May 20, 2011

May 21(Sat) The Shack: Final Blowout!

The Shack is shutting up shop this weekend. It will be sorely missed by many in Hiroshima and its closing is going to leave quite a hole in the local nightlife scene.

Go wish them "otsukaresama" and get some great deals on the final night this Saturday.

Open for regular business 18:00 - 22:00 with most of the usual menu, with the exception of the salad bar, available.

From 22:00 things shift into blowout mode with all you can drink for ¥2000 for men and ¥1500 for women, or individual drinks for ¥500 (¥300 for soft drinks).

Food will be free from 22:00 until it runs out!

Last orders are at 02:30.

May 19, 2011

May 20th (Fri) TAKOYAKI Party @J-Hoppers Hiroshima guesthouse

May 20th (Fri) TAKOYAKI Party @J-Hoppers Hiroshima guesthouse

Hi there!!This is Chika from J-Hoppers.
We are going to threw a Takoyaki Party (
Japanese snack containing octopus)on May 20th at J-Hoppers Hiroshima gusethouse!!!
You don't like octopus??No problem at all!We will prepare another ingredients for you!
It cost 200yen for each.Plz bring your own drink!!
If you wanna join us,please call and booking first!

We are all waiting for your entry!Come and have fun together!!!!

Takoyaki night
@J-Hoppers hiroshima

May 21st (Sat)No TV Party ON!!!☆TAKU TAKAHASHI@Mugen∞5610

May 21st (Sat)No TV Party ON!!!☆TAKU TAKAHASHI@Mugen∞5610

☆TAKU TAKAHASHI of m-flo is the big guest behind the decks at NOtv PARTYon this Saturday on Mugen 5610. Loads of local DJs too, on both floors. Should be a big one!

Support DJs

  • M-TECH
  • LOOP
Host DJs
  • KCH of JAM
Adv ¥3000 (plus one ¥500 drink order)
Door: ¥3500 (plus one ¥500 drink order)

(mugen gourudo)
2F & 3F Atsuma Bldg, 1-3 Yagenbori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi

May 15, 2011

☆★☆Tokasan Festival / Yukata Festival☆★☆

June 3rd(Fri)~June 5th (Sun)

With its nearly 400-year tradition, the Tokasan Festival is one of the three major festivals in Hiroshima. The Chuo-dori area around Enryuji Temple, which is located in Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, is crowded with many people with many stalls lining the street. This festival is also well-known as marking when people in Hiroshima are supposed to begin wearing yukata (casual summer kimono). Many people in elegant yukata with various patterns, such as flowers and vivid geometrical shapes, can be seen at the venue.

Concurrent with the opening of the Tokasan Festival, the Yukata Festival is held in the central area of Hiroshima City. This festival is enlivened with dance performances and stage events. There are also some corners for yukata dressing or fixing a yukata that has come loose (free of charge).

J-Hoppers Hiroshima sellsyukata!!

  • Male 3500 Yen
  • Female 4000 Yen
Let's get dressed in yukata and enjoy Japanese traditional festival together!!

Place Enryuji Temple, Chuo-dori, etc.

☆Fukuyama Tonoura fireworks event in Bentenjima Island☆

May 31 (Saturday), the next day if it rains

In the end of May, when early summer comes to the Seto Inland Sea, fireworks are displayed in the sky of Benten-jima Island.

Have you ever watched any Hayao Miyazaki movie? He rented a house in Tomonoura, in which he stayed for two months in 2005 for movie "PONYO".

There are night stalls open on the opposite shore, and the colorful illumination reflected on the sea lends a unique atmosphere to this port town. Enjoy fire works with nice food from night stalls!!

Period : May 31 (Saturday), the next day if it rains
Venue : Tomonoura Benten-jima Island (Tomo-cho, Fukuyama City)
Time : 18:40 - 20:30
Inquiries : Fukuyama Tomonoura Benten-jima Fireworks Festival Committee Bureau (in Tourism Division, Economic Affairs Department, Economic Environment Bureau of Fukuyama City) TEL(084)928-1042・1043

May 12, 2011

May 14 (Sat) Nou dancing in Onomich

This is a performance of Nou dancing with Japanese traditional music dedication exercise of a peach blossom.

Date:14th of May
FEE :3500yen

It takes about 70min to Onomich town from Hiroshima JR station.

May 9, 2011

April.30(Sat) - May.13(Sat) American Movies "THE RUNAWAYS" & "A SERIOUS MAN"

Two American movies are now showing at Salon Cinema.
(About 30mins by tram from J-Hoppers Hiroshima)

●●●● THE RUNAWAYS ●●●●
2010 American bio-pic about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name. The film was written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, who based the screenplay on the book Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by the band's original lead vocalist Cherie Currie. Dakota Fanning plays Currie, Kristen Stewart plays rhythm guitarist and vocalist Joan Jett, and Michael Shannon plays record producer Kim Fowley. The film depicts the formation of the band in 1975 and focuses on the relationship between Currie and Jett until Currie's departure from the band.

Musical bio-pics are usually pretty crap, but often quite good fun, and this one seems to got quite a few approving nods from critics.

●●April 30-May 6 at 12:50 and 19:15
May 7-May 13 at 12:30 and 19:00●●

●●●● A SERIOUS MAN ●●●●

Very well received dark comedy by the Cohen brothers.

●●April 30-May 6 at 10:15, 14:40 and 19:00
May 7-May 13 at 12:45 and 18:50●●

May 1, 2011

MAY 5th (Thur) National Treasure "FUDOIN" community event

The Fudoin temple in Hiroshima is one of the very few structures that had survived the ghastly nuclear explosion in 1945. And also be very well known as one of National Treasure
The Fudoin temple is an exquisite piece of work and holds a number of antique structures that speak of the rich cultural heritage of the past. The main hall or Kondo is one of the biggest medieval structures in the country, also it is designated as a national treasure. You can see exterior appearance through a whole year、but not inside. It is not opened to public but only for fixed date which is about only 5 or 6 times throughout a year.

Every May 5th, inside of Kondo is open to public! You will be able to have great Japanese traditional experience there! There will be awesome KOTO(Japanese traditional music instrument) music performance which you will like it for sure!!
Let's enjoy rare Japanese Traditional experience with local people!!

Date&Time: May 5th (Sun) 1Pm
  • Bus: From Hiroshima Station, take bus bound for Hesaka and get off at Fudoin-mae. From there, it's a 2-minute walk.
  • Astram Line: From Kencho-mae (front of Prefectural Government office), take Astram Line bound for Koiki Koen (Hiroshima Regional Park) and get off at Fudoin-mae. From there, it's a 1 minute walk.