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Hello, it is Mio.

When you are waiting for a ferry to go to Miyajima Island, you will find a lot of gold fish lanterns over your heads.

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This is a traditional craft of the town of Yanai.

Yanai is located Yamaguchi prefecture, an hour and a half from Miyajimagushi by JR Sanyo Line.
There are some traditional architectures, soy source factories and interesting museums.
Moreover, when you visit Yanai town on 13th August, you can meet the gold fish lantern festival.
On the day, the charming town is decorated thousands of gold fish lanterns and large size lantern cars are paraded the main street.

Hello, this is Mio.

A new sushi restaurant "Hanamizuki" was opened last week in Miyajimaguchi.

It is at the second floor so that you can enjoy both the nice viewing and tasty foods.
Located a grate place just next to the JR ferry terminal.

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The cable car on Miyajima Mt. Misen will stop the operation between 7th July 2014 and 18th July 2014 due to the maintenance.
However, you can enjoy the nice view from Mt.Misen after 90 min hiking by your own foot.

By the way, a typhoon is getting closer to western Japan and starting to Japan tour this week.
If you are traveling in Japan this week, please check the weather forecast and prepare for the heavy rain before you head to the next destination.

Hello, it is Mio.

The following is an artwork of Japanese calligraphy called "Shodo".

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The meaning of these letters is "Miyajima".

Today a Shodo artist visited our hostel and introduced some of his works.
Most Japanese people learned Shodo at elementary school but it is difficult to wright such a stylish letter, 

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Hi!This is Kana :)

We saw Japan's game today!!!

Even it was morning, we were exiting!

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Kick off at 10 am!!


Oh yeah-----!!!!

Oh No-------!!!!!!

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Thank you guys for your support Japan team!!!!

Let's wake up early and see next game together!!!

World Cup 2014 Next Japan's game

7:00 am 20th June vs Greece
5:00 am 25th June vs Colombia


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Hi! This is Kana:)

We had a farewell party for Andrew!

He stayed here for 6 months.

His friends,guests, and staff members,

around 20 people came and joined BBQ!!!!

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We gave surprise for him!

A toaster and message card!

Then he gave a speech for us.

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Andrew & Staff members!!

We were always together as family!

Thank you very much for your long staying!

Do you wanna live together as our family?

We are looking forward to having you here!!


We will close on 19th June due to the building maintenance.
We are going to restart our usual business from 20th June.
Thank you.

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Hi! This is Kana:)

Most famous souvenir of Hiroshima is "Momiji Manju".

This is waffle shaped like a maple leaf:)

But if you wanna find more special one, 

I wanna recommend this souvenir shop!!!

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Artists who live in Hiroshima made those.

Works of pottery, post cards, accessories, bags, linen handkerchiefs,

and foods.

You can not find those souvenirs any other place!!

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Those are handmade Japanese "Shamoji".

This is like a big spoon.

We use this when we cook rice.

In the 1st floor, there are some used books in cafe space.

Here is really quiet place.

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You can rent Japanese old books.

It is free!


It takes 3minutes by walk from our hostel
also 3minutes from JR Miyajimaguchi station

weekday 10:00-18:00
weekend 10:00-19:00 
no scheduled holidays

We are looking forward to seeing you here in Miyajima!


Hello, it's Mio.

It's a beautiful sunset today, and we are having a wonderful BBQ now!

It's impossible to have such an outside party the rainy season in June...

Why don't you have fun with us before the rainy season has set in?

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Hi This is Kana:)

I went to Miyajima Island in the night.

It was after sunset time.

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Arrived at the ferry terminal.

And go to Itsukushima shrine to see illuminate.

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passed seaside...

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passed shopping street...

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Find it.

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In the low tide, you can pass under the gate.

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It was beautiful night...

I recommend you to see that in night time as well.

We are looking forward to seeing you here in Miyajima:)


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