25 Nov 2012

Sharing a cab to Shirakawago Light-up Event!

Shirakawago Light-up 2013 is available only on limited winter days!
This event is held on following dates.
19th (Saturday), 26th (Saturday), 27th (Sunday)
2nd (Saturday), 3rd (Sunday), 9th (Saturday), 16th (Saturday)

The traditional atmosphere and snow covered thatched roof houses make this one of the popular winter locations in Japan.
You will be enchanted by the illuminated village!

We organize a tour to the Shirakawago light-up event on Feb 2nd, 3rd and 9th!

This is the detail.

Sharing a Cab To Shirakawa-go Light-up Event

Date : February 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 16th!

We added JAN 27th too!!!!

Tour FEE : 4,500yen per person 
  • Minimum number of passengers to operate this : 8 passengers 

  • Included English Speaking Guide, Insurance  

  • 300yen discount for guests staying at J-Hoppers Hida-Takayama

Schedule :
15:45 Depart from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guest House
16:45 Arrive Shirakawago
16:45-18:45 Light-Up event and walk around the village
18:45 Depart Shirakawago
19:45 Arrive J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guest House

※The schedule will be changed due to traffic and weather condition.

Seat Availability (Status of Jan 23rd) 
Sorry but....SOLD OUT
JAN 27th Full booked
FEB 2nd Full booked
FEB 3rdFull booked
FEB 9th Full booked
FEB 16th Full booked

Please check the Cancellation policy before your booking.
In case of cancellation, you might have to pay the cancellation fee according to the cancellation policy.

Cancellation policy
1 week before : 40%
3 days before : 50%
Same day of your tour : 100%

Please call us or e-mail for the detail and your  reservation!
J-Hop Tour
TEL : +81-577-62-9545
e-mail : tour@j-hoppers.com

25 Oct 2012

Doburoku Festival 2012

Doburoku Festival was held at Shirakawago from October 14 to 19 (6days).

I think you can notice how pleasant festival this is from the pictures.
We really enjoyed the festival!

If you unfortunately could not come to this festival this time, please join next time!!!
This festival is held every October 14th to 19th :D
Please note it!

You can reserve the tour to Shirakawago from the web site below.

J-Hop Tour

2 Oct 2012

Trip to the Edo period!

My friend and I joined the "trip to the Edo peried" last month!
It was really nice walking around the old town wearing Kimono.

I really recommend you to do this experience when you come to Takayama.

It will be great experience!

1,500yen for 2hours, included a free pass which allows you to get in to 16 tourist facilities in Takayama such as Takayama Festival Floats Museum. 

Visit Takayama City Memorial Hall at reception from 9 A.M to 3 P.M on every weekend of October 2012.

And Takayama Autumn Festival will be held on October 9th and 10th(takes place at the Hachiman Shrine)!!

Takayama festival is known as one of the three most beautiful festivals of Japan.
You will see gorgeous floats and marionettes!!

Have a look this page for more detail about the festival.


On the next week of the Takayama Autumn Festival,
the Doburoku festival will be held in Shirakawago (October 14 and 15). 

You can't miss this festival as well as the Takayama Autumn Festival!!
Please have a look our blog for the detail of the Doburoku festival.

There are many events will be held here in Hida-Takayama on October!!!
I will keep post about it!!

Visit our website.

25 Aug 2012

Let's go to the Doburoku festival!

"Doburoku Festival" is the biggest festival in Shirakawa village.
It is held between October 14th to 19th.

Doburoku is a milky white sake made from rice and rice malt.
In Shirakawa-go, making Doburoku is permitted as Omiki (sacred wine or sake) although it is not permitted in Japan.

Doburoku is brewed from January  through October, the festival is the first day we can drink the NEW doburoku!!
It can be called NEW SAKE festival!!!!
You can drink the doburoku as much as you want!

You can see traditional performances such as Shishimai, folk songs as well.

We will run a tour bus for the Doburoku Festival on October 14th and 15th!

The detail is below!

