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!!

Found my best GANSU!! Beer stolen by deer...(T_T)

I have been living in Hiroshima for 1 and a half year.
Finally I found my best GANSU at Miyajima.
It was my first time to eat such a thick and fresh deep fried from the fryer.
I ate it with nice beer but it was stolen by deer (T_T).
The deer drank beer.

Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in Hokkaido??

Hello! This is Misaki from Osaka Hana Hostel.

About a week ago, I went to Hokkaido by myself!

It was my third times to do solo travel. My first time was in Taiwan,
I was a bit scary but everything was perfect like people are nice, food is delicious and affordable I didn't really spend much money out there.
Anyhow I wanted to do it again😝

The reason why I choose Hokkaido is one day one of a guest who stayed at Osaka Hana he only knew big cities in Japan, he asked me where else should I go?
then I suggested him Hokkaido. Although I've been there only once,
I enjoyed a lot and liked the nature so much so I told him everything that I know and after that he made me feel I want to visit Hokkaido again,
And I just decided to go!!LOL

I stayed there for 2 nights 3 days, I visited Sapporo, Otaru and Biei.
The weather was chilly around 20 degree which is completely different from
Kansai area. I regretted that I didn't bring my jacket...
All these places are just amazing especially food!!! Incredibly good👌
Here are some photos that I took in Hokkaido. 



I fed sunflower seed to squirrel:))



A famous pond in Biei(Aoi ike)

Shikisaino oka


Last day sea kayaking in Otaru


Even though I went there by myself,  I didn't really feel lonely because I met lovely people at hotel where I stayed at. Drinking together was one of the best memory:)

Just satisfied


Hello, this is Shiori from J-hoppers Hiroshima.

It's been SOOOO HOT since July. I love summer but it is too much 😂I'm gonna melt.
Please be careful heatstroke, everyone.

By the way, I recently made big purchase.

I've been interested in Camping. It is like one of my dream.

Actually I've never go to the camp in my life.
So I asked staff at J-hoppers to get some advice.

It sounds so much fun. So I set my mind on buying many tools!

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Do I need anything else? I am ready to go anywhere anytime.

I got carried away to spend my money and I was so excited,
but when I came to,  I do not have any plan to go to camp at the moment.

And I do not want to open boxes and set up tent now.😑😑😑
It is too hot outside. I lost motivation.

It will be next season they see the light of the day.

not too late to enjoy Gion Festival even after the floats procession

Have you already been to Gion festival? It's one of the most traditional & biggest festival in Japan. Floats procession, one of the highlight of the festival, has finished, but do not worry there are still some rituals happen!

25th: Kyogen (traditional Japanese comic theater) performance @ Yasaka shrine
28th: Mikoshi (portable shrine) purification @ Yasaka shrine ~ Kamo river
31st: Purification ceremony @Yasaka shrine

 Extremely hot days continue, please stay hydrated and enjoy sightseeing :)

Pictures: Floats at night time on the other day


The Best Mountain Retreat Between Kyoto/Osaka and Tokyo!!!

After the heavy rain in begging of July we are now having really hot days.
It makes more harder to work for rescue and disaster recovery in the area affected by heavy rain. I hope temperature get cooler as soon as possible...!! Please!!!

I would like you to show some pictures to make you cool.

←This photo is taken on the Mt. Norikura (Daikokudake : elevation 2,772m high) in the end of May. 
Even in summer you can see some snow on the mountain and people enjoy skiing in summer!


On the Mt. Norikura, you can also enjoy hiking in the cool air (The average temperature of Mt. Norikura is between 11 and 16 °C) . Lots of alpine flowers make you happy and smile :)

Dicentra peregrina is one of my favorite
alpine flowers. They are really gorgeous. 
 ←This photo is taken on the base of Mt. Norikura (elevation about 1,500m high).
Mt. Norikura with snow and waterfall (Zengoro waterfall) look really beautiful in the deep forest. 
If you get closer to the waterfall you can feel lots of negative ion and heal you well. 







I hope these pictures make you feel cooler....

We organize a bus tour to Mt.Norikura and Norikura kogen (base of the Mt. Norikura) from Takayama! 
Please join our tour if you would like to escape from the heat! 
For more information please visit our website!
http://tour.j-hoppers.com/norikura_kogen_tour.html

J-Hop Tour
tour@j-hoppers.com
+81-577-62-9545

Beach Gains and Beer Garden

Hey, this is Shiz from J-Hoppers Hiroshima.

It's melting HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!
I love this weather! I love summer!!

The other day I hit the beach in Yamaguchi pref called Yu beach.
Water is pretty clear and shallow. There are shops selling food and ice cream.

Because I'm so into training at the gym, our group brought rings and a kettle bell to the beach lol.
We hung the rings with ropes on a tree and did some pull ups and did kettle bell throwing competition. Oh it was hard.
And of course we enjoyed the water and the sun.





After the beach, we headed back to Hiroshima town and went to Beer Garden where you can do all you can eat and drink for max 6 hours!!
It's only 3000yen and you can enjoy tons of food and drinks.
This is one of the ways to survive and enjoy melting hot summer in Japan!!

Weekend gateway in Ise-Shima

I love road trips.
Just drive and stop by wherever, listen to everyone's favorite music and talk about everything and nothing.

This time we visited Mie which was so much closer than we thought, but just didn't think about it before as a big destination.
The first stop was Tsu city, capital of Mie. We had a night stroll to find a place to watch some World cup games, and we found this cute little street called Lantern street - with some bars, karaoke bar an some sketchy places.




We explored a bit more of Tsu next day, had a breakfast at the harbor, checked some craft shops in the town.







And tried this weird/fun/delicious thing in Matsusaka city which is well-known for its local brand beef.


Yes. Conveyor belt BBQ. Oh Japan.

Then we decided to drive up to north to see the lighthouse in Daiou. Please pay a visit if you are a cat lover.



And arrived at the camp site that we reserved a cottage! It's called Ise-Shima Evergrades.







JUST SO RELAXING. Being in nature, grill some fresh local stuff on the bbq grill, see the sunset and stars, hammock, silence. I'll definitely come back here for some other quality time!