Jun 22, 2017

Onomichi Gion Matsuri


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Onomichi(Santai Mawashi) Gion Matsuri 
Jun 24th (Sat)
6PM-9PM
From 7PM : Santai Mawashi
the Tsuchido ferry landing platform
*10min walk from Onomichi Sta.

Also,there will be many stalls selling Japanese food.
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A Gion Festival in Onomichi will be held this coming Saturday.
It is one of Onomichi's three major festival and it has continued since the Edo period. The Santai Mawashi is the main attraction of the festival.People scramble 3 Mikoshis,portable shrine floats, and compete to obtain a special flag with each other. Why don't you visit Onomichi and enjoy the traditional festival this weekend?


Jun 7, 2017

*・':゚:*:'゚` Mariho Aquarium *・':゚:*:'゚`

Hello this is Kana from Hiroshima Hana Hostel.
It is already in June and we are about to get into rainy season. We call it as "TSUYU".
After Tsuyu, Summer will begin!!! Can't wait to go to beach with nice cold beers!

Japan is an island country which is surrounded by the sea. So we have many different kinds of sea animal, and also they are very close to our life. I love sea animal, especially Turtle, dolphin and  penguin!!

Here is a great news for the people like me. 
There will be brand new Aquarium which will open on June 24th (Sat) !!


It is located right middle of BIG shopping mall which is quite interesting. So you can enjoy both at one time!
Also right next to shopping mall, there is a beautiful walk side with Harbor.
So actually you can enjoy walk along beautiful harbor, enjoy Lunch at shopping mall and enjoy aquarium with lovely sea animals!
 


It takes about 45minutes from Hiroshima Station by bus. 
(260 yen for each way. Line  3)

April~October  10:00~20:00
November~March 10:00~17:00

★ Adult (Over 18years): 900 yen
★ Child(Over 6years): 500 yen
★ Baby(Over 3years): 300 yen
★  Senior(Over 65years): 800 yen

Summer is coming up! Good to cool you down with sea animals rather than air conditioner!
 

May 29, 2017

TOUKASAN ~ Yukata Festivel in Hiroshima ~

It's a beginning of Summer.
This year, It's hotter than last year. Tomorrow can be 29℃
in day time...(;´Д`) Where are we? It's Japan!! It's May!!

On this season, It's good to go out at night.
Because It can be cool in night time.

Here is an information for a festival in Hiroshima.
Let's try on Yukata and join them!!!
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DATE:  2017.6.2 4days  12:00~23:00
PLACE: Chuou street in the city cantre
ACCESS: 5 minutes from Hachoubori  tram stop
 HP: http://www.toukasan.jp/

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May 7, 2017

Hiroshima Rose Festival 🌹

Hello everyone! It's Chippy from J Hoppers Hiroshima.

I can't believe how fast it is to turn to be spring from the autumn this year! It's been super hot these days and it even feels like we skipped the spring!

In Japan, after cherry blossoms fell, it's the season for ROSES!!

There will be a "Rose Festival" taken place at the Hiroshima Botanical Garden from next week!
The rose garden covers 1600 square meters and contains 570 different varieties of rose. With other parts of the gardens there are about 850 varieties on display in total including pure bred roses, modern roses, and some of them are created in Hiroshima and even named after Hiroshima.

They will also hold some workshops such as making wreaths of flowers and forming roses out of soft clay (clay craft) during the period. Some flower shops and food stalls will come to warm up the festival too!

It only takes about 40 minutes by bus departing from the Bus Center which is 15 minutes from J Hoppers.
If you feel like spending your time on relaxing surrounded by beautiful nature rather than being in a crowd in the city center, this place will be the best spot for you!

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           Rose Festival 🌹

☆Dates: May 13th ~ May 28th (closed on Fridays)

★Hours: 9:00am ~ 4:30pm

☆Place: The Hiroshima Botanical Garden

★Admission Fee: 510yen (Adults)

☆Access: Hiroshima Dentetsu Bus #55-1 (40 minutes)
              bound for Yakushigaoka Danchi via The Botanicall Garden

※Bus runs once an hour until evening. Check the time schedule in advance:
http://www.hiroden.co.jp/bus/route/w-54-55.html#tab2 (JP)

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Hiroshima Botanical Garden Website: http://www.hiroshima-bot.jp/index.htm

May 4, 2017

World Beer and Gourmet Stadium 2017


Are you enjoying in golden week in Japan?

There are some big events in Hiroshima now.

One of event,  there is World Beer and Gourmet Stadium on April 28-May 7th.

 
 System
  • Pay a ¥1000 deposit for a beer glass.
  • Pay to have your glass filled with various beers from around the world.
  • Return your glass and get your ¥1000 deposit back.

Opening hours

Week days : 15:00-21:00
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays : 11:00-21:00

Place :  

Old Baseball Stadium
 

Drinking beer out side with music is must be fun  !!


Enjoy the rest of your holidays :)

Apr 25, 2017

"Being coverd by Cats" in Onomichi

Hi.This is Ena from Hiroshima Hana Hostel.
Here in Hiroshima, it is in the middle of spring.
The temperature is warming up into over 20.

  I feel like going out on a trip somewhere on such a nice day!
  
Where do you plan to go in Hiroshima?  The Peace Park? Miyajima island?
  If you have free time in Hiroshima,in the eastern part of Hiroshima,
there is a small town,Onomichi  which has lots of wild cats.
They are having an exhibition about cats from Mar 18th to May 7th 

at the museum in Senkouji park.(千光寺公園)
There are more than 240 works of cats at the exhibition.
Also, you can enjoy face painting on May 5th.(from 1PM +200yen)
If you are a fan of them, this is the one for you!Why don't you visit Onomichi to mingle with wild cats and enjoy the art of them?🐈
 

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 Exhibition "Neko mamire"
                            (Being coverd by Cats)
  From Mar 18th to May 7th 
@Onomichi City Museum of Art 
●Opening Hours
9:00-17:00 (Last admission : 4.30PM)
●Closed : Mondays
Adults:800yen   Students:550yen
Children (under 15years): Admission Free
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my friends...?

 This event is a little bit famous on Twitter because of the funny pictures of their official account.
It is so much fun to see them:)
Please check it out!

Onomichi City Museum of Art Official Twitter Account >>  @bijutsu1
Sorry...Please do NOT enter... ;(
....🐈

Apr 23, 2017

Kintaikyo Bridge Festival 2017

Hi, this is Tomomi from Hiroshima HANA!

Have you ever been to Iwakuni?
In iwakuni, there is Kintaikyo bridge which is the longest natural wooden arch bridge in the world and one of the three most excellent bridge in japan.
Annual festival held at Kintaikyo and it will be the 40th festival this year.

The Daimyo Procession with the Daimyo’s alternate attendance and the Yakko Dochu, Nanjyo Dance are held during this festival. People dressed in samurai costumes parade through the castle town and shoot targets reenacting ancient times. The Iwakuni infantry was organized by Ishida Mitsunari centuries ago. Today, the gunmen are volunteers demonstrating the history of Iwakuni for the townspeople and tourists.
Why don't you visit there!??:)
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Kintaikyo Bridge Festival

 April 29th  / 9am ~ around 3pm

Access: 

*about  1hour from Hiroshima station to Iwakuni station (local)

*about 20min from Iwakuni station to Kintai bridge bu bus  

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