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!!

Big fish

Hello, this is shige from Jstay.

Kyoto is getting hot, day by day. it is like summer day.
I need prepare the summer clothes.
Did you already buy new summer clothes ?


Last my day off, I spent good time. I went to fishing to Lake Biwa.
Lake Biwa is the most famous place of bass fishing.
I usually play it.
Last time was competition with my friends.

And weather was not bad. not hot,no rain and no wind.





 

We caught many basses on that day.
One of my friend got really big one.!!

My last Blog...


Hello.This is Hiro from J-Hoppers Hiroshima.

Today is my last day at work..

First of all, thank you very very much for all our guests!!!
I spent precious time with you while working here.
I am sincerely grateful that I could meet you!!


And
To my dear colleagues,
Thank you sooo much for your great support over the past few years.
It was an honor to work with you all!!!



WE WILL MISS YOU DANNY・・・


This is the last day for Danny who is my colleague:(

We are working together more than three  years.

We had an experience a lot in here.

She's got married and has to got to Chiba prefecture.

So,She is going to leave a job today・・・


We will miss you a lot Danny-------------------!!!!!!

But, It's a start in life for her happiness.

   

We wish that your life is going filled with happiness!!

Good luck for your new days and see you again 

in the near future.

You are always welcome:)


 


Scorn Scorn Scorn!!!!

This is Kimy from J-Stay.

After crazy month, April for J-Stay because new school season begin from this month
I have appreciation for normal daily life.

To keep my motivation in my ordinary day I used to make small goals to reach easily
This time was the following things.

ONE: Go hiking.

TWO Learn Baking scorn from my friend.

During GW we went to hiking to my favorite place with greenery season with my friend.
Next was baking scorn. .




I booked her lesson an half of month ago .Yesterday I had it finally. 

Easy scorn recipe
150g Flour (mix a half of strong flour and plain flour)
Baking power 3g
150ml of Milk 
40g Butter 

1) Measure Flour  and put into in bowl with Baking power.



2) Measure sugar, milk and Butter (cut as small cube)

3) Bowl with flour and baking powder put Butter and cut small as much as possible and mix with flour like 

(Tip mix quickly because butter is melting easily. )

4) Put sugar and milk and mix quickly. At the same time Heat oven around 220degree




5) Put dusting flour on board Extend base of scorn on it with rolling pin and fold base three times for having two layers.

6) Make circle with cup up side down instead cake type

7) Put them oven bake 220gree for 15 minutes




Dada!!!




Next goal will be make crispy and soft inside scorn by myself!


Enjoy your early summer! 

End

Ochobo inari shirine

I went to Ochobo inari shirine in Gifu.

It is one of famous shirines for business and merchants and manufacturers .





Inari was seen as the patron of business, and merchants and manufacturers have traditionally worshipped Inari.


Foxes (Kitsune), regarded as the messengers, are often found in Inari shrines.
Foxes is said to like Age( deep fried Tofu)

It is unique that we donate Age to the shrine  in stead of money.


You buy Age

You donate age to the shrine

Dote ni and deep fried pork are famouse there


Hanbey


 Hi, there:) This is Shiori from J-Hoppers hiroshima guest house.

I recently went to izakaya which is called Hakuri Tabai Hanbey.

Enjoyed the atmosphere which is a retro themed.

I felt like I had stepped back in time to the 30’s in japan.



And food is good and cheap. Specially I like "kinako agepan". a deep fried bun sprinkled with roasted soybean flour. 
It reminds me of school lunch as a first grader. 


If you have any chance to go there,  please try it:)
Hanbey has branches all over Japan.



  

Hakuri Tabai Hanbey  薄利多売半兵ヱ.
Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku,Fukuromachi,1-33

Sun-Thu 17:00~0:00
Fri.Sat.Day before Holiday 17:00~1:00

                                        








Thank you my lovely guests

Recently, I got a mail from a couple of guests who stayed with Q-beh in April.
They wrote me a long letter with their photos to say how they enjoyed their trip in Japan and their stays in Q-beh.

I could not describe how happy I was when getting their mail.
To be a reception staff, I support to be always showing my smile to guests no matter how my mood is.
Sometimes it is hard.
When getting the mail, I felt like...suddenly understood that why I keep showing my true heart to guests.
It is because sometimes I will be treated with true hearts from lovely guys, too.
It happens rarely, but just that is enough for me.


My favorite place in Kyoto :)

Hi there !

This is Madi from Q-beh.


Today I am introducing one of my favorite place in Kyoto.
It is Starbucks on Sanjo bridge.

Among Starbucks stores in Japan, this is the only one store that has the balcony.
This balcony opens only from May to September which is Japanese summer season
and it is built by the river which is called Kamo river.


I really like to grab a seat at this balcony area and have a coffee, feel breeze and see sunset.
Especially sunset from this position is just beautiful when the weather is really good.



 I am so happy now cause I can go there as many as I want until September :)
Yeppppy ヾ(≧▽≦)ノ


Madi

Farewell Party for Nao, Mio and Sato-san

Hello : )
This is Haru from Osaka Hana Hostel !!

A receptionist Nao(Kan chan) and a free accommodation staff Mio, also a cleaner staff Sato-san leave Osaka Hana Hostel with positive reasons on April.

We have already missed them,
but we are sure to see them again someday somewhere : )





Thank you so much Kan chan, Mio chan and Sato san!!!!
Wishing you all the best for the future : )))))
 
With my love XXX

Haru


Japanese cooking class


As referred from my friend, I joined a Japanese cooking class in Hida Kokufu in early May.  Hida Kokufu is a small town about 12 minutes train ride from Takayama.  It is a new class that we are the third group to learn the home cooking in the local family.  The teacher used to be a chef in prestigious restaurants in Osaka.  We are picked up from the station to the teacher’s home to have half day Japanese cooking class.  It is an interesting experience for us to visit local’s home and learn authentic Japanese cooking.  At the moment, the class is conducted in Japanese only.  Therefore, except learning, I am also an interpreter that day.

We were told that after cooking, we would have the meal together as our lunch.  Teacher picked the fresh wild vegetables, seafood and fish for our lessons.  During the class, we learnt the techniques to make crispy tempura of wild vegetables(山菜), taste rice(炊き込みごはん), grill yellowtail (焼きぶり), miso soup etc.  The use of knife is also important in preparation.  We tried to cook by ourselves at some point.  Finally, we had a fruitful and delicious meal.  After the meal, we went to the farm of the teacher.  They are growing the vegetables in the farm near to their house and later the students of the cooking class can go to the farm to harvest too.  Let’s learn cooking together next time!







Hostel Near Universal Studios Japan in Osaka

If you look for cheap hotels close to Universal Studios Japan, why don't you stay in our 10th hostel "J-Hoppers Osaka Universal"? 


We are is located in an idyllic location for those who visit Universal Studios Japan (USJ). It is about 15 min walk to USJ and just 1 stop from the nearest JR station Ajikawaguchi to Universal City Sta. You can also go to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan by river ferry.


Dormiroty room gives you more space and privacy. Each bed is divided by walls. You'll feel like you are in your small private room.This is the female dorm room.



Private rooms are ideal for families and groups. The maximum 4 sets of futon can be prepared in the room.


Please make yourself comfortable at spacious lounge after a long walk in USJ.


Meals won't be served but we provide green tea, black tea and coffee for free.


We all look forward to your visit ^^v