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!!

Morning stroll with disposable camera in Kyoto

Kyoto is always busy, you see full of tourists and travelers all the time.

Although I wanted to show you the other side of Kyoto, which is "Usual morning" how quiet and peaceful. I decided to go on a photo walk with my disposable camera.

delivery

youth is...

cool retro cafe

quiet park and chilling old guy

watering flowers before the kids get to school
found "lucky taxi"!

excited Shiba

people love to bike

cleaning the parking lot at Nijo castle

Nijo castle
my favorite coffee stand

morning catchup/gossip

gateball session

lovely color

cleaning by local volunteer

cool old barber
I know it's easy to take photo with smart phone, but I love the rusty colour tone of disposable camera! And Kyoto is very photogenic everywhere, so why don't you try it?

You can get the camera at camera shops, electronic shops or sometimes at convenience stores too!

Ladies Night ♡

Hi there ! It's Madi from Kyoto Hana Hostel !

A few days ago I caught up with my friends at Osaka for friend's farewell.
One of my friend is leaving Japan and move to Beijing for her job...
Good for her but sad for me :(
Anyway so I run to Osaka after work and spent really good time like I forgot about the time !!!
We could spent time just for few hours cause I needed to go back to Kyoto and one of my friend needed to go back to Hiroshima but it was definitely worth to unite :)



 

Best of luck to my friend :)


Peace Pagoda Hike near Hiroshima Station

Peace pagoda hike only took about 1.5 hour to go up and coming back down. It wasn't hard but I could see beautiful Hiroshima city from the top! It's worth going there and I recommend it!
You can see more information from here.
http://gethiroshima.com/features/peace-pagoda-hike/

Tea picking in Kyoto

Hello!This is Misaki from Osaka Hana Hostel.

Some of my Canadian friends told me that they would come to Japan this month so I took them to Osaka and Kyoto city.
They wonder why all foods are very cheap and tastes good Lol

One of my friend was asking me to go on a tour which is Hiking an Tea picking in Kyoto, I have no experience picking tea before so decided to go there with him.

Look this view! How beautiful this field!

Hiking was a little hard for me but a tour guide kept pace with me.
We had a break for a while, we tasted green tea which was the first 
picked tea of this year. So good!!


After the break, we picked tea and climbed down.
A tour guide gave us tea leaves tempura which were interesting, 
also tea tasting too.




I'll definitely come back this town soon! 



The season of fresh green

 Kyoto is famous for seasonal beauty (esp. cherry blossoms & autumn leaves), but now is one of the best season for sightseeing as well since you can enjoy fresh green at many places (and it's not a high season!).


(Zijo-in / also called 'bamboo temple')
(Chion-in)
(Kiyamachi-street/ Takase river)

Take a deep breath, and just relax. Kyoto will attract you more.

ASA ZOOOOO 🐎😸♥

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Hi, this is Shiori from J-hoppers Hiroshima.

Is everyone enjoying in Golden week?

I went to ASA Zoo last week :)

The zoo is filled with children. 
But I am sure I had more fun than children. 

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I often see this bird anywhere when I have been in Australia.
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Dancing elephant!

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IndividualsGroups
(30 or more)
Annual Passport
Adults
(18 and older)
¥510 ¥430 ¥1,540
Seniors
(65 and older)
¥170 ¥130 ¥510
High school students
and/ or those under 18
¥170 ¥130 ¥510

Cars ¥450 Parking spaces available for 1,200 vehicles.
Buses ¥1,380

Open Hours

9:00―16:30
(Entrance to zoo is until 16:00) 

Directions

By Public
Transportation
 
■From Hiroshima Station (Bus)
Exit Hiroshima St. from the South Exit and go down the stairs
Find animal photos on pillars as you walk the under-ground passage
Find the stairs toward Platform B
From the No.9 bus stop, take the Asahigaoka bound bus(Hiroshima Dentetsu Company)
Get off at the Dobutsu-koen(zoo) bus stop
    
   ■From the A-bomb Dome (Bus)
Take the bus bound for Asahigaoka from the Kamiya-cho stop
   and get off at Asa Dobutsu-koen (zoo). The bus stop is a 4-minute
   walk to the east of the A-bomb Dome. 50-minute ride.

MORE information please go to link below!
http://www.asazoo.jp/en/ 


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( He is taking a nap in everyone's way. he looks dead. lol)

If you have any opportunity , go to Zoo and see cute animals!