Aug 27, 2014

Hiroshima Oktoberfest 2014!!

Summer is almost over...
But still muggy and hot in Hiroshima...
And I love the idea of having beer outdoor.

We usually have the opportunity at a Beer garden on a roof top that provide you all you can drink and all you can eat system.
Have you ever tried a beer garden in Japan yet?
If not, go hurry and don't miss it! 
Most of them will be closed in September.

If you miss it, don't worry.
We have a Oktoberfest in SEPTEMBER.
It's not even in October but it's okay. 
It's not even in Germany but Hiroshima, Japan...
But it's okay.
Don't worry! Be happy!
Beer is Beer and we love festivals!

Why don't you mingle with local people and enjoy the oktoberfest in a Japanese way?

It will be held from Sep. 5th(Fri.) - Sep.15th.(Mon.) at Kyu-Shimin Kyujyo(旧 市民球場)where facing the A-bomb dome across the street.

From Hiroshima Station: Take a tram (street car) #2/6 and get off at Genbaku Dome Mae Station.
(You just need to pay 160yen exact when you get off the tram)

Weekdays: 3pm - 9pm
Weekends and holidays: 11am - 9pm

Entrance fee: Free

(1) Pay 1000yen as deposit for a beer glass + Beer price
(2) Refill your empty glass (Beer price costs)
(3) Return your empty glass to the last place you bought your beer and you will get your deposit back

 Enjoy Hiroshima! :D

Aug 17, 2014



If you plan to visit Miyajima (Island) on the 25th of August, we would recommend to go there in the evening:

On Aug 25th, you will see many Miyajima islanders carring their Tanomo boats. These boats will be
purified at Momiji dani and then released to float on the sea. This custom is performed to ensure a good harvest.

It will be a beautiful and interesting event. You should not miss it!

Date: Aug 25th. 2014
Place: Shinomiya Shrine (Momijidani Park) - Itsukushima Shrine
Time:from 8PM

It used to be the common belief in Miyajima that the whole island was holy, and that the cultivation of the land was not allowed. There was a strict prohibition of agriculture, industry, weaving by machine, and putting the ‘Oinari’ Fox statue on the island. After the Meiji restoration, islanders lived by forestry, harvesting and carving the wood to make souvenirs, marketing them to earn a living. Islanders had very strong feelings of gratitude toward the agricultural products, even beyond our imagination. They built the Tanomo boat to express their feelings and put in dumpling dolls (rice balls coated with sweet red bean paste), fruits, and other offerings, then let the boats float across the water to Oinari in Ono cho where some agricultural products were grown. The feelings were mutual ever since, and this has been the folk custom of Minami Machi.

Aug 11, 2014

Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2014

Date: August 21st(Thu) - 25th(Mon), 2014
Place: Aster Plaza

Hello this is Kana from Hiroshima Hana Hostel.
It`s getting hotter and hotter in here since after rainy season was over.

Japanese ANIME(Animation) is well known all over the world. Many tourist come to Japan for it.
There is a Anime fes in Hiroshima end of this month.

"Hiroshima International Animation Festival"

Under the spirit of LOVE & PEACE, the festival has been dedicating to the advancement of visual media art culture in general, by promoting international cross-cultural exchanges through the development of animation art. 

There are Anime Competition, Special programs and exhibitions, Free Spaces for Promotion and Exchanges,and Educational Film Market.

This time is 30th anniversary so there are some special event!!

If you come to Japan, you can not miss Anime! Anime quality in Japan will be more than what you can expect for sure!!