Sep 13, 2017

Sake Tasting at Kemby’s

Hi there!!

There is a great event to try some Japanese sake at Kemby's on September 16th :)

sake tasting at kemby's 

The ¥1000 entrance fee includes a plate of food and sake is by the glass for ¥400-¥600.
 If you have a time in Hiroshima then, just go and tast sake.

  • Multiligual staff
  • English & Japanese Menu
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Seating for around 60 on 1st Floor
  • Second Floor room available for private parties of 8-20 people
  • Reservations ok
  • WiFi access available (ask for password)
  • No parking available, but ¥100 Parking nearby



Date: September 16th.

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Cost: 1000yen

Place: KeMBY’S CAFE 2-9-13 ootemachi-nakaku-Hiroshima city,Hiroshima
Phone: (082)249 -6201


Sep 6, 2017


"Oktoberfest" is the world's largest beer festival held in autumn every year in Munich, Germany since 1810. About two weeks from the end of September to the beginning of October every year, the hall will be filled with a number of huge tent beer shops swallowing thousands of people. Lots of beer fans gathered from all over the world are drinking, singing, dancing with a liter mug in their hands.

A huge beer garden event is here again in Hiroshima that you can experience special atmosphere. During the exhibition, German folk music stage is also held every day, you can taste draft German beer and German food that you can rarely have here, and you can also learn about German culture.

Place: Former Hiroshima baseball stadium site (right across from A-bomb dome)
Date: September 8 - September 18 2017
Time: Weekday 3pm-9pm    Weekend/Holiday 11am-9pm
Entry free (Mug deposit 1000yen will be returned when you return the mug to the shop)

Let's enjoy the end of summer or the beginning of fall with this fun event!!

Aug 21, 2017

Early-bird special @Shukkeien

Many people usually get around some spots:Peace memorial park,Hiroshima castle,some art museums and Sukkeien Japanese garden easily in one day.
Most of sightseeing spots in Hiroshima city,they open at 9AM.
As you know,August is the special month in Hiroshima because of the memorial day,Aug 6th,1945,so the Peace memorial museum is more crowded this month than usual. However,the Shukkeien Japanese garden in Hiroshima is opening their gates as early as 7 a.m. on this coming Saturday and Sunday,Aug 26th and 27th to host the tea ceremony. 
If you get up early and visit the  garden in early morning,I guess you will have enough time to visit other famous spots even on busy weekends.Have a fruitful day!

Special Early-morning opening at Shukkeien 
Aug 26th,27th 
・Opening hour: 7AM - 6PM (Normally from 9a.m.)

[FREE]Tea ceremony experience 
★the first 30 arrival only★
@Seifu-kan or Meigetsu-tei in Shukkeien Japanese garden
・Admission fee 
Adults 260yen 
Children 100yen

Aug 20, 2017

getalympic 2017

The 24th Getalympic is going to be hold in Fukuyama on the 17th September.

Getalympic is a unique competition in Fukuyanma where produces Geta(Japanese traditional sandals) most in Japan.

People play a few games with Geta.
One of them is "Geta tower". As you can see from the name, players make a tower with getas.
Player who makes the tallest one is the winner.


It is very important that we keep up the traditions like this competition.

Date  : 17th/Sep/2017    

Location   :  around JR Matunaga station

see you next time !!

Aug 5, 2017

✺ *:'.;*`,Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival✺ *:'.;*`,

Date: August 26, 2017 (Sat)  19:40 - 20:40
Location:  off shore from the O-torii Gate

Konnichiwa dfrom Hiroshima Hana Hostel. It's Kana here.
Summer is not over yet. It's getting hotter and hotter everyday in Japan.
Features of the summer in Japan is.....
How is the summer like in your country?

One of common event during summer in Japan is FIREWORKS ! Many fireworks event are held all over the Japan.

A very famous fireworks festival in Hiroshima will be held in late August! An at Miyajima!!! which is one of well known world heritage in Japan.

Here is a little details of the festival.

Miyajima-on-the-sea-Fireworks Display presents seven spectacular scenes, complying with each year's theme.
The fireworks display is set up to match the image for each scene, which is centered on the fascinating pyrotechnics on the water.
Over 300,000 visitors enjoy the fireworks show every year. The scene with the O-torii Gate silhouetted by the illumination of the fireworks attracts thousands of photo enthusiasts.
Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival is one of the most famous fireworks display in Japan.

You can enjoy both world heritage sightseeing at Miyajima and fireworks at once!

Do NOT miss it!!If you are interested in please check "Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival" on Google!!

Jul 24, 2017

river side festival in Hiroshima

It's going to be fierce heat day by day.
How's going your travel?

Where are you usual go to in Summer in your country?
In Japan, People go to a sea or a river to cool oneself.

Why don't you enjoy Japanese cool Summer(*^▽^*)?


