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SUZU CAFÉ

Is the restroom of Japan interior? There was a restroom in a restroom in SUZU CAFÉ hiroshima!? This is Minori of blog writer of the evergreen hostel. It’s such beautiful weather today. But, it’s getting cool and comfortable. Today, I would like to write about a SUZU CAFÉ -hiroshima which I went to last week. […]

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2018-2019 Winter Offer

Coming to Hiroshima in the winter? We have got a special discount for you! Don’t forget winter or not we are one of the important parts of Japan. Direct email booking only Winter Offer At The Evergreen Hostel 7 nights : 12,000JPY =1,714JPY/night 14 nights : 23,000JPY =1,642JPY/night 21 nights : 34,000JPY =1,619JPY/night 30 nights : […]

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Feedback left by Workawayer (Denise)

01/10/2018 Feedback left by Workawayer (Denise) This was my very first Workaway experience, and it couldn’t have been any better! The job is not hard – you can take your time doing it, no pressure. The host is very nice and very welcoming. She really wants the workawayers to be happy and comfortable, and to […]

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Feedback left by Workawayer (Sarah)

29/09/2018 Feedback left by Workawayer (Sarah)  I always remember the day I met Hazuki the first time: We saw us and hugged each other. She is such a nice and cool person. Right now she is more a friend than my boss. The hostel is such a nice place to work and with a lot […]

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Feedback left by Workawayer (Hänsel & Naomi)

Feedback left by Workawayer (Hänsel & Naomi) 27/08/2018 Volunteering at the Hostel was a pleasure. Thanks to Hazuki and Yasu’s great guidance, we were able to make guests from all over the world feel at home. Many thanks to them for making these three weeks so memorable! We were able to socialise with many new people […]

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Feedback left by Workawayer (Martin)

11/08/2018 Feedback left by Workawayer (Martin) At first I have to say: I am sorry that my feedback come so late! Anyway. I have been working there for nearly 3 Months. Working with Hazuki-San and Yasu-San is fun. Both are very kind, understanding and lovely. When I had any problem regardless of the matter they […]

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Feedback left by Workawayer (Anna)

26/05/2018 Feedback left by Workawayer (Anna) Working with Hazuki and the other staff was great. Everyone was so lovely. The work itself is really easy and you can work at your own pace as long as you finishing your tasks. It was quite a new experience for me having so many guests staying over, especially […]

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Feedback left by Workawayer (Ylva)

29/05/2018 Feedback left by Workawayer (Ylva) This was meant to be my first experience with workaway, But after a very short stay I decided to go travel, and this had to end my stay at the hostel. My time there, however short, was still very enjoyable. The location is very conveniently placed, and Hazuki san […]

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Feedback left by Workawayer (Philipp)

21/05/2018 Feedback left by Workawayer (Philipp) I had a great and fun time with Hazz and the other volunteers. Work was always fun even during very busy weeks. Hazz provides you with free rice, some tea and a fair amount money for daily food. Overall a really good place to stay. I can 100% recommend. […]

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Feedback left by Workawayer (Andrew)

05/03/2018 Feedback left by Workawayer (Andrew) My experience in the Hostel is one that I will remember forever. Hazuki really made me feel at home. She is a fun and considerate person who is passionate about providing a warm welcome to guests. She is such a joy to spend time together with and get to […]

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A Short Trip to Yamaguchi #2

山口へ小旅行 後編 We headed for the next destination, Kanmon Tunnel. We found Akama Shrine on the way to the tunnel. The shrine looks like a building of Okinawa. The shrine was the setting of “Hoichi the Earless,” which is a story translated by Yakumo Koizumi. A hall is quietly standing behind the main shrine. There are […]

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A Short Trip to Yamaguchi #1

Hi, I’m Danny. I went for a drive to Yamaguchi the other day.The purpose of visiting Yamaguchi was to eat fugu (blowfish). I’m not familiar with fugu because I grew up in Shinshu, the area surrounded by mountains. Now that I’m older, I don’t feel like eating something new… Wait. Have I ever eaten fugu […]

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Let’s eat freshly-fried tempura!

Hi, I’m Danny. The cold weather has been continuing these days. Is it because of a cold wave? It’s surprising that we got a few inches of snow in Hiroshima. It’s cold, but winter is the best season for oysters♪ I went out to eat tempura of oysters, which is available only during winter! The […]

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Gochiso samadeshita

It’s been over a week now. Tucked about a ten-minute walk away from the Atomic Bomb Dome in Honkawacho, Hiroshima, I have been sheltered by The Evergreen Hostel, which stands in stark contrast to the memorial of a time when war and hate was everywhere. Managed by its warm and generous owner, Hazuki Umemoto, she […]

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Feedback left by Workawayer (Maya)

18/03/2018 Feedback left by Workawayer (Maya) If I had to describe this hostel in one word it would be: Family During my long travel I was always searching for a bit of home. Well I fount it. At first it’s hard to know who is a guest and who is a staff because everyone talk […]

