Nov. 5 (Sat.)
Inoko Parade (in hon-dori) 1:00 pm
'OOINOKO' (stone up) 3:00 pm
Omote-Syukusai (ritual dedication)7:00 pm

Nov. 6(Sun.)
'OOINOKO' (stone up) 1:00 pm
'Oneri' (in hon-dori) 6:10 pm
Ura-Syukusai (ritual dedication) 6:30 pm
Tsunakiri (grandfinale) 8:00 pm
Parking is limited. Visitors are encouraged to use nearby parking or public transportation.

Grand Inoko Festa:A 1.5 ton of gigantic rock will  be floating in the air!  

More information, please go to this page :

Oct 24, 2016

⚾Hiroshima Carp Victory Parade⚾

⚾Hiroshima Carp Victory Parade⚾ 
Nov 5th  From 10:30  FREE
@Peace Boulevard
Take a tram #1 to Hondori stop 
(You can not get on/off at Fukuro-machi stop 10-12pm on Nov 5th)

Since our baseball team,Hiroshima Carp won the Central League on Sept 10th,they are having the victory parade in November at Peace Boulevard!  We were hoping for this parade for a long time so many carp fans are going there to celebrate.
 Let's celebrate our HEROES together in HIROSHIMA!
Please check the details well if you are interested in it.
Hiroshima Carp Victory Parade (JPN): 
BOOKED BUS for the VICTORY parade ⚾

Oct 17, 2016

Autumn Sumo Tour in Hiroshima

This is Tomomi from Hiroshima Hana hostel!

Have you ever watched SUMO game in JAPAN?
Now you have the chance to watch a SUMO game in Hiroshima.
Around 260 sumo rikishi take part in this one day exhibition.

Oct 29th from  8am to 3pm

[How to get a ticket]
*Make reservations at the ticket center on 082-532-1701 (tickets and bento boxed lunches).
*  (and you can receive your ticket at Seven eleven/convenience store )

If you do not speak Japanese,You may need some help by Japanese people

about 10min walk from Shin inokuchi JR station
Sun Plaza Hall
3-1-1 Shoko Center, Nishi-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

Oct 7, 2016

Kikka-sai Festival (Chrysanthemum Festival)

Date: 2016 Oct 15th
Place: Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine
Admission fee to Itsukushima Shrine : ¥300

Konnichiwa from Hiroshima Hana Hostel It's Kana here.
Summer is already over without noticing and we are having  Autumn with  beautiful colored leaves.
We enjoyed beautiful colored leaves in Autumn and Cherry blossom on Spring, so if you have any opportunity to visit Japan, You must see them!

Speaking of colored leaves, I know one of the best place in Hiroshima which is MIYAJIMA.
Miyajima is one of world heritage. MUST GO PLACE.

There is one of festival in Miyajima in Oct so you can both enjoy world heritage with beautiful colored leaves and Festival at same time!!!

On Oct 15th, there will be Kikka-sai Festival (Chrysanthemum Festival)

The court dance and music introduced into Miyajima from Kyoto by Kiyomori Taira is dancing by the gagaku. Around 20 pieces including "Ryo-oh", "Nasori" "Manzai raku" and "Engi raku" are still handed down to Itsukushima Shrine from the latter period in the twelfth century.

You can enjoy one of old traditional dance! It will be very good experience for you!

If you have JR pass, No cost for you to get to Miyajima from Hiroshima station which is only 5 minutes walk away from Hana Hostel!

Sep 26, 2016

Hiroshima city Sake Festival 2016

 Hiroshima Sake Festival  2016

There is little sake festival at Alice garden in Hiroshima city.
 October 1st is Sake day!!

You can drink all if you buy a 1000yen ticket.

500yen , you can drink 5 kind of sake.
The time is from 17:00 to 19:30.

If you have any chance to come Hiroshima city  in October 1st, and you love to drink,
let's join them and try to Japanese sake :)