Dec 25, 2012

Watching Premier League Football, ON TV, in Hiroshima.

Watching football on the weekends is a must for us sports fans. The drama, excitement and everything that goes with the Premier League keep us begging for more. So when we travel or move to another location, we have to find places which will show the games as sometimes they can be on quite late. As late as 3 or 4 in the morning.


`Molly Malones` is an Irish pub with many TV`s. Perfect for watch more than one game. As they stream some games from the internet, they sometimes show all the big games at once. So just sit where you can see the game that looks the most interesting.

Here`s a link  http://www.gethiroshima.com/nightlife/molly-malones/


If you are staying at J Hoppers, and want to stay a bit closer. Try `Deep Dish` restaurant just a few minuets walk. They are right next to Dobashi Station. Ask at reception.

Most bars which have TV`s will happily put the footy on if you ask them, so feel free. They will most probably enjoy watch you reacting to all the ups and down the games have to offer.



New Year holidays are comming! check it out♪



Dec 23, 2012

♪New Year's visit to a shrine♪

Hello from Hiroshima Hana Hostel, its kana here.
X'mas is just around the corner. How exciting. Have you already prepared presents?? Hope Santa will finally bring my present this year.

Another 9 days to 2013!! Can't believe that 2012 is ending now..Time flies. Gotta make a new goal for new year. I couldn't achieve any goals which I made beginning of 2012.. It's okay..I'll make it next year!
Japanese visit to Shrine every new year for greeting to god. Visit Shrine where you live, Miyajima and Gokoku Jinja. This 3 is common Shrine to visit for new year greeting.


護国神社(Gokoku Jinja) is located in the middle of down town area. Also there is a Hiroshima castle just next to it, so you can enjoy 2 of Hiroshima's famous tourist spot at once!
 

People visit Shrine at night on 31st.There are many drink and food stall on the way to shrine. There are Sake to keep you warm!!


Estimated number of  worshippers is.....

Six hundred thousand...

On 31st Some traditional event will be hold from 11mpm
On 1st Traditional dance, music and other event from 10am
On 2nd Festival will be hold from 10am

If you are in Japan for the New Year, why don't you visit Japanese god with us!?









Dec 15, 2012

The Hiroshima peace memorial museum and some other facilities will open on New Year's Day 2013!!

We found a good information for people who want to come to Hiroshima on New Year's Day 2013♪ check it our:)






Dec 12, 2012

Dec 4th - Jan 14th The beauty of Ukiyo-e!!!

The beauty of Ukiyo-e 

@ Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum


 

Start:December 4, 2012
End:  January 14, 2013
 

Cost:Adults: ¥1000 (adv), ¥1200 (door), 
Students ¥800 (adv), ¥600 (door), 
Junior High School and under free
 
Place:Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
 
In this exhibition, 145 pieces of Important Cultural Properties and Important Art Objects, in addition to special exhibits of 30 works associated with the Kansai and Chugoku regions, of Ukiyo-e prints from Hiraki Ukiyo-e Museum – noted for its leading Ukiyo-e collection nationwide – are introduced.

Starting from the early days of Ukiyo-e art such as the works of Jihei Sugimura, Masanobu Okumura, etc., master pieces of Ukiyo-e prints in the Edo Period by the Masters represented by Harunobu Suzuki, KiyonagaTorii, Utamaro Kitagawa, Sharaku Toshusai, Toyokuni Utagawa, Hiroshige Utagawa, Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Hokusai Katsushika, etc, are attractively staged waiting for you.
 

Dec 4, 2012

:*:♪The Hiroshima Botanical Garden:*:♪

Between Dec 1st(Sat) ~ Dec 23rd(Sun)  ONLY ON Sat & Sun 9am-9pm
(1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd)

Its getting colder and colder in Hiroshima now. got a little cold these days, gotta take good care of myself.. hi from Hiroshima Hana hostel its Kana here.


X'mas is coming soon!! Everyone must be quite excited and already getting ready to have great time with someone who is special on X'mas.


 If you want to have romantic night in Hiroshima, you should visit "Hiroshima Botanical Garden".
They have special illumination night only on the weekend between Dec1st to Dec 23rd!
 They usually open  9am-4pm but only this period they open till 9pm for illumination!!

They have illumination maze, dinosaurs so kids also can enjoy it!




