December 24, 2010

New year Fire Works!!!!

How will you celebrate your new year of 2011??

There is a great event in Takayama on the New Years Day 2011.

The fireworks are set off over the park.

Date: 2011. January, 1st
Time: 20:00pm
Place :Alps sky park (about 30min from J-Hoppers)

(Please see this blog)

December 16, 2010

Illumination with lanterns @Old Private Houses

The Old Private Houses are decorated with about lanterns.

17th( Fri ) - 22th (Wed )December



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December 6, 2010

Event:Local sake tasting”10th December 19:00~”

Hello ,I am Matsu from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama.

Have you tried Japanese sake?

Actually local sakes in Takayama are really famous.Some of sake makers just have made this year's sakes.So we are going to do sake tasting at a kitchen in  J-Hoppers Hida Takayama.

Event: "Local sake tasting at a kitchen J-Hoppers Hida Takayama "

Date: " 19:00~ 10th December"

Please come to stay at J-Hoppers Hida Takayama and get drunk !!

November 14, 2010

Beautiful snow mountain view★

It's getting colder in Takayama.

So you will see snow top of the mountain these days.

I think you can enjoy beautiful mountain view anytime

from the city if it will be fine.

But I think snow mountain is more beautiful than usual.

So I'll show you one of lookout today.

『Sky park』

You can see Northern Alps and Takayama city from the top.

How about relaxing time here?

You can go there by car or walk.

It takes about 10 min by car, 30 min by walk

from Takayama station.

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November 8, 2010

Kamiko-chi is going to be closed

Hi there,I am Matsu from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama.

It is getting cold in Takayama.It seems winter season will be coming soon.

As you might know,Kamiko-chi is going to be closed on 16h Nov.

So this week is last chance to go there for the year.

It will be open in middle of April next year.

Also there is Shin-hotaka Alps close to the Kamiko-chi.
You can visit there all year.

This area is 90minutes from Takayama by bus.
There are a lot of onsens you can take surrounded by amazing outdoor views

November 2, 2010

Rally Nippon 2010

"Rally Nippon 2010" is coming to Takayama !!

About 70 classic cars come round the history cultural heritages of Japan.
The rally is held four days 5th Nov. to 8th Nov.

They will come to Takayama on the 2nd day (6th of November)
Place: Sanmachi street (3 min walk from J-Hoppers)
Time: 11:30 to 14:00

URL for the Rally Nippon

October 31, 2010

Beauty spot of autumn color of leaves

Now is the best time to view autumn color of leaves.

You can enjoy it middle of October to middle of November.

★Hida Folk village

There is light up event 24 October- 15 November

( Saturday, Sunday and public holiday only)

★Hida Tosyogu

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★Kokubunji Temple

There is a giant ginkgo tree here.

It is estimated to be over 1200 years old.

★Shiroyama Park

★Kitayama Park

★Tenshoji Temple

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October 17, 2010

Festival for the culture and industrials in Takayama

Takayama is famous for the wood crafting.

There is a festival for the culture and industrial in Takayama.

You can see a beautiful furniture and wood crafts.
Also , you can make an music box by yourself.

Date : 29th/30th/31st October 2010
Place : Hida Earth Wisdom Center.
How to get to there: By bus (from the Takayama bus terminal 200yen one way.)

October 2, 2010

Main entrance door was just renovated.

Hi there ,I am Matsu from J-hoppers Hida Takayama.

Recently we had the main door renovated.

The last door was slide door. So when the door was opend, all the warm air inside got cold .

Also the door made some squeaking noises.

This is the photo of new door as below

The width of the door is wide enough that backpackers have easy access to come through with carrying large luggage

I hope evryone will like the door.

September 30, 2010

Takayama Festival (Hachiman Festival)

We have big festival spring and Autumn in Takayama.

The autumn festival is also known as Hachiman Festival.

The spring and autumn festivals have similar attracting

and schedules.

Each festival features its own set of about dozen

festival floats.(Yatai)

Display of festival floats:

9th Oct : 9 am〜4 pm

10th Oct: 9 am 〜4 pm

Karakuri Performance:

9th Oct : 12 pm & 3 pm

10th Oct: 11 am-1 pm

Mikoshi Procession:

9th Oct : 1pm〜

10th Oct: 8:30 am〜, 1:30 pm 〜(starts from Otabisyo)

Evening festival:

9th Oct: 6 pm- 9pm

Yatai parade:

9th: 1pm〜

September 26, 2010

Autumn Illumination in Hida Takayama

It's getting cold as days go by.
The season for autumn leaves will started at the beginning of October.
This year, we had extremely hot summer. But it will be largely unaffected
Changes in temperature and light affect the color of leaves.

Takayama has many good spots for viewing autumn leaves, such as Nakabashi-bridge, Kokubunji-temple, Higashiyama walking course and Enako river.
Some of these spots will be illuminated from beginning-October to early November to allow evening viewing of the trees.
For example, the Nakabashi Bridge is illuminated soon after dark to create a fantastic view of the surrounding area.

Place: Nakabashi Bridge and nearby area 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Along the Enako river

September 10, 2010

2010 Hida food festival in Autmn

2010 Hida food festival in Autmn

11th and 12th Sep (9:00~16:00)

Place:Honmachi-street(3minutes walk from J-hoppers)

There is a food festival at Honmachi-street) on 11th and 12th Sep.
You can not only enjoy local food such as Hida beef,hoba miso,grilled river fish,mitarashi dango but also local foods from Toyama prefecture and Fukui prefecture!!.

Please check it out!!

August 28, 2010

Lifestyle and Furniture Festival in TAKAYAMA

Lifestyle and Furniture Festival in TAKAYAMA

Date: 2010 September 1st (Wed) --5th(Sun)
Place: Hida Earth Wisdom Center
How to get: Free shuttle buss from JR Takayama station.


