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Jepara— despite the official spelling, the name is usually pronounced and not uncommonly written Jepara or just Jeporo (Jeporo red-bahasa jawa) — is a major tourist destination in Central Java. It is the capital city of the province of Central Java Special Region which is in the north part of the Central Java province, Indonesia.

Handcraft of Mulyoharjo Jepara


Jepara is a bustling little town, with a population of approximately 100,000 people and has totaled the most popular tourist destination on the north coast of Java, most of the territory consists of the beach and the beautiful highlands.    Jepara name itself comes from the word Japara derived from the word Edge, Edge Mara and Jumpara who became Jepara, which means a place of settlement of the traders who trade to regions.

Get in[edit]

Jepara is the north side of the city that can travel from Semarang to use taxi or public bus for 2 hours. Also can travel with use the services of travel. for travel service providers who can some be contacted: Bejeu, DayTrans, Kencana, Central Java TIC, Kartika, Penama, Tri Star etc.

Bejeu Travel, Pengkol Jepara, Jl. Kopral Safari, +62 85290501977, [1]. Jepara - Semarang IDR 30,000 (Semarang).  edit

Day Trans, Trio Travel, Jl. Pemuda, +62 291 595 033, [2]. Day Trans : Jepara - Semarang, Jepara - Jogjakarta. IDR 30,000 (Semarang).  edit

By plane[edit]

From Semarang's Ahmad Yani International Airport, 82 km north of town, is a small but busy mostly-domestic hub.

There is a tourist information desk, ATM and taxi stand in the arrival hall. Official airport taxis are available for around IDR 200,000 depending on your destination to jepara , pay at the taxi desk in arrival terminal and then head for the official taxi rank. Give the receipt to your driver, there is no need for any additional payment

  • Bandar Udara Internasional Ahmad Yani (Ahmad Yani International Airport), Jl Puad A Yani Bandara Ahmad Yani 50149, ☎ +62 24 7608735 (fax: +62 24 7612282).

By bus[edit]

The main bus station Semarang is 'Terboyo', 28 km to the north coast of Java Jepara. we can take a bus to jepara with cost Rp 12,000. there are several bus operators there, Sumber Hamita, Muji Jaya, Hosanna, Langgeng, Mekar Sari , Brigadir etc.

When he got in Terminal Jepara, we can get information about the places from officer terminal. if you want to Karimunjawa we can ride tricycles costs IDR 10.000.

Get around[edit]

Jepara is a relatively small city, so travelling around town should not be too expensive. If you are traveling on foot, note that a street sign facing you at a corner indicates the name of the street you are entering, not the cross street. The Tourism Authority has maps in English that can be obtained from its offices next to Hotel / Tourist Information Center (TIC).

Becak (traditional pedicabs) are an entertaining way of seeing the city, albeit quite slowly. Expect Becak drivers to quote prices inflated to at least 3 times for the average tourist.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Museum Kartini. located in the Panggang Village, Jepara district, precisely at Square No. 1, Jepara, on the north Pendodo Kab. Jepara. Facility: museum, art and cultural centre, photo RA. Kartini. Opened with admission IDR 1.000 : Mon-Fri 08:00 to 17:00 - Saturday 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. - Sunday 09:00 to 5:00 p.m
  • Makam Sultan Hadlirin. located in the Mantingan Village, south of alun-alun jepara, Facility: heritage mosque, Sultan tomb.
  • Gelora Bumi Kartini Stadium (SGBK). located in the Mulyoharjo district, approximately 2km to the west of the square jepara. Facility: Sport center, quarters of Persijap Jepara (Division group of ISL)

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Mandi lulur A traditional skin-care done by rubbing special spices to the skin to exfoliate it. Very relaxing. Many hotels offer this service. Or ask your hotel reception for a reputable place.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Kain Tenun Troso. You can buy anything made with Tenun ikat in Troso. Troso weaving yarns made ​​from alloy wrapped neatly woven fabric of a long stick, according to the desired size.
  • House of Hoedas, jl. Raya Troso. ☎ +62 291 754346.
  • Dewi Shinta, Jl Bugel KM 2. ☎ +62 2910755281.
  • Gaya Remaja, Jl. Pecangaan -Bugel. ☎ +62 291 755390.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Casual dining:

  • Rumah Makan Maribu, Jl Shima Jepara. [5] ☎ +62 291 596655,
  • Pondok Roso, Jl. Slamet Riyadi 261. [6] ☎ +62 271 727020,


  • Kentucky Fried Chicken, Jl.pemuda no.23. ☎ +62 291 596638. American style fastfood. Approx. US$4/person.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Dawet or called 'cendol' in west java/Jakarta tastes good and cools you down during the hot days in Solo. This drink is made with coconut milk and brown-javanese sugar and sort-of gelatine. Thus it is sweet and usually served with ice-cubes. Gempol plered is made from coconut milk with rice balls and a looks like some kind of 'pangsit'. Sometimes it served with rock ice. The taste is mix between sweet and little bit salty.

Sleep[edit][add listing]


  • Jepara Indah Hotel, ""Jl, +62291591054. Approx US$15/night.  edit
  • Segoro Hotel, ""Jl., +62291591974. checkin: Approx US$15/night.  edit
  • Palm Beach Resort, ""Jl., +62291594446, [4]. Approx US$15/night.  edit
  • Kalingga Hotel, ""Jl, +62291591054. Approx US$15/night.  edit


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