Guide to The Hiroshima  Botanical Garden: http://www.hiroshima-bot.jp/english/englishguide.pdf
About the inside of the park: http://www.hiroshima-bot.jp/english/englishinside.pdf

Please keep you really warm before visiting and enjoy wonderful illumination!

Nov 26, 2012

Moe Nagata Exhibition

 
 
 
 
At Hiroshima Prefectual Art Museum ( 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0014, Japan) this month. Moe Nagata is holding an exhibition displaying some of her work. 
 
 
 
 Exhibition showing the work of children’s book illustrator Moe Nagata known for her soft, dreamy illustrations.
Starts:
December 5, 2012
End:
January 15, 2013

 

Nov 7, 2012

Walking over fire ceremony(November 15th,Thursday)


“Hi-watari-shiki” Walking Over Fire Ceremony take place at Daishoin Temple on November 15.
The ceremony begins at 11am with a purification offering to the alter, and chanting of Buddhist sutras. This is followed by two Buddhist monks circling the area with swords and then shooting 7 arrows into the air which the worshippers struggle to retrieve. Lastly, while mountain priests blow their conch shells the arrangement of cypress branches is ignited. After the fire burns down and only red coals remain, the head Buddhist monk, followed by the mountain monks and worshippers, walk barefoot across the coals chanting a prayer for good health and fortune.

Have a great the experiences of Japan!!

Nov 6, 2012

Nov 18th~20th Ebisuko Festival!!!!!!

 
 EBISKO FESTIVAL



 
 
 
Event:Ebisuko Festival
 
Date:November 18, 2012 to November 20,2012
Place:Ebis Shrine(It takes around 20 mins walk from J-Hoppers Hiroshima)
Address:5-14 Ebisu-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 730-0021, Japan
 
 
Ebisu Shrine’s autumn festival marks the arrival of winter in Hiroshima. Known among locals as Ebessan after the god of commerce, surrounding stores hold sales and buy  komazadare bamboo rakes adorned with gold coins and a treasure ship. You might here business owners complain that the whole thing is a racket, but you won’t see a shop, restaurant or bar in the area without one. A large keg with mouth wide open is placed in front of the shrine to receive offerings.
The festival usually pulls in around 300,000 people.
Usually on one day final day the main Chuo-dori road is closed to traffic for 3 hours between 7pm and 10pm and addition to all the stalls and activity arund Ebisu Shrine there are two stages set up, one at the Ebisu-dori intersection and another at the Shintenchi intersection where kagura dance and taiko drum performances are held.


in this weekend,it's gonna be so busy everywhere in Hiroshima.
If you are planing to visit Hiroshima during these date,Please make a reservation nowwww!!!



 

Nov 5, 2012

Leaves Starting To Turn On Miyajima

It's getting really cold towards winter in Japan and it's the great season for gorgeous autumn leaves!

In Hiroshima, there are some good spots for it, especially Miyajima island. There are lots of Japanese maple (Momiji) trees and they are turning to amazing color. And it feels so good to go hiking on Mt. Misen on a beautiful day.

The season for autumn leaves is basically from mid October to later November in Hiroshima. If you want to feel the real Japanese autumn, come and visit Miyajima!

Check the following link for some photos!
GetHiroshima Website - Leaves starting to turn on Miyajima



the photo is from GetHiroshima website

Nov 2, 2012

Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport Opening December 13th !!





Iwakuni Air Station, where United States Marine Corps and other American military personnel are posted in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, decided to open a fully civilian airport on December 13, which is to be called Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport.

ANA decided to operate a new domestic route connecting Iwakuni Kintaikyo with Haneda Airport.
This will be the first time in 48 years as well as from tourist travel to the famed Kintaikyo wooden arched bridge in Iwakuni, to Miyajima and other local landmarks.





