Summer Festival Fever (August 3 – 6)

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August 3 – 6

Summer Festival Fever (August 3 – 6)

Experience Four of Japan’s Largest Summer Festivals

Highlights

August in Tohoku is hot and the Summer festivals even hotter!

Tohoku is home to some of Japan’s most dynamic and exciting Summer events and traditions. Prepare to dance, chant and get lost in the hypnotic rhythm of taiko drums…
Your adventure starts with the colourful ornate festival floats of Hachinohe City’s ‘Sansha Tasai’ festival, the perfect warm-up for the next night of celebrations at Tohoku’s most famous summer festival, Aomori City’s Nebuta Matsuri!

Forget watching from the sidelines, here will transform into a Haneto dancer and JOIN the parade with the Aomori locals. Next up is the incredible spectacle of Akita’s Kanto Matsuri (Pole lantern festival) where festival performers balance 12 metre high poles adorned with close to 50 lanterns on their foreheads, shoulders, hands…you name it! Your summer festival journey will wrap up in Tohoku’s capital city, Sendai, during ‘Tanabata’ (Star Festival). Dress in traditional ‘Yukata’ and walk through forests of colourful Tanabata decorations!

TOUR COURSE

DAY 1

・Join the colourful excitement as 27 giant festival floats parade the streets of Hachinohe City during the famous ‘Sansha Taisai festival’

DAY 2

・Don’t just watch, JOIN the incredible ‘Nebuta’ festival of Aomori City!

   

・Wear traditional ‘Haneto’ dancer costume.

   

・Dance behind the giant ‘Nebuta’ festival floats with locals.

DAY 3

・Drive the ‘Aspite Line’ Highland Road through Towada-Hachimantai National Park to the mysterious Lake Tazawa.

   

・Watch in awe as locals balance 12m high poles carrying up to 46 lanterns at the incredible Akita Kanto (Pole Lantern) festival.

DAY 4

・Visit the temples and shrines of UNESCO World Heritage Hiraizumi.

 

  

・Experience Sendai Tanabata (Star Festival) in the capital city of Tohoku.

  

・Dress in traditional ‘Yukata’ and walk through forests of colourful Tanabata decorations made from rice-paper

What’s Included

Private transport & driver-guide (English speaking) , Easy access to four of Japan’s largest summer festivals , Local Japanese cuisine (All meals included. Vegetarian catering available upon request)

Not included

Additional meals and drinks

Meeting place

DAY 1

・Join the colourful excitement as 27 giant festival floats parade the streets of Hachinohe City during the famous ‘Sansha Taisai festival’

DAY 2

・Don’t just watch, JOIN the incredible ‘Nebuta’ festival of Aomori City!

   

・Wear traditional ‘Haneto’ dancer costume.

   

・Dance behind the giant ‘Nebuta’ festival floats with locals.

DAY 3

・Drive the ‘Aspite Line’ Highland Road through Towada-Hachimantai National Park to the mysterious Lake Tazawa.

   

・Watch in awe as locals balance 12m high poles carrying up to 46 lanterns at the incredible Akita Kanto (Pole Lantern) festival.

DAY 4

・Visit the temples and shrines of UNESCO World Heritage Hiraizumi.

 

  

・Experience Sendai Tanabata (Star Festival) in the capital city of Tohoku.

  

・Dress in traditional ‘Yukata’ and walk through forests of colourful Tanabata decorations made from rice-paper

TOUR DETAILS

Where
Shin-Aomori Station
Time
Four days, three nights (August 3 – 6)
Size
Two – four persons (minimum of two persons)
Price
560000 yen (※approx. 5,100 USD)
Sign-up Deadline
30 days prior to tour start date
Cancellation Policy
More than 30 days: Deposit
15 days - 29 days prior: 30%
6 – 14 days prior: 70%
No show – 5 days prior: 100%
Note
If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.

TOUR PLAN

Basic Plan

Price 560000 yen (approx. 5,100 USD)

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