December 26, 2011

Shinhotaka Ropeway.

One of nice place in Winter around Takayama is Shinhotaka Rope way.

The Shinhotaka Ropeway is the largest of its kind in Asia, and riding the gondola up to an elevation of 2,200 meters, you are greeted by a grand panoramic view from the observation platform at Nishi-Hotaka Station.

In the winter, you can enjoy snow wall , hiking, and hot spring.

If you would like to go to Shinhotaka ,there is good combination ticket.
" Okuhida Marugoto Value Kippu"

December 9, 2011

Shirakawa-go light-up schedule

Hi,this is Matsu from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama

Shirakawago will be lit up for winter on these days below.

* 21st Jan. (Sat)
*28th Jan. (Sat)
* 4th Feb (Sat)
* 5th Feb. (Sun)
* 11th Feb. (Sat)
* 12th Feb. (Sun)
* 18th Feb. (Sat)

Nohi bus company will organize a tour for the light-up.

Time schedule for the tour

Takayama bus center ・・・・・・・Shirakawago・・・・・・・・・・・・Takayama bus center
16:15 ................................17:05~19:15 ......................20:05

Nohi Bus company

TEL0577-32-1688  (9:00~18:00)

You can make a reservation for the bus from 1 month before your departure'sday

This tour is so popular that I recommend you to book as soon as possible.

Bus Fare:Adult 4300yen
:Child 2150yen

December 5, 2011

Vegetarian restaurant information:)

I met many vegetarian guests here.

So I put together a list of vegetarian restaurant.

1.Little Bear Cafe: Brown rice, Roll-up sand menu

2.Rakuda cafe: Roll-up sand, Tacos and Curry menu

3.Myogaya: Veggie plate include veggie meat

4.Yurakuan: Tofu and Miso menu

5.Cafe Flore: Reservation only

6.CENTER4 HAMBURGERS: Veggie Burger and Veggie sand

MAP LINK,137.253828&spn=0.050743,0.06712&source=gplus-ogsb

November 30, 2011

Winter Light Up at Hida Folk Village.

Hida Folk Village Winter Illumination.


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Hida Falk Village (Hida no Sato)

10min by bus or 30-40min by walk from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guest House.


300 yen


23rd,24th and 25th December 2011

14th January to 29th February 2012

From 17:30 till 21:00

November 16, 2011

Would you like to try local dishes?

I'd like you to introduce the new local dishes restaurant in Takayama.

It is set menu style and you can have free rice refills.

Here are the names of the dishes.

Tsukemono steak ⇒ "pickle with omelette" 700yen
Hoba miso ⇒ "Dipping miso with some vegetable" 600yen
Tofu steak ⇒ "Grilled Tofu" 700yen
Keichan ⇒ "Chicken BBQ, Miso taste" 800yen
Hida Beef⇒ It is local brand beef around here. 1000yen

You also can have some local sake and beer:)


Closed on Mondays

Lunch time 11am-2pm
Dinner time 5pm-12am

Big Map

November 1, 2011

Shirahone Onsen(white colored onsen)

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

I went to Shirahone onesen which is located at the bottom of Mt Norikura


The Onsen is known for white colored and hidden onsen.

Shirahone Onsen

It is said that it attracts many visitors for a day-trip.
There are about 8 ryokans that allows you to take their own onsen.I bathed in two of the onsesn.Also some of the onsens are mixed onsen.

I enjoyed the onsens with autumn colored leaves.

Access 90minutes from Takayama by car.

October 26, 2011

Takayama Neighborhood Map!!

We have just renewed Takayama Neighborhood Map!!

You can get it at the reception desk.

We hope you enjoy Takayama town!!

October 16, 2011

Light-up at Hida folk village

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

The season of autumn leaves finally started at the middle of October.

I think it will be the best time to view autumn color of leaves in 10days.

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

★Hida Folk village ★

Duration:22nd October~13th November(only Friday,Saturday and Sunday)

Light-up Time:17:30~21:00

Access:30minutes from J-Hoppers on foot
10minutes by sarubobo bus

Fare:Adult 300yen
Child 100yen

October 2, 2011

Shirakawa-go Light Up in the snow!

Hello, this is PAPI from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guest House.

The schedule of Shirakawa-go Light Up in this winner has fixed.