I could not find how to get to Iwakuni JR station from Iwakuni kintaikyo Airport...but Its website says  It takes 7 min by car to the station ... only car ?? I will blog when I find another way to go to the airport,hahaha


Nov 1, 2012

Nov,15th @ Miyajima island Walking Over Fire Ceremony

Walking Over Fire Ceremony

 

 
 
 
Event:Walking Over Fire Ceremony
Date:November 15, 2012 1:00 pm

Place:Daisho-in Temple in Miyajima island
Phone:(0829)44-0111 
Phone:(0829)44-0111 
Address :210 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 739-0592, Japan
 
Hi-watari-shiki” Walking Over Fire Ceremony take place at Daishoin Temple on Miyajima twice a year on April 15 and November 15.
The ceremony begins at 1pm with a purification offering to the alter, and chanting of Buddhist sutras. This is followed by two Buddhist monks circling the area with swords and then shooting 7 arrows into the air which the worshippers struggle to retrieve. Lastly, while mountain priests blow their conch shells the arrangement of cypress branches is ignited. After the fire burns down and only red coals remain, the head Buddhist monk, followed by the mountain monks and worshippers, walk barefoot across the coals chanting a prayer for good health and fortune.
 

 

Oct 25, 2012

HIROSHIMA DREAMINATION



Hiroshima Dreamination


From the 17th November to the 3rd of January. Everyday between 17:30 and 22:30
The festival is hosted by the Light-up Hiroshima Project Executive Committee and supported by all public and private broadcasters in Hiroshima as a winter night attraction in for residents and visitors. Every street in down town Hiroshima, together with the town squares are illuminated with a million and a half LED lights.

AreaLocation on Peace BoulevardAreaLocation on Peace Boulevard
Fruit groveNHK HiroshimaGuardian groveHotel Sunroute Hiroshima
Tower of the Origami craneANA Crown Plaza HiroshimaDream treeHotel Dormy Inn Hiroshima
Peace CastleHiroshima Crystal PlazaHoly placeHiroshima Daini Yuraku Building
Hopes of the citizensMitsui Garden Hotel HiroshimaSailing ship of healingTakeda Hiroshima Building
Happy landHiroshima Tokyu InnPhoenix hillChugoku Apollo
Snowfield of aurorasKouwa buildingParadise of angelsHiroshima Shinkin Bank
WingsOriental Hotel HiroshimaProtective god DragonHiroshima Kenshin

Oct 7, 2012

HIROSHIMA FOOD FESTIVAL 2012


HIROSHIMA FOOD FESTIVAL 2012

October 27th & 28th 10:00-17:00
Around Hiroshima Castle
(15-minute walk from J-Hoppers Hiroshima)

Lots and lots of food, cooking demos, displays, flea market, kagura and culture displays... and a few hundred thousand people looking for free samples in and around Hiroshima Castle.
Over 300 booths from 23 towns and cities in the prefecture will be hawking everything from beef to oysters around Hiroshima Castle, in the Shareo shopping bunker and around Pacela.
Enjoy all different kinds of food from all over Japan and the world!:)
 
Official website (Japanese)
http://www.rcc.net/event/foodfestival/2012/




Sep 29, 2012

Hiroshima Museum of Art: HEIZO KANAYAMA EXHIBITION

Event: Heizo Kanayama Exhibition Start: September 15, 2012 End: November 4, 2012 



I will not show you too many of the pictures you can see in this exhibition as I do not want to spoil the surprise. With the slightest of hand, Heizo Kanayama produces some wonderful oil paintings that will take your breath away. An amazing talent to say the least.

Category: Art Organizer: Hiroshima Museum of Art
Updated: April 2, 2012
Venue: Hiroshima Museum of Art
Phone: (082)223-2530
Address: 3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, 730-0011, Japan

Sep 15, 2012

Sep 29th Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Sangan Tosu

Event:Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Sangan Tosu
Date:September 29, 2012 1:30 am
Venue: Big Arch stadium

Address:
Hiroshima Kouiki-kouen, 5 Ozuka-nishi, Asa-Minami-ku , Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 731-3167, Japa
 
Seat type Advance price Gate price
Reserved seating SS Reserved ¥5000 ¥5500
SA Reserved ¥3500 ¥4000
Free seating Back stand (Adult) ¥2500 ¥3000
Back stand (6-18 years old) ¥1000 ¥1500
Home supporters’ stand(Adult) ¥2000 ¥2500
Home supporters’ stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000
Visitors’ stand(Adult) ¥2000 ¥2500
Visitors’ stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000    






From J-Hoppers Hiroshima guesthouse, it takes around 40 minutes by Astramline.
If you are interested in watchin foot ball game,why don't you go there??



