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Enjoy international exchange!!

We J-Hoppers Hostels are always happy to welcome Japanese customers with open arms as well as foreigners customers. Please enjoy international exchange!!

Enjoy international exchange!!

We J-Hoppers Hostels are always happy to welcome Japanese customers with open arms as well as foreigners customers. Please enjoy international exchange!!

Enjoy international exchange!!

We J-Hoppers Hostels are always happy to welcome Japanese customers with open arms as well as foreigners customers. Please enjoy international exchange!!

Enjoy international exchange!!

We J-Hoppers Hostels are always happy to welcome Japanese customers with open arms as well as foreigners customers. Please enjoy international exchange!!

Enjoy international exchange!!

We J-Hoppers Hostels are always happy to welcome Japanese customers with open arms as well as foreigners customers. Please enjoy international exchange!!

A story of Hibaku House

A friend of mine told me that he was going to move to an old wooden row house soon.

His grand mother used to live in the house but after she died no one was there for years.
And one day a car crushed into the empty house so it was able to have some renovation so that now he can move in. hahaha

Anyway, the house is very old and it's about 90years old. Because of the war,bombings, climate and earthquakes,we rarely have such old house.
He told me that the house is a little tilted. First I though it was just because of its oldness but actually it was because of the A-bombing. He even told me that there is a column which has glass fragments on one side because of the bomb blast.

Like this house, in Hiroshima city we have some buildings that you can see some evidences of the A-bomb...

Well,I would surely take a picture when I go to the house!




The city of river


There are 716 rivers in Hiroshima city.
The city is on a delta plain facing Setonai-kai Inland Sea.
Yes, Hiroshima is the water city. Also, Hiroshima is a big old castle town since the 16th century.
If (BIG if, though), Hiroshima had not been targeted by A-bomb, it would be a very interesting historical city in the different sense as now.

Anyway, if you come to Hiroshima, please walk anywhere along the river.
The lovely river wind will make you feel relaxed and easygoing. you are tired with walking, please sit on the riverbank and take a break. The gentle flow of the river would relieve the weariness of your travel.

Rainy...

My memorable first post from rainy Hiroshima. Yes, it was rainy all day and my Thinkpad is dead. No, a half dead. The fan seems to have a trouble and the bios doesn't start ! Oh my badness. It will be in (PC) hospital for maybe a week or more. I try to write something better next time !

First post from J-Hoppers Kyoto.

What are you going to do in Kyoto? Visiting temples and shrines? Watching Geisha (Geiko in Kansai dialect) performances or the tea ceremony? Yes, we have 1,600 temples and more than 400 shrines, and you would encounter Geiko or Maiko (Geiko apprentices) around Gion district. These are essential parts of Kyoto, but lacking individuality. Why don't you make your stay in Kyoto something special? We willingly help you if you want to cook Japanese food in our kitchen, or wearing Kimono at the lobby. Or we would whisper to you and let you know staff's secret spots where almost all tourist don't know. Please feel free to ask questions and rely on us. We are very welcome you all "J-Hoppers".

Welcome to J-Hoppers' Staff Blog

J-Hoppers is the name of a hostel chain in Japan. Since we started the business in 2002, we are always happy to welcome travelers who are into "Japan-hopping" like you. Just between you and us, indeed, YOU are J-Hoppers, too !