Experience New Year in Japan

Highlights

How would you like to spend New Year’s like a Japanese person? Each event and tradition holds meaning of family and well wishes for the year ahead. We hope your New Year will be the happiest as you experience traditions like mochi pounding, decoration making, cooking New Year dishes and making your first visit to a shrine for the New Year.

OUTLINE

What’s Included

Experience Japanese New Year’s, cook and eat traditional, New Year’s cuisine, Stay at Ryokan inn, Insurance

Not included

Any additional meals and drinks

Meeting place

TOUR COURSE

Day One
13:05

Meet at Yamoto Station
[Best train option: JR Senseki-Tohoku Line Rapid for Ishinomaki: Departs Sendai Station 12:17 from platform 2 (40 mins, 9 stops)]

13:05

Walking tour of town

13:30

Lesson about New Year in Japan

13:45

Break-time/tour of ‘Kurasshik-park’ centre

14:30

Try New Year calligraphy, experience making New Year decorations and shrine ornaments

15:30

Mochi (rice-cake) pounding and New Year cuisine cooking lesson

17:00

Prepare the New Year meal and eat!

18:30

Check-in to Ryokan inn accommodation

Day Two

head to ‘Kurasshik-park’ centre after breakfast

09:00

Experience wearing a kimono

09:30

Experience ‘Hatsumode’ – the first visit to a shrine for the New Year.

10:00

Experience traditional game, change out of kimono

11:40

Souvenir shopping time at ‘Antenna Shop Machindo’

TOUR DETAILS

Where
Yamoto Station (JR Senseki-Tohoku Line)
Time
Two days, one night
Size
Up to 10 people (Min. two persons)
Price
53000 yen
Sign-up Deadline
three weeks prior
Cancellation Policy
Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.
Two days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%
Note
If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.

TOUR PLAN

Basic Plan

Price 53000 yen

Are you looking for a ‘deeper’ kind of travel?

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