Sep 22nd Red Bull DJ Night@Bon voyage





Event:Red Bull DJ Night
Date:September 22, 2012 11:00 pm
Place:Bon voyage
Phone:(082)249-2380
Address: 
7-6 Nagrekawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 〒730-0028, Japan

From 11pm Bon Voyage morphs into an informal club space with eclectic dance music provided by KCH of JAM, HIRO of FIMEO, SEX HOLIC (SANA/WOZ) from the MAPS crew and JUDY.
Free entry and special price Red Bull (JAGER BOMB ¥700, VODKA RED BULL ¥700, RED BULL ¥500).

This is one of my favorite pale in down town in Hiroshima.

If you wanna go out for drink,why don't you go there and join the party!!


Sep 9, 2012

Oct. 6th & 7th Saijo SAKE Festival



Saijo SAKE Matsuri
October the 6th and 7th, 2012


Do you know we have one of Japan's three biggest Sake industries in Hiroshima?
 
Hiroshima annually ranks 4th or 5th in volume of sake produced, and Saijo is the famous brewing districts. In celebration of this, once a year everyone goes to the local park and attempts to drink as much of it as possible.

You can wander around the breweries and sample some of their products (the free stuff is generally lower quality though). Or join the masses in the Sake Hiroba in the park, where for ¥1300 (¥1600 on the day) you get your own little cup from which to sample the 900 kinds of sake from all over the country on offer.

If you get there in good time there is plenty of high quality stuff to be had, and it’s a great opportunity to experience the diversity (and potency) of sake. There is no re-admission to the main Sake Hiroba, so if you want to do tour the breweries and stagger around the back streets, you should probably do that first.

As well as necking copious amounts of sake, there are lots of parades and other fun and games going on through the day. There will a “foreign language” information booth in the square in front of JR Saijo Station. Tickets are available at the main DeoDeo and at Yume Plaza on Hondori in Hiroshima city center.


We always get fully booked every year for this festival. If you are interested staying with us for the weekend, please make a booking as soon as possible!

To make a booking, please go to the following link:


Become a connoisseur of Japanese sake in two days...
or just get smashed!





Aug 30, 2012

Fruit Picking in September.





                                                                           Apples.

A wide variety of apples, such as Fuji, Tsugaru and Jonagold, make it possible to pick for a relatively long period of time. Choose brightly-colored applies in good locations in the sun. Wrap them in a piece of newspaper and then seal them with a plastic bag and store them in a refrigerator for a longer shelf life. 

Midori Town, Akitakata City is affluent of nature and has four seasons, which is good for agricultural business. Green in nature, rich soil, and seasonal home tastes are the area's specialty. The seasonal tastes of the town are fragant and reminds of nostalgic home memory. The characteristics are its richness of sweet, such as Fuji and Tugaru. There are three apple parks in Midori Town, Akitakata City.

Address: Midori-cho-kita (Ito Ringo-en, Ueno Ringo-en, Kunihiro Ringo-en) Akitaka City Contact 
Telephone: number:0826-55-0480 
Cost: Adults 600yen Kindergarden free.




                                                                           Grapes 

Grape Park which offers the kinds of pione, honey red, kyoho, and muscat. You can also enjoy barbecuing. (Ingredients and materials can be brought in.)

 Address Shimo-obara Koda-cho Akitaka City 
Contact Telephone number:0826-45-3087  
Fee Adults: 2,000 yen/ Elementary and Junior High School Students: 1,500 yen/ Kindergartens: 1,000yen



                                                                             

                                                                             Pears


This pear garden is among the biggest in the western part of Hiroshima Prefecture. "Taste and buy Kosui and Hosui pears. Try some and buy only if you like". Bring a picnic and enjoy it with a pear picked from the orchard. The grand panorama of the Chugoku Mountains as seen from the south of the orchard is also fascinating.

Address 1850 Asahara Hatsukaichi City , Zip code 738-0223  
Contact Telephone number:0829-72-0009  
Opening Hours 9:00 a.m.-17:00 p.m 
Closing Days Please ask for details 
Fee Charge/ Please ask for details


Aug 28, 2012

Special Viewing: Taro Okamoto,Myth of Tommorow


 Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
[Hiroshima MOCA]

August 4–September 17, 2012

Myth of Tomorrow, a painting by Taro Okamoto, depicts the nuclear threat and the vitality of those opposed to nuclear weapons. In commemoration of August 6, Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Memorial Day, Okamoto’s painting is open for a special viewing during summer.


