Budget bus tour to Shirakawa-go from Takayama. Shirakawa-go ( Site with traditional thatched roof houses. ) is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will take you back to the Japanese good old days.
Just 5 min walk from JR Kyoto Sta. Still quite new hostel opened in 2010. Bus terminal and bus stops are quite close, and very convenient. Japanese style private rooms are mostly ensuite type. Roomy and spacious dorm bed make yourself at home in.
Located right in the middle of downtown "Shinsaiashi". Walkable to Dotonbori and Nama. Roomy dorm bed is super comfortable. Both a spacious JPN style living and a western style living room are cozy and relaxative.
Just 3 min walk from JR Hiroshima Sta. and 5 min walk to Baseball Stadium. A traditional Japanese style tatami room or a familiar western style bedroom is selective. Also 3 or 4 beds private rooms for a family and 4 or 5 beds dorm rooms are highly worthwhile.
2 min walk to Hakata Downtown "Nakasu", The transportation hub of the Kyushu region accessible by Shinkansen, plane and ferry. Western style or Japanese style private room is selective. Roomy and spacious dorm bed make yourself at home in.
Just 3 minutes walk from JR Takayama Sta. Many historical houses and craftman's workshops nearby. You can also go to other sights and do some activities such as Shirakawago, hot springs, hiking, ski sports with beautiful nature scenary
8 minute walk from JR Kyoto Sta. Many tourist sights nearby such as Toji Temple or Fushimi-Inari Shrine. Fully renovated in 2011. Cozy and spacious living & kitchen are quite comfortable. Roomy and spacious dorm bed make yourself at home in.
Just about 15 min walk to JR Osaka Sta, which has extensive travel links to everywhere such as Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji and Koyasan. It takes about 1 hour to Kansai Airpot. The hostel is located in the quiet shopping street with many restaurantes and bars.
Just 3 min to Peace Memorial Park. 40 min by tram to Miyajima. The builing used to be a Japanese style Ryokan and most guest rooms are Japanese style with tatami matts, which was fully renovated in 2011. Local Hiroshima staffs advise you about the sights except for 2 World Heritages.
In June, I visited the Yotaka Festival
that has been running over 300 years in Tonami, Toyama prefecture.It is held on Friday and Saturday of the
second week in June every year.This
year, the festival was held on 10 and 11 June, 2016.We find this festival extremely impressive with the dazzling
lanterns floats and the collision of the floats.
There are 15 big floats and 5 small
floats representing the different parts of Tonami in the festival.All floats are decorated with colourful
lanterns marked with their names.However, the main attraction is not the beauty of the lanterns but the
collision of two lanterns to express members’ courage and bravery towards the
opposing floats.The collision started
from 8:30 p.m. as the streets were packed with people standing to wait to the
see the ‘main theme’ of
the night. Every time, we heard each team shouting loudily ‘Iyaiyasha’ several
times before collision.This brought
them energy and team spirits and we could feel the same as audience.
It is the first time for us to experience
the passion of the locals presenting their own culture via the festivals.It is definitely an exiting and interesting
festival that you cannot miss if you visit Toyama prefecture in June!!
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