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

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)

Aug 10, 2016

✺ *:'.;* Shobara Summer Fireworks Festival ✺ *:'.;*

August: 28th 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Place:Shobara’s Ueno Park


 Konnichiwa from Hiroshima Hana Hostel, It's Kana here. 
It's getting hotter and hotter everyday in Japan..
Many people struggle with heatstroke and it is becoming serious problem, so Please take good care of yourself while traveling in Japan.

Speak of summer event in Japan is FIREWORK FESTIVAL!! Dress in YUKATA(Japanese traditional clothing  like KIMONO for summer wear)  and get out of town and enjoy beautiful fireworks!
It held only during summer so if you are in Japan now, please do not miss them!!

There is a one in Shobara  Hroshima prefecture. There will be 3000 of display of fireworks.
It takes about 3 hours from Hiroshima Station by JR.
It is good to enjoy local train to little country side rather than stay in the town with crowd.
Also This Shobara Summer fire works festival is placed top 4 in Hiroshima fireworks event.
Must see and enjoy it! It will be great experience if you could dress in YUKATA and enjoy the fireworks with local people!

Jul 24, 2016

A festival in Miyoshi town

☆MIYOSHI Kinsai Festival☆

Miyoshi is located at Mountainous region in Hiroshima.
It takes an hour and half from Hiroshima station by Geibi Line.


There is a summer festival. You can enjoy traditional dancing and
parade with a special dram which is from Miyoshi town.
Let's join them and have fun for all night!!


DATE : 2016,7,30 (July 30th) 

TIME :  16:00~
          Parade from 17:15 to 22:00 

ACCESS : 5~10 minutes from Miyoshi station

HP :


Jul 20, 2016

Summer in Japan is the season of fireworks!

Hi there, This is Shiori from J-hoppers Hiroshima.

Have you ever seen fireworks before in Japan?

There is fireworks festival in front of the 10,000 Ton Cruise Ship Berth on July 23rd, 


Date: July 23

Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Venue: Hiroshima Port 10,000 Ton Berth Ujina Hiroshima-shi,
Lots of people attend, so it will tend to be very crowded.

But it will become an unforgettable memory in your life. 

Enjoy summer in Japan to the fullest :)

Jul 14, 2016


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

As you guys all know, one of the best ways to spend your days off, is going to Circus!

From the 2nd of July to the 25th of September, Japan's most popular circus "KINOSHITA CIRCUS" plays their show in Hiroshima.

They are originally from Okayama prefecture which is next to Hiroshima, and it's been five years since they last played in the city. Founded in 1902, their long history reaches 114 years this year.

I went to see the show last Monday (the 11th of July), and that was super amazing!
Their show not only includes the great animal & human performance, but also has a strong narrative aspect. It contains the expression of Japanese culture everywhere too.

I got the cheapest seat for 2,800yen, but it was totally fine as the performing tent is not that big. If you want to see them from the front, I suggest you pay a bit more and get the best spot!

KINOSHITA CIRCUS is not only for kids! Everyone, from child to adult, can enjoy their overwhelming performance.

To see the English information, go to

Jun 27, 2016

President Obama's visit to Hiroshima !

Sitting President of USA Obama visited Hiroshima on May 27,2016.
Between June 30 and  August 31, the Peace Memorial Museum have put on display four paper cranes made by president Obama. Also, there is his signeture on the museum’s guest book with his message: “We have known the agony of war. Let us now find the courage, together, to spread peace, and pursue a world without nuclear weapons.”

papre cranes are known as a symbol of peace


Duration of exbihition : From June 30 to August 31.
Place: the Peace Memorial Museum (The main building on the north side)