* 21st Jan. (Sat)
*28th Jan. (Sat)
* 4th Feb (Sat)
* 5th Feb. (Sun)
* 11th Feb. (Sat)
* 12th Feb. (Sun)
* 18th Feb. (Sat)

If you would like to go, please bring warm jacket!

September 12, 2011

Rice harvest and Mochi pounding @ Hida folk village

It is the season for harvesting rice at Hida Folk village.

There is a performance, Mochi pounding.

Date: 18. September

Time: 10:00-12:00
9:00-Mochi pounding

Place: Hida Folk village
It takes about 10min from Takayama Bus terminal by Sarubobo bus


September 3, 2011

2900yen !!Takayama-Kyoto.Osaka bus

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

There is a cheap bus (Takayama-Kyoto-Osaka).

If you do not have a JR-pass,this bus is good for you!!

One way is just 2900yen

*1 bus per day
Time schedule: ①Takayama(Hida hotel plaza)14:40⇒Kyoto(JR Takeda)16:50⇒Osaka(JR shin Osaka)17:50

②Osaka(JR shin Osaka)8:00 ⇒Kyoto(JR Takeda)9:00⇒Takayama(Hida hotel plaza)13:30

You can make a reservation by phone(only Japanese ) or online booking.

TEL:06-6632-5666 9:00~18:00(Mon~Fri) 9:00~17:00(Sat)

September 1, 2011

What's on Takayama in September


3rd (Sat) - 4th (Sun) Sep.
"Cosmos flower festival" Ho-noki daira Ski ground.

4th September "Garakuta market (Jumble market)
@Sanmachi street.

4th -25rh Sep. Concert in Takayama town.
Many place in Takayama city.
Please check the map at the reception desk.

7th(Wed) - 11th Sep "Festival for the culture and industrials in Takayama "
Place : Hida Earth Wisdom Center.
How to get to there: By bus (from the Takayama bus terminal 200yen one way.)

8th Sep (Thu) "Yo-ka ichi" "Free market"
Place : Kokubun-ji temple.

10th (Sat) and 11th (Sun) " Food Festival "

If you need more information , feel free to contact us !
Also when you arrive at J-Hoppers , check the information board at the lobby.

August 25, 2011

Okura waterfall

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

I wrote about a waterfall around Takayama before.

This time I'll tell you about okura waterfall.It is 30m depth.

There is a walking path (1.4km)to the waterfall from carparking.You can enjoy hiking and the waterfall !!

Access :30minutes by car for seseragi kaido(Road 158 towards Gujo Hachiman)

August 23, 2011

HIda Takayama " Treasure " Market.

Do you want a treasure?

In Takayama, there are many "treasure" !
You can enjoy our treasure at market.

Date : 27th August 2011 (Sat)
Time: 11:00 to 17:00
Place: Poppo park (10min by walk from J-Hoppers )

11:00~ Free vegetable
12:00~ Free tasting (Ayu)
14:00~ Free tasting (Hida beef)

You can also ride a mini steam train!

August 17, 2011

Summer Festivel in Kokufu!!

Kokufu Summer festa!!

@Kokufu Fukushi no Sato


⇒Music Live
⇒Shamisen etc...



★Takayama-Kokufu 15min by JR train


Big Map

Enjoy your summer!!!

July 26, 2011

You can get to meet Sumo wrestlers!!!

Have you seen a real sumo wrestler??

More than 10 sumo wrestlers will come to Takayama to practice.

Kids play with them.

Also you can eat Chanko-nabe which is traditional meal for sumo wrestler!!

It's not too late to sign up.

Please come to J-hoppers and enjoy the event;)

We will leave J-hoppers at 10 am

(30minutes drive from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama)

Sumo event hours:10:30~13:30

July 15, 2011

Hida Falk Village in Summer !

There is my favorite place in Takayama.
It's called 【Hida Folk Village】
Located about 20min walk or 10min by bus from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama.

Various events are now held in Hida Folk Village.

16th July to 28th August
There are many experience-based event such as touching silkworm.
You can take a photo with big unicorn beetle!

22nd July to 8th August
At the entrance, there is a big Tanabata -kazari.
You can write your with and put on the bamboo.

29th July 11:00am
Japanese Drum concert.

13th August 11:00 and 13:30
Japanese drum concert.

14th August 11:00 and 13:30
Samisen concert.
(A shamisen is a three-stringed instrument similar to a banjo.)