****** Rver Side Festival ********************

 DATE : 2017/7/30

TIME :  9:30AM~3:30PM pre-event 29th 6:00PM~8:30PM

PLACE : Higashihiroshima-shi,Kochi Shimin Ground

ACCESS : 10 minutes walking from Kochi JR station

Fee : Free   ** Try to catch a sweet fish → 800yen

HP :


Jul 11, 2017

HANABI on July 22nd

It's season of  Big fireworks extravaganza  in JAPAN!!!

 A fireworks  extravaganza is one of the most popular events during summer here.

Here is a one of Big fireworks extravaganza place you can go to see from J-hoppers Hiroshima.

Hiroshima Port “Dream” Fireworks Festival

The show begins at 20:00 on July 22nd, 2017 (1hour).
Held in the bay in front of the 10,000 Ton Cruise Ship Bert.

Access: Take a tram track #03 to Hiroshima Port from Dobashi stop (160 yen).


Have fun you are time with HANABI  (fireworks)


SUNDANCE is an annual festival at the beach on Miyajima with world music and dancing.
There are people from all over the world enjoying world's music (Japan, the United States, South America, Asia, Africa, etc.), the world food and meeting new people.
There are nearly 1500 participants each year. It is getting established as a place of international exchange in Hiroshima.


The dancers who are performing on the main stage are working mainly in Hiroshima and those who sells food and drinks are also running shops in Hiroshima.

It is the 13th SUNDANCE this year.
And the third BUBBLE party is going to be on the main stage and it seems like getting more and more exciting!!

July 16 2017 @ Miyajima Tsutsumigaura National Park
                    10:00 - 20:00

Tickets: Advence \2000
             GATE    \3000
             15 and younger free

Tickets available @ Southern Cross cafe & bar Hiroshima
                            @Cusco Cafe

Bands, DJs, dance shows, contests, volleyball tournament, international food stalls, bubble party, Mr. & Ms. Sundance contest, lots of drinks and hopefully plenty of sun!!

Jun 22, 2017

Onomichi Gion Matsuri

Onomichi(Santai Mawashi) Gion Matsuri 
Jun 24th (Sat)
From 7PM : Santai Mawashi
the Tsuchido ferry landing platform
*10min walk from Onomichi Sta.

Also,there will be many stalls selling Japanese food.
A Gion Festival in Onomichi will be held this coming Saturday.
It is one of Onomichi's three major festival and it has continued since the Edo period. The Santai Mawashi is the main attraction of the festival.People scramble 3 Mikoshis,portable shrine floats, and compete to obtain a special flag with each other. Why don't you visit Onomichi and enjoy the traditional festival this weekend?

Jun 7, 2017

*・':゚:*:'゚` Mariho Aquarium *・':゚:*:'゚`

Hello this is Kana from Hiroshima Hana Hostel.
It is already in June and we are about to get into rainy season. We call it as "TSUYU".
After Tsuyu, Summer will begin!!! Can't wait to go to beach with nice cold beers!

Japan is an island country which is surrounded by the sea. So we have many different kinds of sea animal, and also they are very close to our life. I love sea animal, especially Turtle, dolphin and  penguin!!

Here is a great news for the people like me. 
There will be brand new Aquarium which will open on June 24th (Sat) !!

It is located right middle of BIG shopping mall which is quite interesting. So you can enjoy both at one time!
Also right next to shopping mall, there is a beautiful walk side with Harbor.
So actually you can enjoy walk along beautiful harbor, enjoy Lunch at shopping mall and enjoy aquarium with lovely sea animals!

It takes about 45minutes from Hiroshima Station by bus. 
(260 yen for each way. Line  3)

April~October  10:00~20:00
November~March 10:00~17:00

★ Adult (Over 18years): 900 yen
★ Child(Over 6years): 500 yen
★ Baby(Over 3years): 300 yen
★  Senior(Over 65years): 800 yen

Summer is coming up! Good to cool you down with sea animals rather than air conditioner!

May 29, 2017

TOUKASAN ~ Yukata Festivel in Hiroshima ~

It's a beginning of Summer.
This year, It's hotter than last year. Tomorrow can be 29℃
in day time...(;´Д`) Where are we? It's Japan!! It's May!!

On this season, It's good to go out at night.
Because It can be cool in night time.

Here is an information for a festival in Hiroshima.
Let's try on Yukata and join them!!!


DATE:  2017.6.2 4days  12:00~23:00
PLACE: Chuou street in the city cantre
ACCESS: 5 minutes from Hachoubori  tram stop



May 7, 2017

Hiroshima Rose Festival 🌹

Hello everyone! It's Chippy from J Hoppers Hiroshima.

I can't believe how fast it is to turn to be spring from the autumn this year! It's been super hot these days and it even feels like we skipped the spring!

In Japan, after cherry blossoms fell, it's the season for ROSES!!

There will be a "Rose Festival" taken place at the Hiroshima Botanical Garden from next week!
The rose garden covers 1600 square meters and contains 570 different varieties of rose. With other parts of the gardens there are about 850 varieties on display in total including pure bred roses, modern roses, and some of them are created in Hiroshima and even named after Hiroshima.

They will also hold some workshops such as making wreaths of flowers and forming roses out of soft clay (clay craft) during the period. Some flower shops and food stalls will come to warm up the festival too!

