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).
*http://7ticket.jp/  (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 :)

Sep 14, 2016

A costume parade in Onomichi

Onomichi is quite popular for a movie,a books, and an animation.

You can join the parade if you disguise yourself as something:)

You will enjoy Japanese culture a lot!!


DATE : 2016,September 24th,~25th

TIME : 24th  12:00~19:00  25日th  11:00~16:00

PLACE : Onomichi HONDORI street

ACCESS : 5 minutes from Onomichi JR station

FEE : free

HP : http://www.kasouonomichi.com/


Sep 11, 2016

First Time in 25 years!!

No one in Hiroshima missed the historic game last night.

Carps, the baseball team from Hiroshima finally won the championship of the Central League by beating the Giants 6-4 in Tokyo Dome!

We'd been waiting for this for 25 YEARS!!

I can't believe it took such a long time to be the first place. When they last won the title was back in 1991, the same year I was born!

I was born and raised in Hiroshima, and it was only natural for me to watch baseball games rooting for the Carps in the stadium or on TV when I was little.

But it seems kinda strange for people from other cities to see Hiroshima citizens being so enthusiastic about Carps. I've been asked many times by my university friends "why are you so into Carps?" when I lived in Yokohama (where people are not that interested in baseball even though they have their own team to support in the city LOL)

Well.. there is a good reason for our enthusiasm!

Ever since the Carps was established in 1950, few years after the war ended, the team had struggled with LACK OF MONEY.
Then the citizens made donations of four million yen to save the team. When the Mazda Stadium was built in 2009, we also donated for more than a hundred million yen for the construction. We call the donations "Barrel fundraising," and we're very proud of what we've done!

That's why we have this kind of feelings that "We raised the team" and  love the Carps a lot!

A lot of parties are now going on in bars and restaurants in the city. It's the BEST time even for tourists to buy things a lot cheaper as big sales (like up to 25 % off) are happening in department stores and appliance stores!

I'm really excited to see Carps win the Japan series and literally be the champion of Japan! Go Carps!!

Aug 24, 2016

Team Lab★island Art Museum 2016 Hiroshima

July 27 - September 4   
10am-8pm (final admission 19:30)
@NTT Cred Hall (Pacela 11F)
Advance: Adult 1000yen, 12-18years 700yen, Children 500yen
Door: Adult 1200yen, 12-18years  800yen, Children 600yen
Website:   http://exhibition.team-lab.net/hiroshima/

This is a light show by Japanese design collective teamLab.
The theme of this event is DANCE! Art Museum and Learn & Play! Future Park.
There are digital aquarium, a field of flowers and color balls. You can enjoy the fanciful and unrealistic world there!

Access:  About 5min walk from A-Bomb Dome
Take Tram No.2 or 6 to Kamiyacho-Nishi stop from Hiroshima station.
About 5min walk from the tram stop to  @NTT Cred Hall (Pacela 11F)

Aug 17, 2016

Hiroshima Orizuru Tower

Hi! This is TOMOMI from Hirsohima hana!

Just next to the Atomic Bomb Dome, a new building partially opened on July11th this year and it will begin full operations on Sep 23rd.

It's called 'Hiroshima Orizuru Tower'.

Orizuru means paper crane in Japanese.

*1st floor--- Cafe and Souvenir Select
*F2       ---conference room
*F3-11  ---office
*F12     ---Orizuru SQUARE
*F13     ---Hiroshima Hills RF

On the 1st floor at SOUVENIR SELECT "Hito to Ki",  has 1,000 items including Hiroshima's famous products. You will find nice souvenirs for your family or friends.

The Akushu Café is also on the 1st floor and they have a lot of interesting original menu items like: Stick-Shaped Okonomiyaki "OKOS", Fresh Fried Potato Chips "NAMACHI", "OKO-MOKO DON" and others.

From the roof top on the 13th floor, you will see the great view with Atomic Bomb Dorm and also Miyajima. You can take nice pictures!! And it is also beautiful at night.

And for an extra fee, you can make paper cranes  and ’drop-in’ your crane into a space in the glass wall from the 12th floor.
Eventually, the wall will be filled by the cranes which the visitors dropped-in.

Why don't you visit Hiroshima Orizuru Tower and throw your paper crane :)

Hiroshima Orizurutower


[Open hours]
During PRE-Open period: July 11th-Sept. 22nd  10:00~21:00

*Ticketing and the entrance to the roof observatory is closed at 1 hour before the closing of the building

  • 18 years and over ¥1700
  • 12-17 years ¥900
  • 6-11 years ¥700
  • 4-5 years ¥500
*extra ¥500 charge for Orizuru
 (¥600 if you don’t buy your extra “orizuru throw in” ticket in the lobby and choose to pay once you get to the 12th floor)