Hospitality on the road
When I was on a trans-Eurasia motorbiking trip in 2000-2001, I got heartwarming help from many people in every country that I passed. A Polish artist put me up in his place and offered me his wife's special dinner. A Nepalese guy who worked for a buffalo BBQ restaurant took me to local noted places he was proud of. A French accountant invited me to his favorite restaurant, which was nice and reasonable too. I could have never have experienced the taste of the food without him. I received countless goodwills on the road and all the experiences are deeply engraved on my mind.
Action to the guesthouse in Kyoto
As I was crossing deserted Iranian Highlands, I was considering what to do after my travels. Then I thought it is my turn to welcome foreign travelers in my hometown Kyoto. I want to help them experience travel to Kyoto and Japan more interestingly. And running a guesthouse is the best way to do it, isn't it? Coming back home, I bought a small building near Kyoto station. It is 10 years old and used to be a boutique. I remodeled it into a cosy and functional guesthouse which can be a foothold for tourists to travel the Kyoto and Kansai area.
Japan with many tourism resources
What is your image about Japan? A country of high-tech industry? People's cramped life in overpopulated cities or healthy Sushi and Tofu? You probably don't still think of a samurai and a geisha having a date at the temple now (^_^; ) . Actually Japan has many other attractive faces. For example, once you leave the city and visit the countryside, you will find its splendid nature and wildlife (Do you know nearly 70% of Japan is still forest?). And you might be surprised with our unique culture and lifestyle different from any other Asian countries.
Let's make exciting J-Hopping!
You might say Japan is one of the toughest countries for backpackers because of its high prices, geographical remoteness and the language barrier. You may be right, but this kind of discontent will be considerably eased by proper information from local sources. We would like to provide this kind of useful information and advise our guests with full hospitality. And we hope you enjoy "Japan hopping" as reasonably and comfortably as possible and understand this mysterious country more.
2002, January---Foundation of J-Hoppers Ltd.
2002, December---Opening of J-Hoppers Kyoto G.H.
2005, April---Starting management business of Monthly Apartment in Kyoto
2006, November---Opening of J-Hoppers Hiroshima Trad
2008, February---Opening of J-Hoppers Osaka Central
2008, June---Resistered for Real Estate Agent License
2008, Aug---Opening of Hiroshima Hana Hostel
2009, May---Opening of J-Hoppers Hida Takayama
2010, April---Opening of Kyoto Hana Hostel
2012, February---Registered as a domestic travel agency
2012, July --- Opening of Osaka Hana Hostel
2013, March --- Opening of Fukuoka Hana Hostel
Where our guests are from
J-Hoppers Group Site
J-Hoppers Hostel Kyoto
The hostel opened in Kyoto in 2002. It's an 8 minute walk from JR Kyoto Station. There are many important historical sites such as Toji Temple or Fushimi-Inari Shrine. The nearest bus stop is right in front of this hostel , which is on the quite convenitnt bus route to access to other major sights such as Kinkakuji, Kiyomizudera or Gion.
J-Hoppers Hostel Hiroshima
The hostel opened in Hiroshima in 2006. The builing used to be a Japanese style ryokan and most guest rooms are Japanese style with tatami matts. Located near the Peace Memorial Park and A-bomb Dome. You can also go to Miyajima, which is one of the 3 most scenic spots in Japan, by tram.
J-Hoppers Hostel Osaka
The hostel opened in Osaka in 2008. It's just about 15 minutes walk to JR Osaka station, which has extensive travel links to everywhere. It could be a starting point for all sightseeing places not only Osaka but also Nara, Kobe, Koyasan and Himeji.
J-Hoppers Hostel Takayama
The hostel opened in Takayama in 2009. It's just 3 minutes walk to JR Takayama station. Takayama has preserved the feeling of a castle town. There are lots of historical spots such as Histrorical Govement House, San-machi-suji lined with stores selling the traditional wares and craftman's workshop and Hida Folk Village.