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Dezomeshiki

Hi, I’m Danny. The other day, I went to Dezomeshiki (the New Year’s parade of firefighters) for the first time in my life. I went to see it because my family was interested in the event, but I was interested in it the most. (lol) There is a fire department in a short distance away […]

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Draw an Omikuji in Fukuyama

Hi, I’m Danny. I went to shrine in Fukuyama the other day. The purpose for visiting was to draw an omikuji to predict my fortune for the future! The place I visited was Kusado Inari-jinja. True to its name, not only torii (entrance gate) but also ornamental parapets are in bright red.  So, the shrine […]

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Hattendo Factory Tour #2

I participated in a bread making workshop in the afternoon. There are 2 types of workshops. A A quick and easy bread making course that takes around 15 minutes. You don’t need to make a reservation in advance. 500 yen per person. B A bread making course where you can make your original cream bun. […]

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Sights in Hiroshima

Sights in Hiroshima by Andy This post will sort of be a two in one. I’ll discuss some sightseeing areas, as well as some great spots in Hiroshima for taking photographs. All over Japan there are hundreds of places great for photography. First, let me go over some photography etiquette. When traveling to another country, […]

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Hattendo Factory Tour #1

Hi, I’m Danny. I know it’s quite sudden, but do you know Hattendo? I happened to know Hattendo when I lived in Kanto region. I bought a cream bun of Hattendo casually at a station building on my way home from work. It was very delicious, and I’ve become a big fan of Hattendo since […]

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Visiting Izumo Taisha #1

We visited Izumo Taisha one day after we did sightseeing in Matsue. Visiting Izumo Taisha was the main purpose of this trip. It was within a 10-minute walk to the approach to the shrine from the inn we stayed at. Izumo Taisha opens its gate at 6:30 am. We decided to visit there in the […]

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Visiting Izumo Taisha #2

We came back to the inn and had breakfast. We checked out of the inn and headed for Izumo Taisha again. We visited “Kitajima Kokusokan” this time. By the way, you can go to Kitajima Kokusokan easily from Izumo Taisha. Senge family and Kitajima family had taken over rituals of Izumo Taisha for a long […]

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Exploring Matsue

Hi, I’m Danny. Today, I’d like to talk about the trip to Matsue Castle in Shimane Prefecture. I’m not very familiar with the names of samurai warlords, but I like to visit castles. And I’m collecting series of stamps at castles. http://jokaku.jp/stamp-rally/ I’m a collectomania, so I’m filled with a sense of mission when I start […]

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Shopping in central Hiroshima

Hello There! My name is Andy. I’ll be posting here on the Evergreen Hostel blog for the next couple weeks. I hope to provide some helpful tips for anyone traveling to Hiroshima, as well as some insight on traveling in Japan. For this post, I’m going to start simple with talking about some good spots […]

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Preparing matcha by myself

Hi, I’m Danny. It’s getting colder these days. Hot drinks keep you warm this time of year. I went to a café to drink matcha green tea on a cool rainy Sunday♪ The name of the café is Hachidori-sha. There is a kotatsu (a low table with an electric heater installed underneath and covered by […]

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Feedback left by Workawayer (Christopher)

22/12/2017 Feedback left by Workawayer (Christopher) Hazuki was fantastic to work for and around, she is a very caring and understanding person and made me feel so welcome during my time at her hostel. This was my first workaway experience and it was great, along with being a fantastic host the hostel itself housed many […]

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Himeji Castle (A World Heritage Site)

It’s perfect time to see autumn leaves in the mountains. They are turning red and yellow now. It’s a bit strange to see autumn leaves although the streets of the town are in full Christmas mode(lol). Many leaf peeping places have been reported in the media these days. But today, I’d like to talk about Himeji […]

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宮島で紅葉狩り 後編

I could look around into the distance because of the fine weather and the dry air. The Shikoku region was a short distance away! The sea was dotted with small islands. There are a lot of islands in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions. I felt fresh because I was brought up in the mountains. It […]

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Leaf peeping in Miyajima #1

Hi, I’m Danny. Ah, autumn is here. It’s koyo (colorful autumn leaves) season in Japan. However, autumn leaves had already fallen in my neighborhood…. I felt rushed and decided to go to Miyajima for leaf peeping. I really wanted to go to Miyajima in autumn!! I knew it was crowded with people, but I left […]

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CAT CAFE Nekogokochi

Hi. I’m Hazuki, the owner of the hostel. I was finally able to go to the cat cafe that is located close to the hostel. I wanted to go there for a long time. □What is a cat cafe in the first place? A cat cafe is a dreamlike place where you can relax by […]

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Let’s eat a parfait at a nice cafe

Hi, I’m Danny. I have a sweet tooth as I told you in the other story, “Let’s go for a drive to Miyoshi.” I eat anything including cakes, cookies, chocolates and more! I can’t resist sweet things that looks delicious. Today, I’d like to introduce a cafe where I wanted to go for a long […]

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A Walk-and-Eat Tour in Onomichi #2

✪A Walk-and-Eat Tour in Onomichi #2 : Click here for #1✪ (I ate a lot!) I found a pudding shop just after I passed through the shopping arcade! Their puddings are in the nostalgic glass bottles as shown in the picture. I visited here because I saw their puddings in the guidebook of Hiroshima and […]