13th to 15th August 18:30 to 21:00
The houses are lighted up.

21st August
Hida falk Village Summer Festival.

July 3, 2011


Hi, I am Matsu from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama.
It is getting hot in Japan.
Takayama recorded 33℃ highest temperature 3days ago for this year

There are many waterfalls around Takayama.
I want you to tell you one of them called Hirayu-otaki.
This beautiful waterfall drops 64 meters.

Also there are many onsens in Hirayu area.
You can go to a onsen on the way back to Takayama.

Access: 1 hour from Takayama by Nohi bus.
Get off bus @ [Hirayu camp jyou mae.]

Why don’t you go and see the waterfall to cool down your self?

June 17, 2011

How about lunch picnic??


Do you like picnic?

I found tasty ready made food shop near J-hoppers.

They sell many kind of lunch box, Onigiri, and some ready made food.

I recommend Miyagawa to have a lunch!!

There are many carp in the river:)

I had "Hoba-zushi" for lunch!!


Closed Tuesday and the second of Wednesday


June 3, 2011

Hida Takayama Craft experience center

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

Do you know about Hida no sato otherwise called as Folk village?

Hida no sato /Folk village

This large open air museum is highly recommended for its dozens of traditional houses.

The museum is not only for sightseeing but also used to do Hida Takayama Craft experience.

Access :15minutes from J-hoppers by push-bike.
30minutes walk from J-hoppers on foot.

Hida Takayama Craft experience.

You can make Sarubobo(local mascot) ,rice cracker,a chopstick, sandels made by thatched,Sarubobo strap and so on.

It costs you about 1300yen per lesson.

a pair of sandels made by thatched

Rice cracker

Sarubobo strap

June 2, 2011

Food Event in Takayama.

Food Event in Takayama.

Did you miss Food festival in last month?
No ,warriors!
There is an another event in June!

★Date: 8th June (Wed)
★Time: 10:00 - 16:00
★Place : Hida Earth Wisdom Center
★How to go ?
There is a shuttle bus from JR Takayama station between 10:00 to 16:00
(every 30min)(free)
There is car park (free)

★What you can see and eat?
You can eat...

Hida Beef on the stick

Tasty Fish comes from river

Hida Beef croquette.

and more.....

May 31, 2011

Norikura mountains

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

The hiking season has just started in the Japanese Alps in places like Kamikouchi,Norikura….

Hiking aroud Norikura
Norikura mountains isn’t as crowded as Kamiko-chi and has some splendid mountain scenery,easy hiking trails.

A bus take you to a bus stop called Tatamidaira(2700m above the sea level).When you get off the bus .you can enjoy
alpine plants and hiking. Also you can see snow walls on the way to bus stop.Why don’t you do a day trip for Norikura.?

Access 2hours by Nohi bus Roud -trip 4400yen
Takayama- Hoonoki daira- Norikura(Tatamidaira)

May 14, 2011

Golden week in Takayama!!

Takayama town is shown using video:)

SAKURA season has finished, but it is comfortable weather here!!

May 7, 2011

Food Festival in Takayama

Food Festival in Takayama.

Date : 21 st May 2011 (Sat) 09:00am to 17:00pm
22nd (Sun) 09:00 am to 16:00 pm

Place : Honmachi street
(about 5min walk from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guest House)

What you can eat?
Fish from river
Local sweets.
Taste Japanese sake made in Takayama.

Sushi from Toyama prefecture.

There will be 40 shops on the street!

April 28, 2011

Shokawa-sakura free shuttle bus!!

Shokawa-sakura is one of famous and old tree in Takayama.

Usually, you need to take a public bus from Takayama station

or drive if you go there.

But they have free shuttle bus from Takayama station this year!!

Here is time table:

There is Onsen at Roadside station!!


April 19, 2011

Spring Light Up !!

Hida Takayama has many fine spots from which you can view magnificent cherry trees in bloom.

The trees are sometimes illuminated in the evening, allowing people to enjoy the flowers all day.
In Takayama there are 2 spots you can enjoy the Illuminated cherry trees.

1: Nakabashi- bridge

Date : 15th April to end of April.
Time: 19:00- 22:00pm

2: Enako river

Date : 15th April to end of April.
Time: 19:00- 22:00pm

Both of the place are about 5 min from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guest House.
Please ask the receptionist where on the map.