Feb 28, 2010

Mar 4 (Thu) Hiroshima Carp vs Seibu Lions

Hiroshima Carp vs Seibu Lions♪ 

March 4 (Thu) 13:00~
Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium 
"It takes about 30min (by tram and 10 minutes' walk) from J-hoppers Hiroshima!!"

Pro baseball pre-season warm up at Mazda Stadium.


  • Gate ticket sales start 10:30
  • Gates open 11:00
  • Game starts 13:00

  • Infield free seating ¥2500 (¥1000 for under 16)
  • Outfield free seating ¥1500 (¥500 for under 16)
  • Sunakaburi (front) ¥5000
  • Sunakaburi (side) ¥3500
  • Nesoberi lounge pair ¥4000
  • Wooden deck ¥2000
  • Infield reserved seat ¥2000
  • Outfield reserved seat ¥1000 More ticket information (in Japanese here).

    Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium

  • Feb 20, 2010

    Feb. 21st (SUN)HIROSHIMA JIGOZEN Oyster Festival

    HIROSHIMA JIGOZEN Oyster Festival with a charity free market will be held in JIGOZEN.

    Dates/Times: February 21 (Sun) 9:00 - 13:00

    Place: Jigozen
    (in front of the hiroden jigozen sta)

    It takes about 40min by street car from J-hoppers hiroshima .
    jigozen sta is 3 stops before miyajima-guchi sta(the last sta)

    Feb 9, 2010

    Feb. 13th and 14th Miyajima Oyster Festival

    Do you know that we have the biggest oyster farm in Japan here in Hiroshima?? And if you want to get some fresh and cheap oysters, come to Hiroshima for this weekend!

    The Oyster Festival season has come!!!

    Hiroshima's biggest and oldest oyster festival attracts huge crowds looking for raw and cooked oyster dishes at very cheap prices. ( You can try Oyster Miso Soup, Oyster Ramen and Oyster Okonomiyaki etc.) They claim that this is the very best time of year to try the tasty bivalves, why not put it to the test.

    There will also be Kagura and Taiko drum performances.

    You can't miss it!!!

    Dates/Times: February 13, 14 10:00 - 15:00

    Place: Miyajima (In the open square in front of the pier)

    Feb 10 (Wed) Reggae Live@Koba

    Reggae live will be in bar Koba on the 10th of February from 8pm. Koba is a cool place to enjoy a drink, some foods, and music. They hosts live acts by local artists. It's in a concrete building with a pool of water by the entrance, just behind Stussy.

    Get into a reggae groove!!

    * Admission: just your donation!!
    * Address: 3F Rego Bld, 1-4 Naka-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi 730-0037
    * Dates/Times: Feb 10 (Wed) around 8pm

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    Feb 11 (Thu) Kure Sea Food Festival

    For centuries, people around the world have looked forward to reuniting their taste buds when these delicious oysters came into season, and these days oysters are in season in Hiroshima!!

    Sea Food Festival will be in Kure city on the 11th of February. As for total oyster harvest, Kure city ranked first in Japan. This festival is for the celebration for that.

    You can try BBQ oysters and oyster soup with only 100yen, not only oysters on offer here, but a selection of other seafood too.

    * Place
    Kure Central Park (呉市中央公園)

    * Access (from J-Hoppers Hiroshima it takes about 1hour and half)
    J-Hoppers Hiroshima
    ↓Walk / 3 min.
    Hiroden Dobashi Sta.
    ↓Take #2 or #6 tram / about 20 min.
    JR Hiroshima Sta.
    JR Kure line to Yashuura /about 50 min.
    JR Kure Sta.
    ↓ Walk / 10min.
    Kure city central park

    * URL
    Kure Sea Food Festival (PDF/Japanese)
    Kure Fishery cooperative Web site

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    Feb 4, 2010

    ▲▲▲Fire training at J-Hoppers Hiroshima▲▲▲

    Hi there!!
    We had a fire training on the 4th of February.The firemen came to our hostel and taught us what we should do in case of a fire.
    We learnt how to use a fire hose and how to help people escape by giving them direction.

                       This is a fire escape device.

    This is all for your benefit so you can sleep easy when you come to stay!!