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!!

Dormiory room renovated!!




Hi there!!
This is Chika from J-Hoppers Hiroshima guesthouse.

We have just renovated a mixed dormitory room and a female dormitory room lately!
Mr,Hayashi made some nice and lovely shelf on each bed in a dorm room as follows.
Besides,we changed  position of beds!
So now it looks wider than before and make those dormitory room more comfortable.


BEFORE

AFTER



We are going to set a new book lamp at each bed as well in this week :-)
So that everyone can be more comfortable in the dorm room.
 (Of cause, in a private room as well!)


NEW ROOM NUMBER!!





Reception (BEFORE)


   Reception(AFTER)




We are looking forward to meeting you at our hostel.
If you are planing to visit to Hiroshima,come and see us !!









Green, Green, Green!!! My best season in Kyoto

Rainy season came yesterday in Kansai Area. It was 10 days earlier than usual.
Everyone hates this season because it is humid, less than sunshine and we feel melancholy because of cloudy and raining weather all day. 

But I love this season!
Because now is the best season for making plum brandy And Homemade pickles!
 


 And NEW TEA Season!!
On  my last day off, I went to Tea factory Tour of MARUKYU KOAYAME EN in Uji with my friends. We love tea!! This company invites  reserved guest to factory in this new tea season.



To make tea for Maccha, there are many different and hard process. Basically  after pick up new leaf by hand, steam immediately


steam tea leaf looks like spinach
  Next  dry and Select new leaf, old one and stem by fan

I forgot to getting permission to use this picture from friends! We enjoy Macha and Houzicha(Roast Tea) ice cream!
             Tea does not need border in East Asia!
One day I prepared new green tea that I bought last time to Taiwans Guest who served me Taiwan's tea 30 yeas ago. I recognized Tea helps to make good relationship and humanity.




Last is Green landscape!
I went to Moan Cafe(茂庵)at Mt. Yoshida with my friends. From this cafe we can enjoy Green landscape (Full of Nishiyama Mountains!), fresh air and wild birds song! They serve season's dishes. This time Salmon sushi with green vegetables in season grilled chicken with Japanese pepper and Salad.(I forgot to taking picture ; )

http://www.mo-an.com/cafe.html



This rainy season I want to visit Kokedera Temple, Word Heritage! I already reserved one day in June.
It is one of My ways to enjoy this season! To be continued......

Thanks Taiwan!

I went to Taiwan last week.

Actually I have never been interested in Taiwan before.



But I went there to see them.

I met many Taiwanese friends when I was in Australia.
So I went to Taiwan to see them.



It has been an awesome trip ever!
I really enjoyed seeing them and eating delicious food:)

And also it's close to Japan and everything is cheap there!





I will definitely go back there again!!!




Visiting Nara

I went to Nara to see beautiful wisteria at Kasuga Taisha.
The first thing that I did in Nara was to stop by Bolik Coffee 
which a friend of a friend works.
I always wanted to visit there and I finally could make it this time!
They make really good coffee, spacious inside, nice atmosphere and music.
 
I enjoyed talking to friends and having great coffee.
I spent too much time there and almost forgot about Kasuga Taisha.
When I got to Kasuga Taisha was 30 minutes before it closed.
Kasuga Taisha in this season is very famous for "Sunazuri wistaria"(wisteria trellis).
It is an old historical tree that is more than 700 years old with long hanging tassels that almost reach the ground, from which its name was derived.
The contrast of the light purple flowers with the vermilion of the main hall of the shrine evokes an elegant beauty.
 
 I was little late for the season but it was still beautiful and could see them all around.
I had a great time in Nara. If you have a  chance to visit Nara, try Bolik Coffee!