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

Home party at New Sharehouse, Kagura Oka House

This is Kimy from J-Stay. 

Today is Winter solstice according to Wikipedia. 

Winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice. From Wekipedia

So in Japan we eat pumpkins which contains Vitamins and Carotene to avoid catching cold. And as another custom  it is better to have a bath with Japanese citrus (YUZU YU) because it is making us feel warm. 

Please keep warm and have a happy Christmas day! 


This year we opened two sharehouses. 

Kagura Oka is the old name of Mt. Yoshida. It is one of the natural landforms in Kyoto that is believed to protect the city from bad luck from the "demon's gate".


This house was opened from the end of October. Our target of guests are student from Kyoto University. But it was surprising for us to have guests from different universities and tourists.
We had have 7 guest so far from HongKong, Belgium, Taiwan, Hiroshima, Tokyo. We have good comments about this house. 
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I heard from one of the guests that they usually have night parties with two guests play like DJ's using a mobile app. So last December 19, I organized a pot luck party for all of our guests.

I used to organize party when new sharehouse is open. So this time I really love cooking. 
Menu was  showen below.
#Pattai thai fried vegetable and chicken rice noodle. 
#Potato & Brocoli salad, 
#Grilled Chicken. 
#Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken and onion with Japanese basil  Yum YUMY!!
Bill board in Kitchen 
We started from 8PM. And my request was dancing with music by DR LLS and STV who live in there. We really enjoyed dancing drinking, eating and having good conversation with DJ. 

Full body of red wine was gone during 1 hour!!!
Started drinking without waiting them :P

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