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A Walk-and-Eat Tour in Onomichi #1

Hi, I’m Danny. Today, I’d like to talk about a walk-and-eat tour in Onomichi. After visiting the temple, I strolled through the streets of Onomichi. I happened to pass a restaurant, so I decided to have a sandwich for my lunch here. This restaurant provides chili con carne and sandwiches. They serve sandwiches with a […]

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Calm the demon within

Calm the demon within Written by Wong   Do you ever experience that the feeling of hangry, angry because of hungry, or the feeling that you just want to grab a bite, not too heavy because you just had you dinner but still you need something to calm the demon (which i use to describe […]

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Mariho Aquarium

Hi, I’m DannyI was finally able to go to Mariho Aquarium. Since it was shortly before Halloween, the entrance of the aquarium was decorated for Halloween. Pumpkins at the entrance. A huge whale wearing a pumpkin outfit was really eye-catching. I was impressed by its outfit because I think it’s very difficult to prepare such […]

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In the Evergreen

In the Evergreen Written by Wong My very first workaway experience, in the Evergreen. It was indeed a bold decision to go somewhere oversea and unfamiliar for such a long period, which is more than a month. Japan is always a place I wish to visit and experience, not only as a typical tourist but […]

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Fruitful experience in Evergreen Hostel

Fruitful experience in Evergreen Hostel Written by Jenny               I never know that rudimentary script and phrases that the receptionist and concierge utter in and out everyday matters so much for the guest, until I experienced it when Hazuki san showed us her sincerity in welcoming and serving the guest. She taught us how importance […]

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Jenny’s Japanese friends

“I think friends are the most important thing that I’ve gained from this journey. So I decided to write a passage about you all, who I really appreciate your companionship! I feel sorry because I’m unable to include everyone in my articles. I wish our friendship lasts long. ”  by Jenny Jenny’s Japanese friends Written […]

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I went to a Carp baseball game!

I went to a Carp baseball game! Hi, I’m Danny★The Central League Climax Series is getting exciting these days. People around me are looking forward for the sales at the department stores, which celebrates the victory of the team or appreciates the support of the team…. The empty streetcars ran in the city only to […]

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Zunda Night

Zunda Night Written by Jenny It was all of sudden when Eiko-san and Hazuki-san were suddenly talking excitedly about Zunda and decided to have a Zunda night. Although I had no idea at all what Zunda is, but since it is a dessert, I was pretty sure I would be going to love it. We went […]

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My Journey of Learning Japanese

My Journey of Learning Japanese Wtitten by Jenny I was exposed to Japanese language through manga and animation since my secondary school. Like most of the anime otaku, we love to watch animation but we couldn’t understand Japanese. That makes us frustrated and has an urge to learn and understand Japanese. It is the thought […]

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My Trip in Hiroshima

My Trip in Hiroshima Written by Jenny 30 days ago, when I just reached this city, everything looks very interesting. The anime poster on the wall, cars and tram on the road, the kanji that looks familiar and similar to Chinese words, impressive toilet which is clean and multifunction, every single thing caught my attention. […]

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My working experience in Evergreen Hostel

My working experience in Evergreen Hostel Written by Jenny                Why did I chose Japan to work in? Come to Japan is my dream since my childhood. Influenced by Japanese anime and manga, I yearn to have a look at Japan. I wished that one day in the future, I would be able to step […]

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Japan trip-food

Written by Wong First of all, why japan? The answer is definitely FOOD. I love Japanese cuisine. Ranging from the fancy luxurious end of the spectrum such as Kobe beef in a 3 Michelin stars restaurant to the opposite end such as the umeboshi onigiri (prickled plum rice ball) in a local convenient shop, all […]

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しまなみ街道~サイクリングと海水浴~

Today, I’d like to introduce “Shimanami Kaido.”  It’s a road that connects small islands in the Seto Inland Sea.  It’s a famous place to take a bike ride. 🚴🚴🚴 Well, there are 4 sights that you must see in Shimanami Kaido.  They are “Onomichi,” ”Shimanami,” “Kamijima” and “Imabari.” This time, I enjoyed cycling and swimming […]

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Let’s go for a drive to Miyoshi!

Let’s go for a drive to Miyoshi! Hi, I’m Danny. It’s getting cooler, particularly in the mornings and evenings. I especially like the clear high sky in autumn. Today, I’d like to talk about the short drive to Miyoshi, a city next to Hiroshima. At first, I was surprised at its kanji, “三次” (kanji is […]

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Let’s make Wagashi by yourself!

