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.
flies! The summer will be over very soon. What I love most in this
summer are the memorable dancing nights in Gujo while it is the first
time for me to wear the cypress-made wooden clogs to dance for 6
hours on the streets!!
over 400 years, Gujo has been holding the dancing festivals in summer
from mid-July to early September. Overnight dancing, the highlight
of the festival, is held during Obon (from 13 to 16 August) every
year while locals and tourists from all over the world can meet at
Gujo and dance together. For all the dancing nights, the streets of
Gujo is filled with sound of clip-clopping wooden clogs and
traditional Gujo dance music. Can you imagine how amazing it is?
summer, I stayed 2 nights in Gujo areas to enjoy the lovely dance
festivals while I can rent the Japanese wooden clogs (Geta in
Japanese) to dance. For the last night, I had a chance to wear the
geta made by the local shop in Gujo-hachiman and it is the best clogs
I have ever worn in my life!!!
clogs made by the shop are all made by the Cypress in Gujo area while
it is strong enough to withstand 32 nights dancing in a row!! While
searching fro the website, all clogs are made by the owner for the
belief of connecting the culture, human and the forest. I am deeply
moved by his motive while making the good quality clogs in order to
preserve the local culture of Gujo!!! The lively sound of wooden
clogs are not only essential for dancing in the festival, but also
help preserving a traditional japanese culture.
buy a pair of geta and visit Gujo for dancing next year!!!
more information about the festival and clogs, please refer to the