Jepara is a city at the north coast of Central Java. Jepara is known as center of teak-wood furniture production, the birth place of the national heroine Kartini and the woodcarving industry. Jepara is the jump of point for ferries and speedboats to Karimunjawa.
Jepara regency is one of the regencies in Central Java Province. Jepara geographically located at position 110 ° 9 '48.02 "to 110 ° 58' 37.40" east longitude, 5 ° 43 '20.67 "to 6 ° 47' 25.83" South latitude, so that is an area the north end of Central Java Province. Jepara district bordering the Java Sea in the West and North, Pati and Kudus in the East, as well as in South Demak. Jepara district also includes the Karimun Islands, which is located in the Java Sea. Land area Jepara 1004.189 km2 with 72 KM long coastline.
A short visit to the TIC or 'Tourist Information Centre' in Semarang will ensure you find transport to Jepara, usually a small comfortable bus seating around 10 people with air conditioning. They leave at multiple times daily, for around Rp. 30,000.
Buses from Semerang leave Terboyo bus terminal everyday from 5am to 5pm and cost between Rp. 10,000 and Rp. 15,000. Expect to pay twice the amount if you put your backpack on an empty seat (there are no luggage compartments on small buses).
Taxis are a bit hard to find. Becaks are fairly easy. Motorbikes can be rented from some of the motorcycle dealers.
Schedule for ferry service to/from Karimunjawa Islands is available at Karimunjawa Info Page.
As of Sept 27th, 2015 displayed schedule in Jepara's Karting harbour to Karimunjawa is as follows : Express Bahari (fast boat) Monday 9am, Tuesday 9am,Friday 9am, Saturday 7am. Siginjai (slow boat) Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 6:30am, Saturday/Monday 7am
Jepara anniversary is celebrated every year on the 10th of April. The process of Jepara anniversary held on 9 April. Beginning with dance in the Regency courtyard pavilion themed Queen Kaliyamat struggle for power, continued walking karnaval toward the Tomb Mantingan, and ends with the replacement luwur (Covers Tomb) Queen Kalinyamat and Sultan Hadlirin (her husband). Evening lectures held at the tomb complex and leather puppet in Jepara city square
Typical Art of Jepara
1. Weaving Troso Troso is the name of a village located in the district of Pecangaan Jepara. In the village is the place weaving Troso communities located. 2. Monel Monel metal is a type of iron in other places people used to call white steel. The uniqueness of this metal among others, does not rust, because it is suitable for body-worn accessory. All kinds of accessories, ranging from necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, belt up tool for scrapings. This accessories is being produced and are sold in the village kriyan, Kalinyamatan, Jepara, about 18 km south from the direction of the Holy Jepara.
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