Hours: 10:00-17:00*
(last admission 16:30)


Aug 27, 2012

Aug 4th-Oct 21st Do Ho Suh Exhibition @ HiroshimaCity Museum of Comtemporary Art

Do Ho Suh Exhibition

 

Exhibition of work by Korean sculptor and installation artist Do Ho Suh!!

 

Event:Do Ho Suh Exhibition
Start:August 4, 2012
End:October 21, 2012


Phone:082-264-1121
Updated:June 11, 2012
Place:HiroshimaCity Museum of Comtemporary Art
Phone:(082)264-1121
Address: 1-1 Hijiyama Koen, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, 732-0815, Japan
 
If you are interested in Art and have a chance to visit Hiroshima ,
You should go to Hiroshima Contemporary art museum!!

 

Aug 4, 2012

Night Safari at Asa Zoo


Summer is here now and it's the season for Night Safari at Asa Zoo!

A chance to see the nocturnal animals in action and to escape to the relative cool of the Asa highlands. The “night safari” is only held 8 nights a year, and it is always popular with families and dating couples.

August 11 is the first of the summer’s night safaris so there is an illuminations switch on ceremony at 20:00. The zoo is open until 21:00 (final admission at 20:30).

¥500 (Adults), ¥170 (Children) Under elementary school free

Access from J-hoppers Hiroshima:
Walk to Hondori Astram Station (15 mins). Take Astram Line from Hondori Station to Kamiyasu Station (25 minutes). Shuttle bus between Kamiyasu Astram Stn and Asa Zoo every 10-20 minutes.

Dates:
August 11th & 12th, 16:30 - 21:00
August 18th & 19th, 16:30 - 21:00
August 25th & 26th, 16:30 - 21:00
September 1st & 2nd, 16:30 - 21:00 


Jul 31, 2012

Hiroshima Beer Gardens


Japan’s beer gardens are a lot of fun, and they can certainly help make the long, hot and sticky summer weather more bearable. If there is anything better than drinking an ice cold beer in the open air on a hot summer night, it’s being able to drink as many as you like.

Beer gardens are generally open between June and early September (although some now open as early as Golden Week in early May) and are found on the roofs of large department stores or hotels. Most open at around 5 or 6pm and offer “viking” style food buffets with all-you-can-drink beer and cocktails, for an all-inclusive price of between ¥2500 and ¥3500. You can usually keep drinking until last orders, 15-30 minutes before closing.


Hiroshima Diamond Hotel Beer Garden
May 18- mid-September, 18:00-21:00 Men ¥2800 Women ¥2600 Junior High & High School ¥2000 Elementary School ¥1500 Kids under 3 free Kirin beer on tap
ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Beer Garden
June 1-September 9  Weeknights 18:00-21:30, Saturdays 17:30-21:30, Sundays17:30-21:00  ¥4500 90 minute time limit Sapporo beer on tap

SOGO Umi no megumiya Beer Garden
May 18-September 16, 17:00-22:00 Men ¥3000 Women ¥2800 Junior High & High School ¥1800 Elementary School ¥1300 Women who arrive before 18:00 and pay ¥2500 (excluding weekends and holidays) Kirin beer 100 Kirin Frozen Drafts each night
Fukuya Hacchobori Premium Beer Garden
May 9-September 16, 17:00-22:00 Men ¥3000 Women ¥2700 Junior High & High School ¥1500 Elementary School ¥1000 Under Elementary School Age ¥500 Women who arrive before 18:00 and pay ¥2500 (excluding weekends and holidays) Asahi beer
Mitsukoshi Rooftop Beer Garden
May 10-September 9, 17:00-22:00 Men ¥3000 Women ¥2700 Junior High & High School ¥1500 Kids 3+ ¥800 Sapporo beer on tap


Jul 25, 2012

August 11th Miyajima Fireworks Festival



Miyajima Fireworks Festival on the 11th of August!!!


 
 
Start:August 11, 2012 7:50 pm
Organizer:Miyajima Tourist Office
Phone:0829-44-2011
Address:Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan
 
 
Hiroshima’s most well known fireworks festival. 5000 fireworks explode over the sea silhouetting Itsukushima Shrine’s O-torii.
Worth seeing, but expect huge crowds (300,000 people showed up last year) and you should get there early to avoid a fight for the prime viewing spots.
For those relying on the train, a good tip for the return trip on the way back to Hiroshima is to take the first train heading in the opoosite direction (Iwakuni bound) one stop so you can grab a seat on the next Hiroshima bound train.

