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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.


Mulyoharjo Woodcarving Workshop

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.

Get in[edit]

From Semarang there you can hail a 7 seaters Toyota Innova by Central Java Transporter, +62 852 2599 3574 (), [1].  edit they serve you to Karimunjawa tour packages

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).

Get around[edit]

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

See[edit][add listing]

  • Museum Kartini, Town square (located at the main town square Alun alun). 8:00-14:00. Raden Ayu (Ajeng) Kartini (21 April 1879 – 17 September 1904) was born in Jepara. Kartini was a pioneer in promoting women's rights in Indonesia and after her death became the first Indonesian national heroine. The Museum showcases memorabilia of Kartini and her brother Sosrokartono, but also historic artefacts and handicrafts of Jepara.Open Daily from Moonday until Sunday. Ticke on Monday until Friday, for Adult : Rp. 2.000; Children : Rp. 1.500; On Saturday until Monday Adult : Rp. 3.500; Children Rp.2.000 Admission is free.  edit
  • Bandengan Beach, Desa Bandengan. located at west of Jepara square, Bandengan beach have beautiful white sand. admission price to object only 5,000 IDR on weekend, 3,000 IDR on regular day. If we want to go there, we can use private car.  edit
The war of fire Tegalsambi village
The anniversary Jepara city 464

Jepara anniversary[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • RM. Kampoeng Daun, Jl. Kartini 10 B Jepara., 081 2250 8809, [2]. Special Garang asem, sop buntut, ayam goreng kampung, Kopi Luwak Jepara.  edit
  • Maribu - Restaurant, Ballroom, Gazebo, Jl. Shima. 20 Jepara., 0291 596656. Delicious Indonesian, Thailand, and Japanese cuisine. Jepara.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • SCJ ( Shopping Center Jepara ). all drink : es dawet, es gempol pleret, wedang adon-adon coro, es sup buah etc.  edit
  • Civet Coffee Jepara at Kampung Daun, Jl. Kartini 10 B Jepara, [3]. Civet Coffee Jepara  edit
eat & drink center Jepara

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Segoro Hotel Jepara, Jl. Ringin Jaya 2, [4]. Hotel is located 500m from the bus terminal and around 1.5km from the ferry terminal to Karimunjawa islands. Prices start at Rp. 100,000 for double/twin room with a fan and Rp. 130.000 for a room with AC. Rp. 180,000.  edit
  • Palm Beach Resort and Hotels, Jl. Tirta Samudra No.191, Bandengan, +62291594446. This resort is situated on Bandengan Beach, 10 minutes from downtown Jepara. Beautiful rooms, swimming pool, on-site restaurant/bar - starting from Rp. 578,000 for a deluxe room. Also has cottages and superior rooms. IDR 578,000. (-6.554651,110.652775) edit
  • d'SEASON Premiere, Jalan Pariwisata no 9, Bandengan Beach, +62291 7511888, [5]. The hotel is located in Bandengan Beach, perfect for business and leisure travelers. Comfortable rooms with spectacular views and AC, swimming pool, private beach, restaurant, ballroom, meeting rooms, WiFi,car rental service, and other facilities. IDR 400.000.  edit


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