Aug 28, 2011

TONIGHT!!! Aug.28 (Sun) Golden Ska Beat @ Mugen

Japanese ska bands and DJ night TONIGHT!!!
@Mugen 19:00-03:00

JIN (from understanding)
OSAMU (from understanding)

Must be lots of fun... DON'T MISS IT!!!

Adv: ¥2500 (plus one ¥500 drink)
Door: ¥3000 (plus one ¥500 drink)

Sept.02 (Fri) Mokoto at Viberation Base @ Sacred Spirits

Good Looking Records man in Japan, DJ Makoto, is bringing his soulful drum and bass sound to Sacred Spirits.

Makoto plays a distinctive style that is in a far smoother groove than the nosebleed-inducing drum and bass still most common in Hiroshima's clubs, but still has plenty of oomph. Get an idea from the mix below. Sure to sound fantastic on the Sacred Spirits sound system.

Admission: Advance ¥1500 Door ¥2000

Place: Sacred Spirits (Ex Cafe Jamaica)

Date & Time: September 2nd 22:00-05:00

Aug 25, 2011

2011/August 31st(WED)Sandankyo Gorge Trekking!!

2011/August 31st(WED)Sandankyo Gorge Trekking!!

Sandankyo Gorge is a must to visit for those who want to heal in Nature. Sandankyo Gorge is located about 75 minutes away from Hiroshima Bus Center, (Kamiya-cho) by expressway bus. It is beyond description to trek near waterfalls and ride a tour boat. We sell monitor tickets including bus, lunch and spa on limited dates.

Tour Dates:

Aug.17(Wed), Aug.24(Wed) & Aug.31(Wed)

Tour Fee:

Adult (aged 12 years old or older) JP¥4,300 (English-speaking) foreign monitor: JP¥2,800 JP¥1,000
* Chugoku Regional Research Center makes up balance in thanks for the survey on inbound tourism.
Child (aged from 6 to 11 years old) JP¥2,700


Expressway bus with express toll, lunch and spa

Departure Time & Place:

8:00 am from the ticket window of Hiroshima Bus Center

Return Time:

4:20 pm to Hiroshima Bus Center


8:18 am; Depart on Platform 7 of Hiroshima Bus Center.
9:33 am; Arrive at Sandankyo Gorge.
* Sandankyo Gorge trekking, tour boat riding in Kurobuchi, lunch near Kurobuchi and spa at Sandankyo Hotel.
3:00 pm; Depart from Sandankyo Gorge.
4:20 pm; Arrive at Hiroshima Bus Center.

Ticket Issue

Hiroshima Electric Railway Co, Ltd.


* Wear athletic shoes or climbing shoes because some paths are slippery.
* Watch your step because the paths are narrow without railing. For safety reason the elderly must be careful and an attending adult must hold the child’s hand.
* Strollers or any wheeled vehicles are difficult to handle on the paths of Sandankyo Gorge

Related Information


Please e-mail Mr. Sakamoto (tour assistant) at

Reserve Before:

5 pm on the previous date of the tour

2011,September 3rd(SAT) Shinobue flute&Itsukushima shirine

2011,September 3rd(SAT) Shinobue flute&Itsukushima shirine

In the evening, the island of Miyajima is very beautiful. Let’s visit the famous Itsukushima Shrine, with an English-speaking guide, visit a maze-like town of Miyajima, then, as we wait for the sunset, visit this intimate gallery café, Genshu, and enjoy a “shinobue” recital.

  • A guided tour in English to Itsukushima Shrine
  • A guided tour in English in the maze-like town of Miyajima
  • A shinobue flute recital at a gallery café in Miyajima

Tour Date:

September 3(Sat)

Meeting times / places / fees:

1. Itsukushima Shrine tour(2:30 pm – 3:45 pm): Meet at 2:30 pm at the Miyajima ferry terminal.
Guide fee: ¥1,000 + Admission to Itsukushima Shrine: ¥300
(Those who join the town walk will be offered a small tea break for free after the shrine tour.)
2. Miyajima town walk (4:30 pm- 5:40 pm): Those who join from the town walk, please meet at 4:30 pm at the stone gate of Itsukushima Shrine. We will visit a 150-year old house and others.
Guide fee: ¥1,000 (Comfortable walking shoes recommended.)
3.Shinobue recital (6:00 pm – around 7:10 pm): If you are not in the shrine tour or the town walk, please meet at 5:45 pm at the Miyajima ferry terminal.
Recital: ¥1,500 yen including a drink
(For those who participate in all of these three tours, the total tour fee will be discounted by ¥500 to ¥3,300.)

Finishing Time & Place:

Around 7:10 pm at the café


Please email to or call Ms. Takami.

Reserve Before:

By noon, September 3.
(The maximum number of participants: 15) In case of typhoon, these tours will be cancelled.

