May 30, 2010

Yukata Festival (Tokasan) is comming this weekend (June 4(Fri),5(Sat),6(sun)

Every year in June, a festival called TOKASAN is held in the heart of the Hiroshima city. This year it was held from June 4th of Friday to June 6th of Sunday. During this festival, many people in Hiroshima wear Yukata and gather the city center to enjoy themselves and to welcome this season. For the citizen, TOKASAN is the beginning of summer although June is rainy season!

★If you bring your own yukata ,our staff will help you put it on ! (free of charge)
     June 4 (Fri)17:00-19:00

You can buy yukata at almost any department store or clothing shop.
When you buy Yukata,you should buy OBI and Geta,too:)
The toya; price would be about 4000yen-10000yen.

Let's enjoy Hiroshima local festival together!!!

May 28, 2010

April 7th (Wed) - June 13th (Sun), Collections of Musée d’Orsay Art Nouveau and industry of luxe in Paris

About 150 representative masterpieces selected from the Art Nouveau Collection which Musée d'Orsay, a sanctuary of 19th century fine arts, can be proud of will be introduced in this exhibition. Art-Nouveau style furniture, craftworks, ornaments, etc., reminding us of the gorgeous interior space of the day are displayed, with a spotlight focused on the leading figures symbolizing the period, such as Hector Guimard, an architect and Sarah Bernhardt, an actress.

Please enjoy the brilliance of late 19th century Paris to your hearts' content.

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

(Just next to Hiroden-Hakushimasen Syukkeien-Mae Sta. It takes about 20 minutes from J-Hoppers Hiroshima, please check the Google Map as follow.)
2010, April 7th Wed. - June 13th Sun
9:00-17:00 (until 19:00 on Saturday)

Admission up to 30 minutes before closing time, close day is Monday (except holidays).
Adults 1200 yen
Students 800 yen
Under high school students free

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May 27, 2010

2010,May 29th,30th Mantou-mitama-sai at Gokoku Shrine!!

2010,May 29th and 30th ▲▲Mantou-mitama-sai at Gokoku Shrine▲▲

Ceremonies to honor the souls of the war veterans enshrined at Gokoku Shrine are held annually on the last consecutive Friday, Saturday and Sunday to fall in May.
From a visitor's point of view the highlight is the Miko-odori in which 100 young women maidens dressed in scarlet hakama perform several dances (Saturday May 29, 18:30).
On Sunday, there is a childen's sumo tournament (a particular favorite among the souls of fallen soldiers) from 10am and there are kagura performances in the evening from 7pm.

It gonna be a such a great night!!You shouldn't miss it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adress:Gokoku-jinja Shrine
2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
In the grounds of Hiroshima Castle

May 21, 2010

May 26 (Wed) Sake Paradise @ Alice Garden

You can't miss this event if you like Japanese Sake!

For our money this one night sake infused blow out in the city center blows the more famous festival in Saijo away. It's great fun, you don't get sunburnt and the high quality sake doesn't run out until you are way beyond caring.

Yamato-ya's annual Nihonshu (that's sake) Rakuen festival is always lots of fun and it's always great to see Alice Garden packed with people enjoying themselves on a week night.

Usually about half of the 30 or so sake breweries are from Hiroshima and the rest from far and wide, but all will be serving top quality sake. Think you can try all 60 varieties? Music and food too.

Get drunk and Have fun!!!

Date/Time: May 26, 17:00 - 20:00

●Trial ticket: ¥1000 (5 cup ticket)
●All you can drink: ¥2000 (¥1500 in advance)

Alice Garden is 20-minute walk from J-Hoppers Hiroshima

May 5, 2010

May 18 (Tue) Ritual ceremony of Empress Suiko and Bugaku on Miyajima Island

Place : Miyajima island at Itsukushima Shrine
Time : from 9 am

After the Suiko Tennou Saiyouhaishiki ceremony 5 traditional court dances (bugaku) performed at Itsukushima Shrine in striking costume.

Admission charge to Itsukushima Shrine is required (Adults ¥300, Students ¥200, JHS & elementary students ¥100).

*** sightseeing in Miyajima from J-hoppers hiroshima***
We are only a few minutes from the tram stop to JR train sta,so,it's easy to get and from Miyajima in *one day* !!

-Take the tram to JR train sta (10min /150 yen)
and Take the JR sanyo line
(18min / 320 yen *free for Japan Rail Pass holders)
and then , take the ferry
(10min /170yen *free for Japan Rail Pass holders)