Apr 27, 2014

Golden Week in Hiroshima!

Beginning of May is National Holiday and is called 'Golden Week' in Japan.

It's one of the most busiest seasons in Japan and some fun events are available in Hiroshima and surrounding areas.

Flower Festival is our annual big event that will be held for 3 days from May 3rd along the Peace avenue. 

You can see some shows at a main stage in the Peace Park, plenty of groups that will perform as marching along the avenue. Lots of Japanese stalls are available too.

Also, there is American Military Base in Iwakuni that is 1 hour away from Hiroshima by JR train.

They have an annual event called 'Friendship Day' on May 5th and you are allowed to go into the base to enjoy American culture, food, performance, and communicating with American soldiers.

It provides you a chance to view dozens of the most powerful aircraft and other military equipment, up close and in person as well.

You can see more information on their facebook.

Apr 8, 2014

Sera Tulip Festival

Do you want to see about a million of tulips?

Sera Tulip festival will be held on 15th of April at Sera Kogen farm by until 11th of May.

Sera Kogen farm Official website

It is usually difficult to get there without car, but they will have Sera Kogen Hana Meguri bus, which will take you 3 flower gardens(tulip, lily,moss phlox) including winery from Sera town office(9:40/April 25-May 2nd).

Fee: 4000 yen(admission fee for flower gardens included/meal not included)

Advanced reservation required.(at least three days)

You can join the tour if you take the bus from Hiroshima bus terminal No.6 to Kozan bus center(9:28). Sera town office is just a few minutes walk from Kozan bus center.
There is a bus leaving at 16:23 to Hiroshima bus terminal(17:51). We are happy to help you book this for reservation holder at Hiroshima Hana!

 Hiroshima Hana Hostel is just a few minutes walk from Hiroshima station south exit and extremely convenient location for your trip in Hiroshima!