Sep 30, 2010

October 9th(Sat),10th(Sun) Saijo Sake Festival

Sake festival in Saijo is coming up! Saijo is one of the big three Sake breweries in Japan as well as Nada(Hyogo) and Fushimi(Kyoto).
You can taste like 900 kinds of Sake from all over Japan, if you buy one day ticket for admission. It means...yeah...limitless sake tasting...

Plase Be careful not to drink too much!

You can get to Saijo by JR Sanyo line in less than an hour from Hiroshima HANA Hostel.

Location:Saijo Central Park(West side)
Date: October 9th(Sat) 11:00-20:00(Last admission 19pm)
October 10th(Sun) 10:00-17:00(Last admission 16pm)
Access:Saijo Station(JR West Japan, Sanyo Honsen)
*40min. from Hiroshima station.

Saijo Sake Festival website(English leaflet)

Sep 24, 2010

Sept 29(Wed)-Oct 3(Sun) Southern Cross Oktoberfest

A week of German themed events to commemorate the world's biggest drinking party at Southern Cross Bar!

All-you-can drink Lowenbrau 6-10pm all week
(Mann ¥2500 Frau ¥2000)
and different events every night.

  • Wed September 29: Quiz night German & Beer themed
  • Thurs September 30: All you can eat and drink all night Mann
    ¥3000 Frau ¥2500
  • Fri October 1: Seikatsu Circus Live from 8:30
  • Sat October 2: Wayne B and Friends - live from 9pm
  • Sun October 3: Jalopy - live from 5pm BBQ from 3pm.

Viel Spaß und PROST!!!

10月15日(金)菊花祭 in 宮島



Oct 15 (Fri) Kikka Chrysanthemum Festival on Miyajima Island

Kikka Chrysanthemum Festival

11 ancient court dances that date from the 12th Century performed in striking costumes, in the dramatic setting of Itsukushima Shrine.

Itsukushima Shrine

15 October 18:00 Hrs

Sep 17, 2010

Sept 24(Fri) Kaurismaki Live at Organ-za

J-Hoppers Hiroshima's favorite cafebar,

Organ-za has a live night on Friday night nextweek!

Five piece band from Tokyo playing

Japanesque Romani tunes do two sets.

There is no charge, but you are expected to buy a drink and/or some

food. If you like the music, please drop something in the hat.

Shows at 20:00 and 21:00.

Just 5 mins walk from J-Hoppers Hiroshima.

Don't miss it!!!

Sep 15, 2010

Sep 18th to 20th Experience Japanese Cultural Activities on Miyajima Island!!

The Japanese Cultural Activities are held on Miyajima Island

--Tea ceremony, calligraphy class, cooking class with a great panoramic view--
We also have free space for resting, meeting and chatting with other people.

Date: September 18th to 20th, 2010
Place: In Hiramatsu-chaya (平松茶屋) on Miyajima Island
Reservation & Question: See the pictures of the poster and the flyer
Note: Please come to Hiramatsu-chaya 10 minutes before classes. Please make a reservation for a cooking class at least 30 minutes before the class starts!!
Tea ceremony (1,000 yen. It lasts about 1h depending on the number of people)
It starts every hour from 9:00am till 17:00 pm (No tea ceremony between 12:00 and 13:00).
First, you’ll learn the basics of a traditional tea ceremony and then you’ll participate in one. Tea and Japanese sweets are served during the ceremony. Green tea will be served after the ceremony to cool down!! *Those who attend the ceremony once can take calligraphy class for 1,000 yen (300 yen off the original price). Reservations are NOT required. You can stop by anytime!!

Calligraphy class (1,300 yen. 1hour)
It starts from 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 13:00 pm, 14:30 pm, and 16:00 pm (1 hour/class).
You don’t need to bring anything and the art that you make in class is yours to keep!! Green tea will also be served after the class to quench your thirst!! *If you want to take another class, please let us know. We will arrange the next step for you and you’ll get a 200 yen discount! Those who take this class once can take a tea ceremony for 700 yen (300 yen off the original price). Reservations are not required, but it’s better to book in advance so you won’t be disappointed to know it’s fully booked.

Cooking class (1,500 yen for lunch class/2,500 yen for dinner class)
The lunch class starts from 10:00 am (about 1 hour 30 minutes). The dinner class starts from 15:00 pm (about 3 hours). Let’s enjoy making Japanese food and of course eating it!!
Menu for lunch class 18th and 20th Tempura Udon (Wheat noodle in soup with Tempura), Onigiri (Rice ball), Dessert
19th Spicy Yaki Udon (Spicy fried Okonomiyaki taste wheat noodle), Onigiri (Rice ball), Dessert
Menu for dinner class From 18th to 20th Teriyaki Chicken, Grilled fish, Dashimaki Tamago (Japanese rolled egg), Chawanmushi with Japanese clams (steamed egg hotchpotch), Cold Tofu, Radish salad with sesame dressing, Rice, Dessert

*Those who take the cooking class once can take a calligraphy class for 1,000 yen and a tea ceremony class for 700 yen. It’s better to book in advance so you won’t be disappointed if it’s fully booked.

Why don't you join the event during your stay in Hiroshima and have an amazing experience??

check their website out!!

Sep 5, 2010

Sept 8th (Wed) Kakigori Party!

We are going to have another Kakigori Party
this coming Wednesday!!!

We are going to make some other food as well.
Lots of guests joined last party and it is always great to share the good time together. And of course you will meet lots of people at the party and exchange your adventure tales with them!


Date/Time: September 8, 19:00
Place: J-Hoppers Hiroshima