January 31, 2012

Setsubun Festival in Takayama.

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

Hove you met a demons?
On the 3rd February, you can meet them.
Kokubun-ji Temple( about 5min walk from J-Hoppers)


*Parade: They will come to J-Hoppers (The last year , they come about 14:30)

* Setsubun (February 3 or 4): the day before the beginning of spring according to the lunisolar calendar. On the evening of this day, people open the doors of their houses and drive the demons (i.e., bad luck) out of their homes and gardens by throwing handfuls of beans and shouting, "Demons out! Good luck in!"

January 10, 2012

Yamano Hotel Mixed Onsen

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

I went to yamano-hotel to bath in a Mixed onsen with snow.

It is located at the bottom of Shinhotaka Mountain.

The location is really nice and the onsen is a nice warm temperature .

Females can rent a large towel for covering themselves.

I think this onsen is the one that foreigners should visit when you come to Takayama

Just to inform you that opening hours for outsiders are just from 11:00~1400.

Access:90minutes (by Bus) Takayama⇒Hirayu⇒ Yamano Hotel (Shinhotaka line)
Opening hours:11:00~14:00

Yamano Hotel↓


January 9, 2012

Sake breweries tour!!

It will start Sake breweries tour from 19 January.

Here is the schedule.

①19 January-25 January   ⇒Harada Brewing
②26 January-1 February   ⇒Kawajiri Brewing
③2 February-8 February    ⇒Niki Brewing
④9 February-15 February   ⇒Hirase Brewing
⑤16 February-22 February  ⇒Funasaka Brewing
⑥23 February-29 February  ⇒Hirata Brewing

You can enjoy fresh sake tasting,

and get original sake glass from each sake breweries!!