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Guesthouse in Kyoto of Japan for backpackers
関西の京都で外国人バックパッカーズと国際交流ができるゲストハウス

Because you can ENJOY the international exchange with Japanese! We promote staying hostel to Japanese customers who want to communicate with foreigners.

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.

Travel tips

Transportation

One day bus pass

500 yen one day pass by Kyoto City Bus is useful for city sightseeing. You can hop-on/off within most parts of the city. This is only good for City Bus.


Kyoto Sightseeing Pass

All City Buses, subway lines, and most of Kyoto Bus lines are available. 1 day pass 1200 Yen, 2 day pass 2000 Yen, half pricefor children.


Kansai Thru Pass

If you travel around Kansai area for a few days, Kansai Thru Pass is moresuitable. You can ride on subways, private railways and buses in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe, and Wakayama. This economical ticket is available for 2 days (3,800Yen) or 3 days (5,000 Yen) use. And you will receive special services in various facilities, including temples in Kyoto and Nara. You can buy it at KIX(Kansai Itnl AP) Travel Counter, Kyoto City Bus Center at Kyoto Station, Shin-Osaka station subway infomation center and Itami AP infomation center.


JR West Railway Pass

If you prefer travelling in Kansai mostly using JR, JR West Railway Pass can help you. This pass allows unlimited use of the ordinary-class cars (including rapid-service and special rapid-service trains) in the Kansai area including Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, and other famous sightseeing locations.

--->Check the Railway lines or Stations on the train map here!


One day tour

Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

4-hour City walking tour in English by an experienced local tour guide. Every Mon., Wed. and Fri. from March to November. No reservation needed. Meet at the central exit of JR Kyoto Station at 10:00. 2,000 Yen for one (1,000 Yen for children aged 13-15, free for small children).