【Aomori】Summer Festival Fever in Aomori
- Beginners welcome - First try
- Empty-hands OK
- Meal included
- Operate rain or shine
- Children welcome
Possible number of bookings2～4
Participating ageAge 5歳 ～ Age 90 歳
Duration1 Day or more
Experience two of Japan's biggest summer festivals!
✔ See the colourful and vibrant floats of Hachinohe's 'Sansha Taisai' festival!
✔ Don't just watch, JOIN the incredible Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori City!
✔ Visit Japan's largest morning market!
✔ Enjoy local Japanese cuisine and sake tasting along the way!
Forget whatever you’ve heard about the Tohoku locals being quiet and shy…grab your dancing shoes and get ready to party at two of Japan’s most exciting summer festivals!
The tour will kick-off in Eastern Aomori Prefecture, Hachinohe City, known for the vibrant colourful floats of its ‘Sansha Taisai’ festival. But don’t party too hard, as the next morning you’ll be up with the sparrows to explore the 400+ stalls of local food and novelties at Japan’s largest morning market, Tatehana Wharf Morning Market (as seen on ‘Abroad in Japan’).
Next you’ll move to the prefectural capital, Aomori City, for the tour highlight: the world-famous Nebuta Matsuri! Here you won’t just watch from the sidelines…you’ll dress in traditional costume and join the hundreds of ‘Haneto’ dancers, dancing behind the incredible 3D lantern floats.
Tour price includes all meals (vegetarian catering available on request) and two nights in business-hotel grade accommodation. You will move between locations by rental-car with private driver-guide (English speaking).
*Tour price listed as 300,000 JPY (approx. $2780) . Price will be discounted if more than two persons join the tour (max 4).
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Meet at the stained-glass windows of Sendai Sta. 12:30 Visit ‘Date no Komichi’ local produce and souvenir area of Sendai Station to sample some local Japanese sake!
Visit ‘Sendai’s Kitchen’, Sendai Morning Market. This market is always buzzing with local shoppers and restaurant owners searching for the freshest local produce from the many fish-mongers, vegetable and fruit stands and specialty stores.
Taiyaki store (fish shaped sweet pancake) You can enjoy Taiyaki across Japan, but Sendai’s ‘Taikichi’ store is famous for its unique filling flavours, including some Sendai-limited flavours like ‘Zunda-mochi’ or even beef-tongue curry!
Visit ‘Mitaki Fudoson’, a temple hidden within the busy shopping arcade. Hear the story of ‘Sendai Shiro’ and make a prayer for good fortune!
Drop-in to Abehei Kamaboko Here you can try grilling your own Sasa-kama to enjoy it at its best – straight off the grill!
Sendai’s oldest department store, Fujisaki After feasting your eyes on all of the tasty goods in the ‘Depa-chika’ basement, discover another mysterious shrine in an unexpected location…
Take a walk around Sendai Backstreet Soak-up the retro vibes of the various hole-in-the-wall bars, restaurants and shops and take some notes for your dinner later!
And it’s off to follow the footsteps of Date Masamune himself by jumping aboard Sendai’s ‘Loople’ sight-seeing bus.
At the beautiful ‘Zuihoden’, mausoleum of Date Masamune and several generations of the Date family.
Enjoy the scenic location and decorative architecture.
(Leave on the 14:55 bus)
Ruins of Aoba Castle
Enjoy panaromic views over Sendai City.
Indulge in Date’s favourite snack – Zunda (sweet Edamame bean paste) – in either a unique shake or on top of mochi rice-cake!
(Leave on 15:42 bus)
Walk through the shrine grounds to the main hall, a designated national treasure, to enjoy the intricate Momoyama style architecture. Make a prayer and receive your fortune!
(Leave on final bus16:43)
Arrive back to Sendai Station. End of tour.
Detailed information of this plan
|Required minimum number of participants||2 Person(s)|
|Possible number of bookings||2～4|
|About duration||Two nights, three days (August 3 - 5)|
|Booking deadline||3日前 11時59分まで|
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