Hi, I’m Danny.  Have you ever eaten wagashi, traditional Japanese confectionery with a seasonal design? There are sakuramochi, kashiwamochi, mizu-yokan, ohagi, botamochi, etc. Jo-namagashi is said to be namagashi (wet confectionery) that is superior to the other wagashi. You have little chance to eat jo-namagashi unless you are invited to a tea ceremony.  However, I think […]

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Increasing your physical strength by walking down the streets of Onomichi

Increasing your physical strength by walking down the streets of Onomichi Hi, I’m Danny. I was influenced by my favorite TV show and decided to stroll along the streets of Onomichi, where I had wanted to visit for a long time. Since I had come all the way to Onomichi, I knew it’s better to […]

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An invitation to the historical buildings

Hi, I’m Danny.  Rather ordinary, but I love historical buildings of the Meiji period, Taisho period and early Showa period. (This cafe is a renovation of a sento, public bathhouse.  You feel nostalgic for Showa period here.  It’s located in the arcade of Onomichi Shopping Street.  Formerly, the building was used as a sento called […]

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Juan’s EVERGREEN HOSTEL experience

Hi my name its Juan im a 22 years old mexican student I stayed at The evergreen hostel its a nice place to stay, its so close to all the tourist and cultural places in Hiroshima, literally takes only 5 minutes from the hostel to the A-Bomb Dome, and 12-17 min to the Hiroshima Castle, […]

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アラサー男子の広島体験記。

こんにちは。はづきです。 先日会社のもと同期であるアラサー男子3人が泊まりに来てくれました!!ありがたい!! 混雑した路面電車でうっかり降り遅れてしまうハプニングもあったようですが(わたしも広島ビギナーの時はよくやりました笑)、1泊2日でガッツリと広島観光を楽しんでもらえたようです。 I asked them to write some objective information of Hiroshima because they came all the way from Tokyo!  Well, they are all interesting!   【Okonomiyaki】 ◯Because there are many kinds of okonomiyaki, it’s very difficult to choose which to eat.  I want the restaurant to emphasize its strong points.  I don’t care […]

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My first snow experience in Japan

Hi, I’m YU. For this time, I’d like to write about my first snow experience in Japan. I was so lucky that Hiroshima had the heaviest snow fall in 33 years! “Does it snow in Taiwan?” Yes, but it snows once or twice a year. BUT! You have to climb up the mountain over 3,000 […]

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My first sento (public bath)!!

Hi, I’m Saki.  Nice to meet you. Let me introduce myself.  I worked here in August and September last year and came back to work because it’s spring break!! I’d like to introduce Dobashi-Yu this time.  It’s a 10-minute walk from THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL!!  Ta-da!! Women’s bath is on your left and men’s bath is […]

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Ondo Onsen Report

Hi, I’m YU from Taiwan. It has been 6 months since I came to Hiroshima and 3 months since I started working at THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL. I’d like to write about my favorite hot spring as my first post. Jenni, the staff of the hostel, introduced me Ondo Onsen the other day. I looked up on the […]

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Okonomiyaki restaurant “LOPEZ”

Hi, I’m Hazuki, the owner of the hostel. I went to okonomiyaki restaurant “LOPEZ” near Yokogawa Station today. Actually, I have passed by the restaurant many times, but it was always crowded with people so I couldn’t go there until today. Today, I checked the opening hours and got to the restaurant when it opens!! […]

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5 more things to do in Hiroshima

5 more things to do in Hiroshima by Gilberto So you already came to Hiroshima or spend a couple of days here visiting Miyajima, the peace memorial park and museum, the dome and the Hiroshima castle, now you feel like you have to go to the next city and maybe come back for a day […]

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Shikoku

Shikoku by Gilberto Since about a month ago two of the Evergreen hostel staff were planning on going to Shikoku pilgrim in March and after some training and many BBQs the time arrived. One night before we got together to plan the trip, it was cheaper if we ride the bike to Kure and take […]

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Cycling the Setouchi Shimanami Cycling Course

Cycling the Setouchi Shimanami Cycling Course by Lukas Quite Challenging: Getting there The beds in Evergreen Hostel are just too comfy which resulted in me sleeping far too long on the day I wanted to cycle the famous Setouchi Shimanami Cycling Course: an approximately 70 km (~34.5 miles) long route from the City of Onomichi […]

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What`s Sokoiko?

Hi. I`m Saki. I worked at The Evergreen hostel in last August and September, but I really like here. So, I`m working again. I`ll write about Sokoiko in this article. What`s Sokoiko? ➡ This is a guide tour that allows you to explore Hiroshima city by electronic bicycle. Sokoiko allows you to enjoy the REAL […]

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Oyster Marché

Oyster Marché Every 1st and 3rd Sunday AM9:00-15:00 [From July to September 8:00-14:00] Fresh local vegetables Unique stalls….   “I enjoyed Hiroshima Lemon Beer, wirh huge Hiroshima oysters and fried chicken♡” By Evergreen Hostel owner, Hazuki PLACE: At the Hiroshima Minato Marché (open space between east and west terminal of Hiroshima Port) ACCESS: Take the […]

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6 Things to do in Hiroshima

6 Things to do in Hiroshima by Gilberto I have been in Hiroshima for over a month so everyday I see new travelers in the hostel and is common to hear from them that there is not much to do or see in Hiroshima so I decided to write about the things to do while […]

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Working experience by Chapman