◎DATE  :   October 14 and 15
◎FEE  :       3,800yen
(You need to buy the specific cup to drink doburoku for 400yen, it is not included)
◎Meetin point  :  JR Takayama station
◎Minimum passenger count  :  10 passengers
(Passenger must be older than 20 years old.)
12:50            Depart Takayama station
13:50            Arrive Shirakawa-go
13:50-16:45 Walk around the village & Doburoku festival
16:45            Depart Shirakawa-go
17:45            Arrive Takayama
(schedule can be changed due to traffic)

Book your seat to the fabulous doburoku festival as soon as possible, seats are filling up now!!!!
To book your seat, 
Call us : 0577-62-9545 (from overseas 81-577-62-9545)
E-mail :  tour@j-hoppers.com

Don't miss it!!!!!!!!!

We have web-site as well.

This is the short video of the Doburoku festival we went in 2009.

22 Aug 2012

Short trip to Matsumoto

I went to the Matsumoto city museum of arts last weekend.
An art exhibition of Yayoi Miyama is holding at the museum until Nov 4th.
I was really impressed by her arts!!!!
Her arts has big energy even though she is over 80 years old!!

You can check her detail from her web-site below.

She is amazing artist!!

To go to Matsumoto from Takayama, the high-way bus is easiest.
Costs 5,500yen for round trip and takes about 2 hours and half.

It's not far from Matsumoto to Takayama at all.
If you have a chance to come to Takayama,
Please visit the World Heritage Site "Shirakawa-go" with us!!!

17 Aug 2012

An ideal place for photographers!!

Shirakawa-go is an ideal place for photographers!
The guys on the first picture love taking photo sooooooo much!
They took my photo (the second picture) and sent it to me!
It was nice gift! Thank you again!!

Many photographers come to Shirakawa-go to take pictures.
Photo spots are everywhere in Shirakawa-go!!

Now you can take some photos of houses with sunflowers!

Please visit Shirakawa-go with us!!!

We will start booking for the Doburoku festival soon!
Doburoku festival is held on 14th and 15th of October!!
The detail is coing soon!!!!!!

8 Aug 2012

"Doburoku Festival" is one of the big event in Shirakawa-village.
This festival is an annual event held on October 14th-15th.
Doburoku is a milky white sake made from rice and rice molt.
You can drink free sake during the festival.
People dance and sing folk songs, and do other traditional performances during the festival.
It must be fun!!!!
Why don't you plan to come to Takayama during the festival to go to the festival??

Even if you can not come to Takayama during the festival,
there is a Doburoku Festival Museum in Shirakawa-go.
You can see the video of the festival, and you can also taste Doburoku there!
It costs 300yen to get in, it is worth going!

Visit the World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go with us!

4 Aug 2012

The real "Hinamizawa"!!!!

It's been really really hot day these day,
Shirakwa-go is also really hot during the day.

Our morning tour departs Takayama Station 8:10, arrives Shirakawa-go around 9.
You can start walking around before it gets hot!!!

I think you know Shirakawa-go is listed as the World Heritage Site, but do you know that Shirakawa-go is the location where a Japanese animation “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni” was modeled after.

Many people who love the animation come to visit Shirakawa-go.

These are pictures of  "ema" in the Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine.
"Ema" is a board that is offered to a shrine in prayer for future good luck or after one's wish comes true.

You can see many "ema" drawn characters on it from the animation.

I found good web-site explained about Hinamizawa and Shirakawa-go.
This is it,

Visit the real Hinamizawa with our tour!

31 Jul 2012

Summer day in Shirakawa-go

It was really nice weather today.
It's very rare to have such a clear sky in summer time.
We could see the Haku-san so clearly!!!!

This is the view of the Ogimachi (the World Heritage Site) from the observation point.
Our bus takes you to this point on the way to the village!!
This observation point is the best point to take a photo of the village!

It's gonna be another nice day tomorrow!

Tomorrow's Weather forecast in Shirakawago.
  Highest  temperature will be 33 degree!

Please make sure to take your hat and water with you!

J-Hop Tour offer daily half-day bus tour to the World Heritage Site"Shirakawa-go" from Hida-Takayama! Now 3,500yen for round trip.
(Our bus is 800yen cheaper than the local bus!)

Please visit our web-site to reserve our tour!

24 Jul 2012

We've started new blog!

We are offering daily half-day tours to "Shirakawa-go".
Shirakawa-go is one of the world heritage site.

Please visit our web-site below!