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!!

Summer trip to Osaki-shimojima

I brought my friends to Osaki-shimojima where my parent were born and my grand parents live, for first time.

The island has beautiful mountains and sea so it is the best place to feel summer.

We had BBQ on beach, swam and fish etc...
We have done all of the summer things.

I'm so glad my friends had fun and loved the place.

I don't put any photo on this blog because I want you guys to go there and find how beautiful the island is.

See you next time.

Day trip to Miyama Village for cooling

Kimy from J-Stay

Wish you the best during the hot summer !
According to Japanese traditional calendar season of autumn started form this 7th August.
But Kyoto is still hot and has humidity a lot  like hell. :*)

This weekend I organized Miyama Village day trip tour with J-Stay guests.
From 10:00am I pick them up each house by my family car and then we went to Miyama.
There are 3 guest from France, South Africa and USA. I pick up them by myself.


It is the first time to drive to Miyama under traffic jam during Obon festival.
We took almost 2 hours no stop driving.
Reserved seats from 12:30. So we arrived almost on time.

Cafe Furuya http://furu-ya.com/
The owner from Kochi prefecture and start to open restaurant after renovation of her mother's house at Miyama.


Strawberry shaving ice 

Temperature is 24-30 degrees so it was much cooler than Kyoto city.
But Next to the restaurant there is river side. So we went to soak legs at river to feel nature cooling.
We found small crab, small fish and newt with red stomach.

 And then we visited Miyama Kamabuki No Sato Village (Small traditional house village)
We caught small frogs from rice field and got around.
The color contrast was so beautiful , blue sky, green rice field and some flowers and brown rooftop.

Catching frogs

Cafe Miran (which means beautiful eggs) They have good eggs and milk 
He is from corn field 



Let's Survive the Hot Summer

Konnichiwa from Hiroshima Hana Hostel. It's Kana here.
It's really hot and humid in Japan and it is killing me... How are you guys dealing with it?

To overcome this hotness, We try to eat salty stuff to avoid heat stroke.
Also we lose appetite during summer so we  tend to eat cold dishes.

So I made UMEBOSHI to consume salt, and made cucumber pickles to get an appetite!!

UMEBOSHI contains a lot of salt and took almost 1 year to make it.Stepping a lot of processes.


 Cucumber pickles took only 1 day to make it.
Boil the m in the hot water for few minutes and mixed up with seasonings and leave it in the fridge for over night. How simple it is!!!


If you have any particular stuff to overcome hot summer, please give me a tip!


The 3rd anniversary party in Qbeh!

We had a party for Q-beh's 3rd anniversary on June in Qbeh!
This is my first anniversary party because I joined Qbeh last July.
I was really happy to be here for such a commemorable day.

We made mini pizza with dumpling skins and our staff made us some super yummy dishes such as chinese style Gyoza, boiled peanuts, drum stick chicken and so on...
My stomach said "No more fooood..." but my hands didn't stop to bring yummy foods into my mouth. (and also alcohol)
And it was really nice opportunity to had a chat with people who visited here to celebrate us.

One month later, it was my 1st year anniversary in Q-beh.
I felt very quick but I got many things from this 1 year.
I didn't think that I could get used to this job because there were so many things to memorise and need to work my brain quick!
But, somehow, I am still working here and I think I got used to it.
Working in same place for a year is my first experience in my life so it has really big meaning to me.
And I believe that something inside me had a good change and my English improved a bit.

Thank you to everyone who help me and drink with me.
Thank you, thank you!