From Chapman Fan Well, it looks like my time working as an exchange staff is nearing its close.  I still remember my first day at Hiroshima when I just disembarked from my overnight bus from Kyoto at 6am in the morning.  I felt very tired since I was running on 2 hours of sleep that […]

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Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki Since I arrived to Japan there is one word I have hear over and over: Okonomiyaki, on my first day in Hiroshima we had some Okonomiyaki on the hostel but I didn’t knew how famous it was in Japan. Then I wonder about that funny word I hear all over Hiroshima, in the street […]

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Eiko+Rosa+Gilberto

きょうはEIKOさんにRosaとGilbertoを紹介しました。 Today I introduced Rosa and Gilberto to Eiko-san! Yaayyy! +++ EIKOさんは本川町20Tのオーナーさんです。レンタルキッチンで月1で各国料理の会を開催していて、プレゼンターを探してました。 エバーグリーンStaffとぜひコラボしてほしい💕(=私はいろいろな国のものが食べたい💕)なんといいチャンスでしょう。 She is an owner of a rental kitchen in Honkawa-cho (very close from hostel), is looking for someone who can cook their country’s typical dish. She organize an international dinner party once a month and she wants to find a new presenter to help […]

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Volunteering in a Hostel

Volunteering in a Hostel Is not been long since I start working in a hostel in Hiroshima here in Japan and is a totally new experience for me, new in a good way, short time but I feel like this is an experience I want to share with you. One of the most common questions […]

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Reviews from guests

2016.11-2017.1 EVERGREENなゲストの皆様よりお寄せいただいたレビューです♬ 皆様本当にありがとうございました!引き続き良い旅を… Thank you very much for being our guest. Hope you keep enjoying your trip;) ■Kong Chun Tak One word’ awesome ‘ It’s awesome! Have a large space for me and the environment is like their name ‘evergeen’ ! I will come again! (2017年1月 January 2017) ■Campbell Melrose Very friendly and safe 🙂 (2017年1月 […]

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Reviews from guests

EVERGREENなゲストの皆様よりお寄せいただいたレビューです♬ 皆様本当にありがとうございました!引き続き良い旅を… Thank you very much for being our guest. Hope you keep enjoying your trip;)   ■Mayumi 原爆ドームの近くにあり、観光にも便利な立地でした。 キッチンやバスルームなどの共用スペースも綺麗ですし、女性専用ドミトリーは番号式のカギがかかっており、貴重品ボックスもありますので、セキュリティ面も安心です。 色んなスタッフの方がいらっしゃるので、お話していてとても楽しかったです。 また広島滞在の際には利用させていただきたいです! (2016年11月 November 2016) ■Yurie Airbnbを利用するのは初めてだったので不安でしたが、我が家のような雰囲気でとてもよくしていただけました。 (2016年11月 November 2016) ■Tomaž Hazukis dormitory is super near the piece park and the museum. The staff is supper and friendly. I recommend this palace. (2016年11月 November 2016) […]

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BUDGET TRAVELER’S DAY IN HIROSHIMA

BUDGET TRAVELER’S DAY IN HIROSHIMA Hiroshima is a city with an interesting but horrifying history and it should be on every traveler’s visit list. Thanks to good and fast train connections, traveling inside Japan is convenient and easy. Hiroshima is reachable by train only in five hours from Tokyo. The most common way to travel […]

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The Three Best Restaurants Closest to the Evergreen Hostel

The Three Best Restaurants Closest to the Evergreen Hostel by Kasey   Hiroshima is a city with many perks and tourist attractions for foreigners. Touring the Peace Memorial Park and museum, hiking around Miyajima and walking around the Shukkeien garden is exhausting work. At the end of the day it is hard to walk back […]

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Merry X’mas!

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s Christmas time! May love, success, luck and friendship come knocking at your door throughout this Christmas season. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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YAKI-YAKI-TEI / Yokogawa

肉処 やきやき亭 横川店 YAKI-YAKI-TEI / Yokogawa branch 広島県広島市西区三篠町1-12-17 A really reasonable and good quality YAKINIKU in Yokogawa, Hiroshima. I went there with my husband and we paid 7,000JPY without any alcohol drinks. It’s quite cheap for its quality, we thought. We ate a lot of beef… I love their Harami:Outside Skirt, or cow’s diaphragm. So soft […]

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X’mas party

Yesterday we had a 2016 X’mas party Small but such a good party. Thank you for coming. きのうX’mas partyしました。こぢんまりとした、ジモティもゲストもまったりと交流できるいい時間でした。来てくださった方、どうもありがとうございます。

