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

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:
About the inside of the park:

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