Backpackers Hostel "J-Hoppers" & "Hana Hostel"

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!!

Waterfallin' thus we were prowlin'


Well, it was my day off yesterday and I have decided to go to Gero city with guests and scope some waterfalls. We all go ready and hopped on Aki's car at 8! (which was very brutish to get up SO early) it took us about 40 min. on the road. We had to pay 100 yen per person for the maintenace fee, which was not a problem at all. The hiking was splendid and swell yet we had a bit gloomy and inclement weather.

It only took us a couple minutes to get to the first and the second waterfalls. but Neonotaki, the third one is a lot farther up; 20 min by car, and about 50 min on foot (from the second waterfall)

Neonotaki!! Can you find me?

4-0

Someone asked to me (and everybody)

’Do you have a strong determination to carry this country on your shoulders?’

And everybody said that…. Yes, We have !!


KIRIN CUP SOCCER 2009 JAPAN vs CHILE

Last night was so exciting. Because it was my first time to watch the Japan National Term’s game at stadium. More than 40 thousand people wear the great blue jersey (with a strong determination).

We made big noise and called every player’s name for the win.

Finally we got it!!

Unluckily …without Shunsuke Nakamura…without Turio…

And without any Kyoto Sanga’s player…(unluckily?)

Hida Takayama J-Hoppers reception


We have opened a new hostel in Hida Takayama !
Maybe too late to report ?
Yes, we started the business at the beginning of this month.
But we didn't have time to say hello because of the opening chaos.
Let me introduce the staff members now.

This is our receptionist

Papi (center) is also the Manager of the hostel.
Papi doesn't sound a native Japanese name. It is mystery.
She is a transcontinental off-road motorcyclist. Wild girl.
She was born and raised in Takayama, so please ask anything about Takayama and Hida region.

Aki (left) is a cool surfer, although there is no sea in Hida Takayama.
He is local Hida boy and will advise you about Takayama sightseeing (and how to surf on land)
Actually my nickname is also Aki, but I will yield the name to him from now on.

Yuya (right) is a unique young man from Hiroshima
He spent most of his teens in USA. He is also a guitarist and composer.
You can listen to some of his numbers here.
http://jp.myspace.com/silencefortherain

Next time I will introduce the facilities of the Takayama Hostel.
Bye~~

Welcome, Willcommen, Bienvenu !!

This is the story of a board in our kitchen.

It's supposed to be a notice board of some events here, Okonomiyaki party, Christmas party..


But, see?? Full of WELCOME in multiple languages !!



We remember that it started from "Hi :) " which you can see in the middle of this board.

After that, the other guest wrote "Welcome".

Then, the other guest wrote "Willcommen".

Then.. other guests started following in their own languages.


Not only"WELCOME" anymore. there is no more space.



We're impressed with this process, because they started by themselves and now they gave us the great welcome board!

However, we may make a new one against our will, as some writing are already wearing off and not clear.


So, please come and stay here and give us your "WELCOME" word !


Whatta up? those of who know me, I was working in Kyoto J-Hoppers for a couple months. Thanks to Shin, Shogo, and Reina for all their support, Cheers guys!
The vibes are pretty chill in Hida Takayama; the nostalgic vibes are splendid and the myriad green leaves and fresh verdures are just a stone's throw from Hida Takayama J-Hoppers. oh shoot, they got good sakes too. well, I shall close this for now. Laterz

J-Hoppers Kyoto PV

We have made a promotion video of Kyoto J-Hoppers Hostel and uploaded on YouTube.

We are going to make the other J-Hoppers hostels’ video in series.

Don’t miss it !