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Bought a new diary for 2017

あたらしい手帳を買いました。これまでお気に入りのVivienne 手帳の中身(リフィル)だけをとりかえて何年も使ってきたわけなんですが、もうサラリーマンでもなくなってしまい、「ウィークリーで予定をがつがつ埋めるような使い方をしなくなったなあ…無駄にカバンが重いのはヤダな…」という感じになってきてしまいました。 そこで来年は思い切ってマンスリーOnlyのぺらっぺらの小さい手帳。500-600円でした。安っ!そして大事なポイント、カバン軽量化に相当寄与しそう。手のひらぐらいのサイズしかないんだもの。それでも十分。 しっかし年々いろんなデザイン・フォーマットの手帳が出ますね。スケジュールをデジタル管理する人も多くなっているだろうに、この時期の手帳コーナーのにぎわいはいまだに本当にすごいものがある!Loft のレジ行列は長すぎて並ぶのをやめました。笑 I bought a new ‘techo’ (paper diary / planner). Choosing new one for a brand new year is a big fun to me. I’m very bad at making use of digital app to manage my schedule. I prefer a paper diary because I can read it in a wide, general way, like […]

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Japan Cheapest Family Restaurant – Saizeriya

先日久しぶりにサイゼリアに行ったんですよ…..アルコールなしだと、2人で合計3,000円超えるのがやっと という感じですね。恐ろしいコストパフォーマンスだなあとつくづく感じました。しかも今回は異様に料理の提供スピードが速く、腰を抜かしました。笑 Do you know Saizeriya? It’s a chain of family restaurants in Japan featuring an Italian menu. Their menu prices are extremely cheap and service is incredibly fast. Here’s example; – pasta – 390~700 yen – big steak  – 1000 yen – glass of wine – from 100 yen!!! – 500ml wine -399yen!! 以前はよく友人と「サイゼ飲み」、やってました。なんてったってグラスワイン1杯100円ですからね…..ボトル1本1000円という驚異的金額のワインあり、甘くて飲みやすいロゼのスパークリングワインあり。なんじゃこの天国…ちなみに飲みきれなかったらボトルごとテイクアウト可能らしい!(これは友人情報) You can […]

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an autumn festival on 15th,16th October

Today I found a small fryer near the hostel, which says there’s an autumn festival on 15th,16th October at Sorasa Shrine, only 4 minutes from hostel. https://goo.gl/maps/pkKtEF7PGgH2 I’d like to share this information with you! 1) Kagura Performance: 18:00 on 15th & 17:30 on 16th Kagura is a Shinto theatrical dance based on some stories, […]

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Michelin Green Guide Japan

ラウンジに、ミシュランガイドを置きました。 I bought a Michelin Green Guide Japan(2015) for my hostel. The Green Guide Japan (Michelin Green Guide Japan) (英語) 発売日2015/10/7 ミシュランガイドはレストランを格付けした赤い本が有名ですが、こちらの緑色の本・観光地を案内するガイドブックも面白いです。 ☆☆☆ 「わざわざ訪れる価値がある観光地」 ☆☆  「近くにいれば寄り道をして訪れるべき場所」 ☆   「興味深い場所」 星の数で各地が評価されています。

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Started collecting coins!

こんにちは。オーナーのはづきです。 Hi, I’m the owner, Hazz. うちのホステルで、Unicefの外貨募金をはじめてみました! というのも、ベッドに1枚だけ外国のコインが落ちてる(要するにもう取りに来ないような落し物・忘れ物)..というようなことが何度かあったので、どうにか有効活用できないかなと考えたのがきっかけです。 Today we started collecting foreign coins for donating Unicef Japan. I sometimes see someone’s coin left in their beds when I am cleaning them up. Of course they never come back to our hostel for it, nor even know that. Let’s get involved to the Change for Good program […]

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Hair Donation!!

こんにちは。オーナーのはづきです。 Hi, I’m the owner, Hazz. 輪ゴムで束にしてバッサリ断髪してもらったのは、今回初めてヘアドネーション(医療用かつらのための人毛寄付)をするため。大阪まで届け、わたしの黒髪直毛ロン毛! It’s my first time to donate my HAIR. I’m so excited to know I can support somebody with hair-troubles by their disease with my own hair. It will be used to make medical wigs for kids. しかし最低必要長さが31cmってなかなかハードル高い! I think, however, it’s really difficult for us to donate our […]

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Evergreen survey!!

Q:What makes you feel “Oh, this is JAPANESE!” or “Oh..I’m now in JAPAN!” ? どんなものが「日本っぽい!」「あ~自分はいま日本に居るんだな」と感じさせる? *Taking off the shoes. 靴を脱ぐこと。 *Seeing people wearing yukatas.浴衣を着た人を見たとき。 *Karaage set meal. 唐揚げ定食。 *Seeing so many bycicles and beautiful cars.すごいたくさんの自転車と綺麗な車を見るとき。 *Me llevo una gran aleguna de esta gente tan amable, y respetuoso con el visitante.人々がとても親切で礼儀正しい *Wearing towels in their bags […]

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Daily post

Preparing lots of pillow cases listening to my favorite music. It is not a difficult work but takes a bit to finish as we usually have to do that with more 40. まったりスガシカオを聴きながらラウンジで大量の枕カバーを畳んでいます… 40枚とかやるの、地味に時間がかかるんですよね。 On this day, I was interviewed by Japan Finance Corporation which accepted my hostel business plan. Sarita, Wei and I were […]

