2 to 3 hours
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‘Umajin’…part horse (uma)/ part man (jin)…and unique symbol of historical horse-rearing town, Towada City! These, err, special hats might look strange, but they are the perfect way to break the ice and strike up some fun conversation communication! For this reason, ‘Umajin’ has even been recognised with a ‘Good Design’ award. Indulge in a light-hearted night of bar-hopping between some of Towada’s fantastic local haunts with your local expert ‘Umajin’ guide!
Meet at Towada Art Museum. Enjoy the chance to see the beautiful ‘Fragments of Colour’ installation only displayed at night!
Join your charismatic local guide in donning the symbol of the town – ‘Umajin’! Part man, part horse, ‘Umajin’ is a reference to the history of horse-rearing in the town and has become somewhat of a local legend! Tonight you will be truly welcomed as one of the Towada locals in your ‘Umajin’ hat.
Set off on foot to the down-town area of the city to investigate the local eating and drinking scene!
Your guide will point out interesting artistic and cultural highlights of the town along the way.
Spend about an hour eating and drinking at the first bar which serves a selection of tasty local dishes!
The second bar will be up to the choice of your Umajin guide! Depending on the vibe of the evening, you might end up at a yakitori bar, an izakaya, a ‘snack’ karaoke bar – the world is your oyster!
Your final ‘hop’ will be a local Towada tradition – “Katsu curry ramen” to soak up a multitude of sins before dismounting from your Umajin persona.
Tour ends. Return to your lodging or continuing the party sans guide!