Read a bitter sweet account of a fireworks day trip to Miyajima from back in 2006  and get some tips on getting (and keeping) a good spot from Gyoza Fox (lots of nice photos here too).
The display will go ahead in light rain, but in the event of stormy weather will be postponed until August 12 or 13.
 

Jul 8, 2012

Monday July 16 - Caribbean Garden


Reggae sound systems, bands, fashion show and stall in Alice Garden.
Will be canceled in the event of heavy rain.

They don't advertise with website or fliers.
Check the Facebook page.


Caribbean Garden
@ Alice Garden (behind PARCO)
July 16, 2012 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday July 15 - Live Irish music at Molly Malone’s

There are a couple of other “Irish” bars in Hiroshima, but Molly Malone’s is still, by far, the closest we have to the real thing. Molly’s has well and truly earned its status as the “local” of many international residents and Japanese customers too.

They have live Irish music from Pat O’Connor and Eoghan O’Sullivan on the second day of the long weekend.



Pat O’Connor and Eoghan O’Sullivan JAPAN TOUR
Date: July 15, 2012 8:00 pm

20-minute walk or 10-minute tram ride from J-hoppers Hiroshima

Jun 30, 2012

Hozuki Matsuri




On the 3rd weekend of July each year, a festival is held in celebration of the mysteriously beautiful “Hozuki” red Chinese lantern plant in the small suburb town of Ushita in Hiroshima city, Japan. Located a short bus ride (#6) from the city center, this festival is held along the pedestrianized main street in front of Ushita elementary school.  Although many of the city’s main festivals are held around this time of year this smaller festival has a fun, relaxed and friendly vibe.








Many of the festival goers wear Yukata summer kimono in the same fashion as the larger Tokasan or  Ebisu-ko festivals, but you will find it much easier to get through this suburban crowd and the lines are not half as long for games, drinks and food. There are also performances held at the different ends of the street. At the last festival, one stage had hip-hop dancing and Taiko drumming performances as well as a children’s Yukata contest. The other end didn’t have a raised stage, but live bands were playing in a roped off area. One classic 50′s rock n’ roll had the crowd jumping and dancing along with them- it was great fun.

Jun 26, 2012

Fireworks in Hiroshima in JULY

Hello everyone!
It's in rainy season in Japan right now but when it's over the hot summer arrives. Japanese people love going out in the evening to see fireworks in summer time.

Check out the following information for all the firework festivals in Hiroshima in July 2012!

●●● Miyoshi City Fireworks Festival ●●●
July 21, 2012   20:00 - 21:30



10,000 fireworks over 2 hours in this city in the north of the prefecture. Wondering if it’s worth dealing with the other 40,000 plus people along the riverside to get a good view, try up in Ozekiyama Park. 


●●● Onomichi Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival ●●●
July 28, 2012   19:30 - 21:30



This display, and the Hamadonya Group which provides the 13,000 fireworks that are used, have been going since the Edo period. In 1741, the recently appointed magistrate of Onomichi, Hirayama Kakuzaemon Naozumi, moved Sumiyoshi Shrine from the Jodoji Temple to Sumiyoshihama on the waterfront protect the port from misfortune. The festival is held in order to wish for the prosperity of business and the safety of sea traffic. There is a colorful parade of boats and the air is filled with thousands of fireworks above the Onomichi Suido Channel.
Taking the ferry over the water to Mukaishima, allows you enjoy the display without having fight the huge crowds (about 350,000 people show up).
Parking for 2500 cars


●●● Hiroshima Port “Dream” Fireworks Festival ●●●
July 28, 2012   20:00 - 21:00



Hiroshima city’s big fireworks extravaganza. Held in the bay in front of the 10,000 Ton Cruise Ship Berth (ichi-man-ton-baasu) next to Ujina Hatoba Koen near Hiroshima Port, this display is big and loud with around 10,000 bangs for your buck (although it’s laid on for free). It’s also an hour long. Many (and we mean many) people head down to Ujina, a lot decked out summer yukata to catch the show. Others watch from further afield. Ujina-bashi Bridge with its big white arch is a popular spot, but we have watched from the riverside as far away as from the riverside in Yoshijima.
If you want to get closer, you can become an individual “sponsor” of the event.
  • ¥15,0000 gets you a zashiki spot for 6 people (400 available)
  • ¥7000 gets you a bench for 3 people (725 available)
  • ¥2000 gets you a spot (for one person) on the grass (4000 available)
The easiest way to secure your spot is to go down to the tourist office in the Rest House at the end of the Motoyasu Bridge on the edge of Peace Park. First come, first served.