It only takes about 40 minutes by bus departing from the Bus Center which is 15 minutes from J Hoppers.
If you feel like spending your time on relaxing surrounded by beautiful nature rather than being in a crowd in the city center, this place will be the best spot for you!

           Rose Festival 🌹

☆Dates: May 13th ~ May 28th (closed on Fridays)

★Hours: 9:00am ~ 4:30pm

☆Place: The Hiroshima Botanical Garden

★Admission Fee: 510yen (Adults)

☆Access: Hiroshima Dentetsu Bus #55-1 (40 minutes)
              bound for Yakushigaoka Danchi via The Botanicall Garden

※Bus runs once an hour until evening. Check the time schedule in advance: (JP)


Hiroshima Botanical Garden Website:

May 4, 2017

World Beer and Gourmet Stadium 2017

Are you enjoying in golden week in Japan?

There are some big events in Hiroshima now.

One of event,  there is World Beer and Gourmet Stadium on April 28-May 7th.

  • Pay a ¥1000 deposit for a beer glass.
  • Pay to have your glass filled with various beers from around the world.
  • Return your glass and get your ¥1000 deposit back.

Opening hours

Week days : 15:00-21:00
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays : 11:00-21:00

Place :  

Old Baseball Stadium

Drinking beer out side with music is must be fun  !!

Enjoy the rest of your holidays :)

Apr 25, 2017

"Being coverd by Cats" in Onomichi

Hi.This is Ena from Hiroshima Hana Hostel.
Here in Hiroshima, it is in the middle of spring.
The temperature is warming up into over 20.

  I feel like going out on a trip somewhere on such a nice day!
Where do you plan to go in Hiroshima?  The Peace Park? Miyajima island?
  If you have free time in Hiroshima,in the eastern part of Hiroshima,
there is a small town,Onomichi  which has lots of wild cats.
They are having an exhibition about cats from Mar 18th to May 7th 

at the museum in Senkouji park.(千光寺公園)
There are more than 240 works of cats at the exhibition.
Also, you can enjoy face painting on May 5th.(from 1PM +200yen)
If you are a fan of them, this is the one for you!Why don't you visit Onomichi to mingle with wild cats and enjoy the art of them?🐈

 Exhibition "Neko mamire"
                            (Being coverd by Cats)
  From Mar 18th to May 7th 
@Onomichi City Museum of Art 
●Opening Hours
9:00-17:00 (Last admission : 4.30PM)
●Closed : Mondays
Adults:800yen   Students:550yen
Children (under 15years): Admission Free
my friends...?

 This event is a little bit famous on Twitter because of the funny pictures of their official account.
It is so much fun to see them:)
Please check it out!

Onomichi City Museum of Art Official Twitter Account >>  @bijutsu1
Sorry...Please do NOT enter... ;(

Apr 23, 2017

Kintaikyo Bridge Festival 2017

Hi, this is Tomomi from Hiroshima HANA!

Have you ever been to Iwakuni?
In iwakuni, there is Kintaikyo bridge which is the longest natural wooden arch bridge in the world and one of the three most excellent bridge in japan.
Annual festival held at Kintaikyo and it will be the 40th festival this year.

The Daimyo Procession with the Daimyo’s alternate attendance and the Yakko Dochu, Nanjyo Dance are held during this festival. People dressed in samurai costumes parade through the castle town and shoot targets reenacting ancient times. The Iwakuni infantry was organized by Ishida Mitsunari centuries ago. Today, the gunmen are volunteers demonstrating the history of Iwakuni for the townspeople and tourists.
Why don't you visit there!??:)

Kintaikyo Bridge Festival

 April 29th  / 9am ~ around 3pm


*about  1hour from Hiroshima station to Iwakuni station (local)

*about 20min from Iwakuni station to Kintai bridge bu bus  


Apr 7, 2017

Onomichi Minato Festival

Place: Onomihi Station
Time: 2017 April 22nd 【11:00~21:00】  23rd【10:00~17:00 】

Hello from Hiroshima Hana Hostel, It's Kana here.
Speak of Spring in Japan is Cherry blossom and it's about be in full bloom now. Do not miss it if you are in Japan!!! It is worth a lot more than you think!

Onomichi is one of my favorite place in Hiroshima.
Takes only half hour from Hiroshima Station by Shinkansen. Good for day trip.
Onomichi is surrounded by beautiful Ocean and Mountain. Not big city so if you have enough for busy big city, Onomichi is the one! I go there often especially this time of season. Because Onomichi is famous for bicycle riding  across small island to the other small island.
If you are interested in, please check it out!

There will be a local festival  which is gonna be held in Apr 22nd and 23rd! You can enjoy Japanese traditional festival with warm nice weather. If you are lucky, you might be able to still see the cherry blossom!!

There will be many different kind of food stalls, flea market, and events which will be one of great experience in your trip!
You can enjoy Festival with nice cold beer and food from stall beside Ocean! If you are staying over night, you can enjoy bicycle riding next day! Enjoy Onomichi!