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#4 EvergreenPeople

#4 EvergreenPeople Today’s guest, Francesc from Spain, wrote my first name “HAZUKI” in Arabic. I’m so excited to see it because it’s really rare to see Arabic in my Japanese daily life. What’s more, it’s my own name! Wow. Seems really dificult for me…. It is a little designed, rather than a normal letters. But […]

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Mazda Museum

2 days ago I went to Mazda Mortor Company for some reason.     There were so many people in the lounge. I guess they’re going to take part in Mazda Museum’s tour. In the morning, they have also English tour. Have a try.   I’ve been there 2 years ago and it was pretty […]

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#2 EvergreenPeople

‪#‎EvergreenPeople‬ Guests from Israel. He wears nice T-shirt everyday…(yesterday “Iron Man” was drawn. ) Now it’s about time they arrive at Tokyo by express bus…Keep enjoying;) イスラエルからのお客様はたしか2組目。2泊してから東京へ夜行バスで向かいました〜🚌 長旅お疲れ様! ‪#‎EvergreenPeople‬ 陳-san and friends coming from Taiwan with their bike. Have a safe trip:) 台湾から3人組。1ヶ月かけて日本でチャリを存分に楽しむ予定だそうで、まだ4日目。今日は岡山まで行くらしい✨た…楽しそーーー!

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#1 EvergreenPeople

こんにちは。ときどきゲストの方の写真を撮ったりしている葉月です。 Hi, thank you for reading this. I’m HAZZ, the owner. I sometimes take a photo of the guests. ‪#‎EvergreenPeople‬ Duncan:Have you had Irish guests before? Me:Yap! Duncan:mm… How about cyclists? Me:Ah.. There’s some Japanese guy and a girl from Canada who came here by their bike. But you’re the first Irish cyclist! Now he’s […]

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【EVENT】2016/7/5 International Dinner

2016/7/5 International Dinner Battle at a lounge スタッフのウェイさんが重慶名物の火鍋を、じゅんさんがお好み焼きを焼いてくれます。 バトルと言いつつ、単に火鍋とお好み焼きを楽しむ国際的晩餐です♪お気軽にぜひ。材料費200円/人くらい徴収するかもしれません! Actually it’s not a battle…:) Just feel 2 countries culture enjoying 2 dish. *Jun-san from Hiroshima makes Okonomiyaki. *Wei, our exchange staff, makes Chinese Hotpot. Let’s eat dinner together! JOIN US. ウェイさん:重慶から両親が香辛料を送ってくれましたよ~ ハヅキさんは辛いのOK?火鍋をしましょう。 Wei:Hey, my parent send me spicy stuff from Chongqing. Are you OK with hot dish, Hazz? […]

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Hostel Making Story14

Hi.  I am Hazuki, the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL.  I’m writing how this hostel was made based on the writings that I had accumulated in the past.   ■ October 19th, 2015  A design for the hostel came A design came.   A design came.   I felt like jumping for joy. No matter […]

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Hostel Making Story13

Hi.  I am Hazuki, the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL.  I’m writing how this hostel was made based on the writings that I had accumulated in the past.   ■ October 16th, 2015  Going to Hiroshima As soon as I had done my job on Friday, I hurried back home and crammed PC and clothes […]

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Hostel Making Story12

Hi.  I am Hazuki, the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL.  I’m writing how this hostel was made based on the writings that I had accumulated in the past.   ■ October 12th, 2015  Think how to proceed my work through making a website How can I make a website?  …By myself?   If I make […]

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Hostel Making Story11

Hi.  I am Hazuki, the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL.  I’m writing how this hostel was made based on the writings that I had accumulated in the past.   ■ October 10th, 2015  Found a remodeling contractor! Actually, I sent out messages on Twitter to a remodeling and DIY contractor that I met through Twitter. […]

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Hostel Making Story10

Hi.  I am Hazuki, the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL.  I’m writing how this hostel was made based on the writings that I had accumulated in the past.   ■ October 8th, 2015  Signed a temporary contract!   I got a phone call from Mr. N.  “The owner of the property said ‘it’s not impossible […]

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Hostel Making Story 9

Hi, I am Hazuki, the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL.  I’m writing how this hostel was made based on the writings that I had accumulated in the past.   ■2015/10/5 – Rejected from Property A! I visited JFC yesterday for primary consultation. I presented them the reference based on property A, but it cannot be rent […]

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Hostel making Story 8

Hi, I am Hazuki, the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL.  I’m writing how this hostel was made based on the writings that I had accumulated in the past.   ■2015/9/26 –Property previewing I went to preview the property that I was looking at since July. I should say I finally went.   Location★★★★★: Very convenient such […]

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【Tourism】Sho’s Hiroshima Report

Sho-san is a friend of mine and visited Hiroshima all the way from Tokyo.  Here’s her travelogue.  I am sure it will give you some tips for your journey plans. (Text enclosed by the marks ※ is additional information from me, Hazuki)   **** I visited my friend’s new home! And also, I managed to […]

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【Tourism】Let’s visit Okunoshima Island

Hello. I am Hazuki, the owner of the Evergreen Hostel. Here is a story of an excursion to Okunoshima Island.  Access information will follow. Okunoshima Island is a small island off the coast of Tadanoumi with a circumference of only 4km.  The entire island is a Kokumin Kyukamura [National Park Resort Village].  In old days […]