Aug 19, 2011

☆★☆MUGEN DOVE ME CRAZY!August 20th☆★☆

2011/August 20th(Sat) 23:00 START 2F

Ticket ADM 2500YEN(With 1Drink)

DOOR 2500YEN(1Drink Order)

They have many special guests from Nagoya, Osaka Yamaguchi in Japan!
You should enjoy your Sat night in Hiroshima!!

☆★☆MUGEN HUG A SPEAKER!August 19th!☆★☆

2011/August 19th(Friday) 22:00 START 2F

Ticket MEN : DOOR1000YEN(With 1Drink)

LADY : No Charge!!!



It's walkable distance from J-Hoppers Hiroshima! Get drink and enjoy your night in Hiroshima and have good sleep at here after drink!!

Aug 15, 2011

Aug 19th (FRI) Dynamic Kagura Night Tour!!!!

Aug 19th (FRI) Dynamic Kagura Night Tour!!!!

See a Kagura performance in Akitakata city under the retro atmosphere of the olden days in Japan.

Kagura dance traces its roots back to Shinto and was performed in rituals in ancient times. Over the ages, Kagura has evolved into several variations and styles. In particular, the area around the northern part of Hiroshima, Kagura was developed into a popular form of entertainment by adding dramatic performances. You can enjoy seeing a Kagura performance, trying on a Kagura costume and taking photos. You can also enjoy a spa and dinner. Experience an authentic Japanese-style of entertainment!

Tour Fee:

JP¥6,000 JP¥3,000 (including microbus with expressway toll, admission of Kagura, JP¥1,000 meal coupon, travel insurance, English brochure of Kagura Monzen Toji Mura and tax.)
* You can use the meal coupon at all restaurants in Kagura Monzen Toji Mura.
* The coupon is available to use on the day only.
* An additional fee is required to take a spa.

Adult (aged 14 years or older): JP¥700 Child (aged 4-12 years old): JP¥400
Infant (under 4 years old): Free
Sales Towel: JP¥100 Rental Bath Towel: JP¥100


5 hours


5:30 pmPick up in front of Hotel Granvia Hiroshima (on bus terminal side)
5:45 pmPick up at Oriental Hotel Hiroshima.
6:00 pmPick up at Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima.
7:00 pm Arrive at Kagura Monzen Toji Mura
8:30 pmSee a Kagura performance and try on its costume.
Photographs are allowed during the trail fitting.
10:00 pmDepart from Kagura Monzen Toji Mura
11:00 pmGet off at Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima.
11:15 pmGet off at Oriental Hotel Hiroshima.
11:30 pmGet off at Hotel Granvia Hiroshima.

If you are interested in this tour,we can make a reservation for you!!
So please book a room at J-Hoppers Hiroshima first and come to the reception!!!

(Please note that this is not J-Hoppers hostel's tour!!)

Aug 6, 2011

Aug 8(Mon) Kataribe - Real Story by an Atomic Bomb Victim "Keijiro Matsushima"

"So you saw the mushroom cloud. I was underneath it."
Keijiro Matsushima (A-bomb survivor)

August 6th. A significant date in the history of Japan and the world.
It is on, and around, this date that thousands of tourists from overseas, and foreigners living in Japan, head to Hiroshima to visit the museum and attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony.

This year, however, will be a little different.......

On Monday August 8th, there will be a rare chance to meet a survivor of the A-bomb at Tengu Gallery (Hondori).
Keijiro Matsushima was 16 when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
He will give his testimony of what happened on that fateful day in ENGLISH and there will be a Q&A session afterwards.

So to foster understanding, and in the hope that this atrocity is never repeated, why not come along and listen to Matsushima's story?
Matsushima gives a human face to the A-bombing tragedy.

Join the dialogue with Matsushima san.


Date : Monday, August 8
Time : 6:30pm open / 7:00pm start / 8:30pm end
Place : Gallery Tengu Square (Otemachi 1-5-12, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi)
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Admission : Free
About : "Kataribe", a storyteller, Keijiro Matsushima recounts his personal atomic bomb experiences in ENGLISH.
A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

The capacity of the gallery is limited to only 20.
So we add you to the list if you push "Attending".
If you want to bring someone else, please let us know by writing on this event wall.
* Hearing a-bomb victim's speech in english is a really rare chance, so please understand we invite only foreigners to this event.

Keijiro Matsushima - Kataribe (Storyteller)

Born in Hiroshima City in 1929 (82 years old).
He was 16-years-old when the atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
At that time, he was inside a school building that was only two kilometers away from the epicenter.
He taught English in junior high school after the World War II.
After his retirement, he has been active as "Kataribe," a storyteller who recounts his personal atomic bomb experiences to younger generations.

Gallery Tengu Square
Otemachi 1-5-2, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Japan

19:00 - 20:30