※September 1st , 2nd, 3rd , there is a bus at 13:20

Entry fee: Free

Takayama, a city with rich history, preserving the streets from the Edo period. Hida is a "country of forests," with deep relationships with trees from the ancient times. Through life coexisting with nature, culture of woodcraft is born and the culture has been kept and polished by the carpenters and craftsmen to date. With the tradition rooted in the culture, the skills reproduce the warmth of wood in our life. Such are the furniture and crafts from Hida. We find skills and design built into them, which would fly with potentials to every corners of the world.

August 13, 2010

Jumble market

Garakuta Fair (Jumble market)

An antique fair started in 1982. Held on the first Sunday of the month from April to October. The streets are temporarily closed to vehicles (called “pedestrians’ paradise”) and over 20 art dealers have stalls on the street. You will enjoy looking at olden daily-life utensils while strolling down the street.

Event is on every first Sunday.
Open hours is form 9am to 5pm
Next event is held on 5th of September.

Access 3minutes walk from J-hoppers

The bon holiday Event 2010

The bon holiday is a Buddhist festival to recognize ancestral spirits.

A lot of people take days off and there are many events during this period.

★Takayama Jinya Night Market (11th-13th)


★Hida Falk Village Light up (13th-15th)

18:30-21:00 Fare 300yen

★Fireworks@Hida Furukawa (15th)

18:00~Market and Live

@Chiyono matsubara park

It takes about 15 min Takayama to Furukawa (230 yen by JR)


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July 26, 2010

Hand Holding FireWorks.

On the 9th of August, there is a fireworks event in Takayama.

It called "Tedutsu Hanabi" (Hand holding fireworks).
Tedutu Hanabi is fireworks that pack gunpowder into one-meter bamboo tube, and do while holding it by the person. Tesutsu fireworks are fireworks of not the launch type but the blowing up type, and when it is large, the pillar of fire becomes as much as ten-odd meters.

This event also for the ceremony to drive away evil spirits.
Let's go to see this and get a good luck.

July 24, 2010

Sumo Wrestlers's Camp & Dosukoi Festival @ Hida Asahi village

Have you seen Sumo Wrestler?

You have chance to see Sumo Wrestlers's Camp

on 29 and 30 July
at the roadside station

of Hida Asahi villege.

You can feel free to see their sumo practice

between 8am-10am.

And there will be a festival on 31 July.

★Dosukoi Festival★


You can see their sumo practice




Traditional Dance and Fireworks(20:00~)

The roadside station of Hida Asahi villege.

Nohi Bus: For Takane

You need to get off Asahi shisyo mae and walk 3 min.

Oneway: 880 yen by bus from Takayama station.

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July 15, 2010

Takayama Fireworks event!!

Takayama Fireworks event!!

It is going to be 52th fireworks event in Takayama.We have this once a year.So you can't miss it!!
There are so mamy types of firework such as Niagara Falls,Melody firework....etc.

There is fireworks event held at miyagawa river.
· date :2010年7月28日(Wed)
· time:19:30~20:30
· how many fireworks:about 2000 fireworks
· place:miyagawa river (5minutes walk from J-hoppers)

June 24, 2010

Memories of the Trip

The rainy season has started in Hida Takayama.

I was looking for something to do when its raining.

I found a place where you can make a memories of your Takayama trip.

Hida Takayama Memory Revival Hall (Hida Omoide Taiken-kan)
This place is near the Hida Folk Village.

You can make ......

Sarubobo (Takayama's traditional lucky charm)

Wood houndstooth check cell phone strap


Hu-rin (wind-chime made of glass)


My favorite work is making a
cracker made from glutinous rice

There are five kiln for the rice cracker grilling.
When the raw material of a thin rice cracker of about seven centimeters in the diameter is burnt, it becomes about three times size.
The taste of the warm rice cracker that is different from shops.
There are soy source taste and salt taste.

*Distance from J-Hoppers
Bus/Car : 10min (200yen one way)
Walk : 20 to 30 min
Bicycle : 15 to 25 min

10:00 to 16:00

Close ... Thursday (except school holiday,
consecutive holidays)

Are you enjoying the world cup game?

On 26th, the final round of the world cup will begin!!

Of course, you can watch it at J-hoppers TV room.

But it's like a festival that is held once every four years!

I think we need to have lots of fun if you like it or not:)

So I sometimes go to sports bar to watch it.

Big Screen TV:

Inside of the bar:

Enjoy the world cup!!!!!!!!!!!

Public BOLS house


Suehiro Building 2F

72-1 Suehiro Takayama City Gifu



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June 8, 2010

Foot bath

Have you known about foot bath?If you go to Onsen areas,you you could also see foot bath.

Takayama came to be known as hot spring city in the pase ten years.

There are 2 foot baths for free in Takayama.

Let me tell you about those ones.

Sakura no Foot bath(5minutes from J-hoppers)
Open 7:00~22:00

Hanasato no Foot bath(3minutes from J-hoppers)

May 28, 2010

Would you like Japanese Sweets?

I think one of the pleasures of traveling will be having local foods.

Today, I'm going to show you lovely cafe in Takayama.

It is called ”Fukyu-an", and it is located at Shimo ichi no-machi area.

They have some Japanese sweets.


Green tea with seasonal sweets

Fukyu-an Parfait

And they have own Japannish courtyard in the cafe :)

Here is the seats with to-die-for views!!

Japanese style Tatami Seat:)

"Sabou Fukyu-an"

Address:17, shimo ichi no-machi, Takayama
Open :10:00~17:00
Closed :Tuesday


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