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【Tourism】I’ve had a go at Owl Café

Hi, I’m the owner, Hazuki. Tomoko-chan and I happened to become friends at driving school (!) and together we went to an owl café in Hiroshima.  Tomoko-chan just loves owls.  It was a debut for me. Tomoko-chan is a local girl, born and bred in Honkawacho.  Perhaps she knows good  okonomiyaki restaurants in the area. […]

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Hostel Making Story5

Hi, I am Hazuki, the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL.  I’m writing how this hostel was made based on the writings that I had accumulated in the past.   ■ July 23rd, 2015  Introduced the first property Mr. N, department manager, sent me an email at once.  How fast! “I’ve attached a property information.  I’m […]

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[AROUND THE HOSTEL] AN OKONOMIYAKI RECOMMENDATION

My friend Tomoko-chan was raised in Honkawa-cho area, so she’s the real deal. (She’s pretty obsessed with owls too, so she even dragged me to an owl café in central Hiroshima once. ) So I sneakily asked her about some good restaurants. “Pretty much anywhere you go in Honkawa-cho is good, but if I had […]

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[Tourism]Use more LCC.

Hi, I am the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL, Hazuki. Do you know what is LCC, a low-cost carrier? “I’ve heard of it, but I’ve never used it before.” “It’s about an airplane, right?” I think many of you are like this. Yes, it’s an airline which has a lower fare because of its minimum […]

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Fishes are delicious in Setouchi.

Hi, I am the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL, Hazuki. What I thought after moving here is this: Fishes are cheap here! Fishes in Hiroshima… I can’t help buying them because all of them look delicious. It was my first time to see “yazu” after I moved here. I didn’t have any clue about this fish.  […]

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[Tourism]Visited Miyajima by bicycle !!!

Hi, I am Hazuki , the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL. I came to Miyajima by bicycle today since it was such a beautiful sunny day, even though I had many things to do and my bicycle was not for long road trip.lol   It was 20km one way to Miyajima-guchi station from my hostel. […]

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[Tourism]Nice season for CAFE by the river…

Hi, I am Hazuki, the owner of  THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL. The season has finally come to be relaxed and enjoy bathing in the warmth of the sun, especially at one of the many cafes along the river in Hiroshima.Let me recommend to you my favorite 3 cafes which you can enjoy during your stay in Hiroshima. […]

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My background

Hello, it’s me, the Evergreen Hostel owner, Hazuki.   Since construction for the rooms isn’t really going as planned, I thought I’d write a bit about my work history. So, as a bit of a spoiler, I’ll just say that this is pretty much about a working woman in her 30’s who recently moved to […]

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[Tourism] Secret Village! Kagura Onsen Touji Mura

Hi, I’m the host of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL, Hazuki! I asked Yuka to drive me around again! (I took my drivers license after I came to here, but have only driven once…) *Yuka and I used to belong to the same team at the university, and she’s been in Hiroshima for 3 years now for business. She says “Now that I live […]

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[Tourism]What’s the Flower festival in Hiroshima?

Hello , I am Hazuki  , the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL.   This is my first time to stay in Hiroshima in Golden week (GW : Japanese long holiday). I have been wondering how I can enjoy the time in Hiroshima this time of year, since all prefecture in Japan has many different events […]

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The nearest PUBLIC BATH

土橋湯(Dobashi-Yu) Address: 3-4,Dobashicho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima Open: 14:30~22:00 Close: 5th, 15th, 25th, Every month Adult(12years old~): 430JPY Child(6-12years old): 150JPY The start of bath culture in Japan extends back to the 6th century. In the Buddhist teachings that came to Japan at that time, washing dirt off the body was considered to be an important […]

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【Tourism】Sera was full of flowers…

Hi, I am the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL, Hazuki. Today, I visited “Sera” with Yuka, my junior in school. Que sera SERA~♪ I’ve heard of the name of the place before, because our designer, Mr. Miyazaki, is from Sera. But… where is it located?   【世羅の予習】 【Review of Sera】 ①The town is located in […]

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[Tourism]JUST HOW CLOSE ARE THE HOSTEL AND THE ATOMIC BOMB SITE?

Hello! It’s the owner of the Evergreen Hostel, Hazuki! The Atomic Bomb Dome, a place designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. It’s also a site that every tourist will check out, I think. Of course the name “atomic bomb dome” came after the bombing of Hiroshima, but before that it was originally known […]

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Cherry blossom spots in Hiroshima

It’s already the end of the school year, a time when checks from the ward office take too long, and when workers and craftsmen can’t get started on simple work. And I was really hoping to open before Golden week( japanese huge holidays in May)…   Even though I’ve been at it all the time […]

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First Blog

Hello, I am the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL, Hazuki. The Sakura (cherry blossoms) are beautiful right now. Well, time for my first blog post, what should I write…?  ■About me I was born in Tokyo, but because of my family`s work I moved around a lot. Every two to three years I would move, mainly […]