Dec 22, 2009

Dec 29(Tue)~Jan 3(Tue) !!! Closed Periods for the New year Holidays !!!!

Peace Memorial Museum Dec. 29 - Jan. 2
広島平和記念資料館 12月29日-1月2日
* The park will be opened all day and you can still see
the Atomic Bomb Dome.
Shukkei-en Garden Dec. 29. Jan2.Jan. 3
縮景園 ★(Opened) Jan.1 /9:00~17:00
12月29日 1月2日、3日         *1月1日は通常通り開9:00~17:00
Prefectual Art Museum Dec. 25 - Jan. 1.Jan.3
広島県立美術館 ★(Opened)Jan.2and 3 /9:00~17:00
Contemporary Art Museum Dec. 28 - Jan. 4
広島現代美術館 12月28日-1月4日

Hiroshima Museum of Art Dec. 29 - Jan. 2
ひろしま美術館 12月29日-1月2日
Hiroshima Castle Dec. 29th - Jan. 2nd
広島城 12月29日-1月2日
Mazuda Museum Dec. 26th - Jan. 5th
マツダ ミュージアム 12月26日-1月5日
☆Post office Chuo Post office (Opened) Dec. 31 (0:05-22:00)- Jan. 1.2.3(0:05-20:00) 中央・十日市郵便局 Toukaichi Post office (Opened) Dec. 31Jan1 (8:00-21:00)- Jan.2.3(9:00-17:00)






































The first sunrise of the year  

from the top of Mt.Misen  









Dec 17, 2009

Dec 24 (Thu) Christmas Party at J-Hoppers Hiroshima on the 24th of December♪

We are having Christmas Party at J-Hoppers Hiroshima on the 24th of December!

We will serve some Italian foods " Paella"" stew"and etc...

Let's spend a great time with staff and guests and have a chat!
It will be fun!!

Date-24th of December
Meet in the living room!!

Nov 17, 2009

Nov 18 (Fri)~Nov 20(Sun) Ebisu Shrine's autumn festival

Dates/Times:18 November - 20 November
20 min walk from J-hoppers Hiroshima!!

Ebisu Shrine's autumn festival marks the arrival of winter in Hiroshima. Known among locals as Ebessan after the god of commerce, surrounding stores hold sales and buy who Komazarae bamboo rakes adorned with gold coins and a treasure ship. A large keg with mouth wide open is placed in front of the shrine to receive offerings.
The festival usually pulls in around 300,000 people.
Usually on one day final day the main Chuo-dori road is closed to traffic for 3 hours between 7pm and 10pm and addition to all the stalls and activity arund Ebisu shrine there are two stages set up, one at the Ebisu-dori intersection and another at the Shintenchi intersection where kagura dance and taiko drum performances are held.

Address:In the streets surrounding Ebisu ShrineBehind the Hachobori Tenmaya

Nov 7, 2009

Nov 6 (Tri)~Jan 3 (Sun) Hiroshima Dreamination♪

Dreamination has been started from November 6.

it is one of Hiroshima's biggest draws of the winter season and becoming a one of the city's biggest yearly attractions.

Peace Boulevard and parts of city center will be illuminated with thousands of colored light bulbs to what some think are somewhat tasteless effect and to others are exciting and fun!!

November 6 , 2009-January 3 ,2010

Oct 6, 2009

Oct 10-11 (Sat-Sun) Saijyo Sake Festival !!

The Sake Festival will be held in Saijo town this weekend, 10th and 11th of October.

In Saijo there are many sake breweries, one of the towns in Japan famous for the production of sake. You can go around the breweries and enjoy sake tasting.

In the Sake Hiroba, you can get your own little cup with 1300yen (1600yen on the day), and participants can taste about 900 different samples of sake from all over Japan.

(There is no re-admission to the Sake Hiroba, so if you want to do tour the breweries and go around the back streets, you should probably do that first.)

Each sake brewery also hosts various elaborate events, such as concerts at the brewery, and more than 200,000 tourists take part in the festivities.


The main site of the festival

10th of October (Sat.) 10:45-21:00
11th of October (Sun.) 9:50-17:00

The Sake Hiroba
10th of October (Sat.) 11:00-20:00
11th of October (Sun.) 10:00-17:00


by JR train
From Hiroshima station, take the JR Sanyo Line and get off at Saijo station, it'll take about 30min, and the fare is 570yen.

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The official web site doesn't have English web page yet, so please check the translated web site as follow:

Saijo Sake Festival (translated by Excite Japan)

Jun 10, 2009

Jun 20 (Sat) Tempura Party!!

Do you know what "Tempura" is? Have you eaten Tempura before?
If you have not,why don't you eat your first Tempura here?
We will have "Tempura party" on the 14th of June at our hostel.

Tempura is a popular Japanese dish of deep fried battered meats,
seafood,or vegetables.Staff of Hana Hostel will make Tempura for guest,
so please join us!!

Let's eat Tempura with staff and guests and have a chat!
It will be fun!!

Date-20th of June
Meet in the living room!!

Mar 28, 2009

Mar 25-Apr 3 Miyajima Hina Doll Festival

Are you looking for a nice excursion in Hiroshima? There are wonderful events on Miyajima Island now!! The Miyajima Hina Doll Festival is held from the 25th of March until the 3rd of April.

The 3rd of March is the actual day of the Dolls' Festival in Japan. This festival is a traditional event held to pray for girls' healthy growth. Families with girls display a set of hina dolls at home. It is believed hina dolls protect girls from bad luck.

In this Miyajima Hina Doll Festival, you can see private antique doll displays at over 30 locations including historical Japanese residences which are only open to the public during this festival, and English-speaking volunteers will help you organize your visit at the Doll Festival Information Center in Omotesando Shopping Arcade.

Please buy tickets at Miyajima Pier for the four main displays at: Miyajima History and Folklore Museum (English speaking guides), Daishoin Temple, Yamanaka House, and Konishi House.

And there are some other events during this festival:
  • Japanese Culture Workshop
  • International Cafe
  • Spring Tea Ceremony
  • Sea Kayak Tour
To find out more information, please check the official website.

Experience traditional Japanese spring events in Miyajima at the height of cherry blossom season!!

Feb 7, 2009

Feb 11, 14-15, 22 Oyster Festivals in Hiroshima

In February, every weekend oyster festivals will be held to thank the sea for its blessings in Hiroshima.

Within this coastal city, Hiroshima, oysters are one of the specialty food, fresh from the nearby Seto Inland sea. Hiroshima is a popular destination for oyster-lovers and even more so throughout the festival weekend.

You can enjoy fresh tasty oyster dishes at the outdoor stalls. Why don't you stay in J-hoppers Hiroshima and try some nice oyster dishes?! Don't miss the Oyster Festivals in Hiroshima!!

* February 11th (Wed) 10:00 ~ 15:00
* "Kure Sea Food Festival"
* at Kure Central Park (10 min walk from JR Kure sta.)

* February 14th(Sat)~15th (Sun) 10:00 ~ sold out
* "Miyajima Oyster Festival"
* near Miyajima ferry port
* website: Miyajima Tourist Association

* February 15th (Sun) 9:00 ~ 13:00
* "Oyster Charity Bazaar in Jigozen"
* 3min walk from Hiroden Jigozen sta.

* February 22th (Sun) 10:00 ~ 14:00
* "Hiroshima Sea Food Festival"
* 5min walk from Inokuti-Shyako bus stop