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!!

3 days in Nagano

Since living in Takayama, I am always looking for plateau for easy hiking. Chances came to me last month as my sister came to visit me and would like to explore new hiking routes with me. Fortunately, my friend can get the day off to drive us for the trip. It is around 3 hours drive from Takayama to Matsumoto via Naraijuku (奈良井宿). Narajuku is famous for the old streets and soba (buckwheat) noodles. We enjoyed a nice lunch there and then continue to our first destination Hachibuse Yama(鉢伏山) in our journey. The weather is perfect that we are able to see the beautiful Lake Suwa clearly. The color of the plants, flowers, grass and the sky create a wonderful contrast which we could never forget it. After that, we checked in at our guesthouse and drove to a close-by Asama onsen (浅間温泉) before dinner. We are lucky to be able to join the morning event in the guesthouse to buying fresh pastries from the local bakery in Matsumoto :) 







The day after, we headed to Utsukushigahara (美ヶ原)plateau for hiking. Unfortunately, we do not have the luck of the weather, it was super cold, windy and foggy on top of the mountain. It was only 8 degree Celsius. We walked about 1.5 hour to the top and quickly drove back to our ryokan for dinner and hotspring. It is one of the best ryokan that I like the most with high quality meals and especially the free upgrade of newly-built spacious private onsen.


On the last day, we went to Azumino Wasabi farm and a cafe in the forest. Growing wasabi needs fresh and clean water which Nagano has the perfect environment of that. Would you like to try the fresh wasabi? The farm is scenic where you can also try wasabi ice cream and croquette. Don’t miss the cafe in the forest as it is a drive of 20 minutes from Wasabi farm. It is a cafe without cashier that you can decide the price of the drink and pay in the little box!!! 


Nagano is a place with lot of nature, delicious food and natural hot spring!!! Please visit it if you would like to escape from the big cities!! 

 




☆☆☆ Japanese Summer recreation ☆☆☆


Hello !!
I am Mayu from J-Hoppers Hiroshima(´▽`)
How are you? It's getting fierce heat here.
 

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What do you do in Summer in your country ?

In Japan, There are so many recreation.
You can enjoy some summer festival  all over Japan
in this season.

Now a days that's having with fireworks!!
And also many opening shop on street.
They Offer you a meal,snack, drink and so on.


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And other thing is The Beer garden.
Have you tried it?
 That's almost Japanese own culture I think.
Do you know about it?

It's usually on the roof top of some department store
or restaurant.
You need to pay only about 3000yen for female.
about 4000yen for male.

And then you can take any food and drink
during their opening hours.

 
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They serves many kind of food.
They are so nice and good atmosphere!!!


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If you don't have an experience to go to the Beer garden,
You should go there and drink as much as you can!!!!
You can also make a good friend with
some beer !!!

 

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  If you feel too hot and be thirsty,
We have a nice desert for Summer.
We call that Kakigori.

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It's made from ice. We put some kind of syrup,
fruits, end so on.
It's very refreshing and good for Summer!!

We have so many  recreation on this season.
Please enjoy Japanese Summer with us!!!!



                               
 


   

 

 


       
                             

Our New Night Duty Staff NATSUMI

Hello. This is Shoko from Osaka Hana Hostel.

I would like to introduce our new night duty staff Natsumi, today.




Name: Natsumi

Home town: Osaka

Age: 25

Like: Prayingmantice
It it because he/she suddenly appears in front of me both when I feel sad and happy. I can blow clear my cobwebs away when I see him/her.

Message from Natsumi:
Hello. I'm new night duty staff Natsumi.
I often stay in the common area on the 2nd floor.
Feel free to talk to me because I want to make friends from all over the country.
Thank you!!





And, these golden fish are natsumi's pet.














They also moved here last week.

It is good to watch something alive, isn't it ?





Natsumi is blight and friendly girl :)

We all already love her so much.

Please say hi to her when you come our hostel.





AKAKARA


Hi there, this is Shiori from J-hoppers Hiroshima.


When it becomes summer, I occasionally have a craving for spicy food.


I was curious about AKAKARA whenever I pass by this restaurant.

クリックすると新しいウィンドウで開きます

Finally I got chance to go there yesterday.

It all started when I stayed with my family and my bf in my house yesterday.

we were arguing with DINNER.

Every time someone says what you want to eat, someone says ''NO''

French, Italian, Chinese, Sushi, BBQ, OKONOMIYAKI, ...

How to put our heads together!!!???

Then, my request was accepted by everyone since my sister gave in. hehe


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It was tasty and this is what I wanted to eat yesterday.

Specially, Cheese risotto after eating hot pot is so good.
(my favorite food is cheese)

〆はチーズリゾットがオススメ♪

If you have chance, please try to eat spicy food in Japan.

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 AKAKARA (赤から)
TEL: 0829-20-4129 
 1-3-37 sumiyoshi Hataichi city, Hiroshima

Open hour : 17:00-1:00 (L.O. 0:00)

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PEACE TATTOO


Hey, this is Shiz from J Hoppers Hiroshima.
I've been thinking about this for 2years and I think I'm gonna get one this year, Peace Tattoo! It's kinda annual tatoo event in Hiroshima in August, based on the A Bomb memorial day.
The tattoo artists are working as a charity to spread peace around the world and they offer the chance to have this tattoo based on a folded paper crane. Paper cranes come originally from the ancient Japanese tradition of origami, paper folding but today they are known as a symbol of peace.

And every year for 2 days in August, there is a chance to get this peace tatoo.
The price is 3000yen and this will be donated to the Hiroshima city foundation for the preservation and promotion of the A Bomb Dome.

I was born and grew up in Hiroshima and I love my city.
Hiroshima is a really beautiful city. I love it when I look at it from this angle here.lol
 
  The tattoo artists are giving this peace tattoo chance to about 1000 people and I'm hoping to get one this year:)