Jun 6, 2012

June 22nd(Fri)80Kidz at NOtv PARTYon@Mugen5610

June 22nd(Fri)80Kidz at NOtv PARTYon@Mugen5610

 

 
 
 
 
 
Event:80Kidz at NOtv PARTYon
Date:June 22, 2012 10:00 pm
Cost:¥3000 (incl 1 drink) ¥3500 (door incl 1 drink)
Place:Mugen5610
Address :Atsuma Bldg, 1-3 Yagenbori, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan


DJ set from elctro duo who always pull in a good crowd on the 3rd floor of Mugen5610
Special guest: 80Kidz (DJ set)
http://80kidz.net/
http://www.myspace.com/80kidz

Support DJs
  • DJ KCH
  • SEXHOLIC
  • LIBERTY HEADZ
  • FIMEO
It gonna be the good night,if you visit to Hiroshima on the day.
Why don't you go the party???


May 28, 2012

Rainy Season looks like it will arrive on time.


The rainy season officially started in Okinawa on April 28, only two days earlier than last year, but 11 days earlier than the average; No doubt putting a worry on a few Golden Week vacations.


The rainy season is usually around 40-45 days long, so they postulate that it might well end around June 15. It would be great to get onto the business of summer so early, but it seems a bit optimistic as although we also had an early rainy season last year (officially starting on May 21), we didn’t get the all clear until July 8.
Any day now!!




We cannot wait to get on our Kimono's and head out into the streets for the Toukasan festival. We will not drink too much, we promise! 

May 23, 2012

May 26th 27th Mantou Mitama-sai


 
 
 
Event:Mantou Mitama-sai
Start:May 26, 2012 7:00 pm
End:May 27, 2012 9:00 pm

Place:Gokokujinja Shrine
Phone:(082)221-5590
Address :2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, 730-0011 
 
Two days of events and commemorations over two nights at Hiroshima’s shrine to the war dead, Gokoku-Jinja, which is decorated with lanterns.
From past events, here’s what you can expect.

Saturday, May 26

From 19:00 about 120 young women dressed as shirine maidens perform dances in the shrine forecourt. This is followed by dances by the moredances, this time by full time shrine maidens, Tsugaru Shamisen and taiko drumming performances.

Sunday, May 27

From 10:00 onwards, about 80 elementary school aged boys and girls compete in sumo contests in the shrine building.
In the evening, from 19:00 there is a Kagura dance performance.


We still have some beds available on those dates,Please call us ans book know!!!
 

May 15, 2012

May 23rd Nihonshu Sansan Downtown Sake Festival

Nihonshu Sansan Downtown Sake Festival

 
 
Event:Nihonshu Sansan Downtown Sake Festival
Date:May 23, 2012 5:00 pm

Cost:¥1000 5 cup sampler ticket, ¥2000 all-you-can-appreciate pass
Place: Alice Garden(in front of PARCO)
Address:8 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan
 
 
This one night sake festival organised by Yagenbori liquor store Yamatoya is one of my favorite events of the year. It is far more compact than the annual sake festival in Saijo, and the 30 or so boutique brewers bring nothing less than their top varieties, it is an excellent opportunity to try some of the best sake in the country, poured by the people who take such care in making it. There is a really relaxed atmosphere, especially after everyone has sample a few brews, and giveaways and music too.
 

May 4, 2012

TOMORROW May 5th (Sat) Houribe LOU live at Skate World at the Flower Festival

It's in the middle of Golden Week holidays in Japan and the city is really busy this week!

The Flower Festival is held in town and it tends to be rather corporate and although there is a lot of music on offer from the official guests and on all the little stages, it tends to be very mainstream.

