Nov 9, 2016

Colored Leaves Iluminated at Shukkei-en Garden

Hi! It's Chippy from J Hoppers Hiroshima.

Although you still could feel the end of summer a few weeks ago with warm temperature, it suddenly got much colder in the last few days...
It's time to see Autumn colored leaves in Japan!

One of the most popular sights in Hiroshima, Shukkei-en Garden is having an annual event “Momiji Matsuri”(Maple Festival) from Nov.19th to 30th, and it's maple trees with their red leaves will be lit up from the 23rd to the end of the festival.

The garden is usually closed at 5pm in November, but it's open until 9pm only during this period.
If enjoying the beautiful colored leaves is one of the purposes of your Japan trip, you cannot miss it!!

◇Dates: November 23rd to 30th 
◇Hours: 9:00am-9:00pm
(Final admission:8:30pm)
 ◇Illumination: 5:30pm-9:00pm 
◇Admission Fee: 260yen

 For further information, visit the link below;

Nov 3, 2016

Grand Inoko festival on Nov 5th. 6th

City center festival which melds tradition with art in Fukuromachi Park – centered on a 1.5 ton rock suspended by ropes attached to 88 bamboo trees.

 grand inoko matsuri

Date  November 5th,and  6th.
Place Fukuromachi Park


Nov. 5 (Sat.)
Inoko Parade (in hon-dori) 1:00 pm
'OOINOKO' (stone up) 3:00 pm
Omote-Syukusai (ritual dedication)7:00 pm

Nov. 6(Sun.)
'OOINOKO' (stone up) 1:00 pm
'Oneri' (in hon-dori) 6:10 pm
Ura-Syukusai (ritual dedication) 6:30 pm
Tsunakiri (grandfinale) 8:00 pm
Parking is limited. Visitors are encouraged to use nearby parking or public transportation.

Grand Inoko Festa:A 1.5 ton of gigantic rock will  be floating in the air!  

More information, please go to this page :