Over the past few years, however, a group of local veteran skaters have managed carve out a space for a little bit of unscripted chaos in this most scripted of events. It's located right behind the main Carnation Stage between Peace Memorial Park and the Motoyasu River.

For the first two days of the festival, skaters of all ages are welcome to come and do their stuff on the park’s mini ramps to the accompaniment of local bands and DJs. On the final day there is a low key skate tournament with prizes as well as DJs and some live music.

Our friend, Houribe LOU plays on the last day of the festival!
Check it out!


Houribe LOU official website

Apr 29, 2012

May 3rd, 4th & 5th --- Hiroshima Flower Festival

 

Golden Week has just started!
It is time to enjoy traveling and fun events for Japanese people.

Hiroshima Flower Festival is held for the 3 days of May 3rd, 4th and 5th in town.
It's one of the three big festivals in Japan over the Golden Week.
 
Hiroshima's biggest annual event, drawing in many more people than even the August 6 memorial day, the annual Flower Festival was inspired by the celebrations that followed the Hiroshima Carp's first championship in 1975.

Crowded, noisy, high in kitsch and overtly commercial, it does, however, pull in tens of thousands of people from near and far, and many of them do seem to have a pretty good time. 
 
In addition to all the parades, pop bands, tarento celebrities, comedians and hundreds of local hula clubs performing, there are opportunities to watch some local kagura dance troupes. 

The craft beer and the local sake tents and the international food area, also get pretty lively. But, frankly, there is so much going on, and the program is almost indecipherable, so your best bet is to dive in, wander and see you what you come across. Or, find yourself a shady spot and enjoy a drink and something on a stick watch the crowds go by.

Usually, the city streets are deserted once the stages have closed up, but organizers are continuing to try and provide appropriate entertainment all day. In the evenings in the Peace Memorial Park area, the Flower Candle Message event is being held nightly between 6 and 10pm with all the beautiful lights and candles on display. 

 Enjoy your Golden Week!

Apr 26, 2012

Morrissey Japan Tour 2012. Hiroshima



Morrissey is coming to Hiroshima as a part of his Japan tour.
 
2012.04.27.Fri

 OPEN/18:00 START/19:00

 @BLUE LIVE HIROSHIMA, UJINA

[Ticket] Sun., March 4 ticket sale!
All standing 8,000 yen (with a reference number)
* Including-tax. 1 drink cost  \500.

* Under 6 years-old entrance impossible.

Apr 18, 2012

2012,April 27th NEW WORLD @Sacred Spirits

2012,April 27th NEW WORLD @Sacred Spirits



Causing “Greatful ‘Techno’ Sound Effects” for the past 15 years every 4th Friday.

Event:New World
Date:April 27, 2012 9:00 pm
Cost:Members free, with flyer ¥1000, door ¥1500 (all include 1 drink)
Category:DJ
Venue:Sacred Spirits

Phone:(082)240-0505
Address: B1F Apex Building, 6-3 Tatemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 730-0032, Japan


Causing “Greatful ‘Techno’ Sound Effects” for the past 15 years every 4th Friday.

DJs

  • Shin-ya
  • Gyunyu
  • Kuro
  • Kawa

The claim that among the music you can expect will be minimal, Detroit techno, acid house, Chicago house, tech house, click, funky techno, hard techno, German trance, acid trance, tribal house, hard house, progressive house, deep house, filter house, French house, Italo House, rave, electro, ambient, etc.

It is one of the popular party in Hiroshima.Why don't you go the party when you stay in Hiroshima??




Apr 4, 2012

2012,April 5th Toka Festival Gagaku Dance Performance


Toka Festival Gagaku Dance Performance

@Itsukushima shirine,Miyajima

Date:April 15, 2012 6:00 pm

Cost:¥300 (adult) shrine admission fee

Venue:Itsukushima shurine,Miyajima

Phone:(0829)44-2020 ‎
Address:1-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 739-0588, Japan

Court dances and music introduced to Miyajima from Kyoto by Taira Kiyomori in the 12th century on the occassion of the Toka (Peach Blossom) Festival at Itsukushima Shrine.

Dances to be performed: Enbu, Manzairaku, Engiraku, Tourika, Ikkyoku, Soriko, Sanju Kitoku, Ryohoh, Nasori, Chohgeishi


Miyajima is one of my favorite place in Hiroshima!
When you visit here,please go to this island as well:-)