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    Age 5~
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Watch the colourful boat parade from the water!

✔ Watch the colourful ocean parade from a private local boat
✔ Avoid fighting the crowds for the best view
✔ Local 'obento' style lunch and local sake included
✔ Experience a Japanese summer festival like the locals

Shiogama’s ‘Minato Matsuri’ festival has been named one of ‘Three Great Boat Festivals’ of Japan, and is one of the most exciting summer events along Miyagi’s coastline.

Every year on the ‘Umi-no-hi’ (Marine Day) public holiday in July, sacred omikoshi (portable shrines) are carried from Shiogama Shrine through the streets to Shiogama Port, where they are loaded onto colourful festival boats called ‘Ryu-maru’ (dragon boat) and ‘Hou-maru’ (pheonix boat). Accompanied by traditional music and a huge display of colourful flags, the festival boats lead a massive parade of over 100 local fishing boats around the port and out into Matsuhima Bay.

On this tour, you can experience the highlights of the festival as the locals do! After exploring the festival action in town and watching the heavy omikoshi be carried down the 200+ front steps of Shiogama Shrine, you will board a local boat to watch the exciting boat parade up-close from the water!

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General information

Required minimum number of participants 2 Person(s)
Possible number of bookings 2~10
Operating period **Finished** Thursday, July 23, 2019
Assembly time 9:30
Booking deadline 3日前 11時59分まで

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15-1, kaigandoori, Shiogama, Miyagi

Assembly point

Meet guide in front of the ticket gates at Hon-Shiogama Station

If you arrive by train

Hon-Shiogama Station is 30 minutes by JR Senseki line train ride from JR Sendai Station

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10:00 Meet at Hon-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line)
10:10 Start of tour
10:30 Walking tour of town area around Shiogama Shrine. Visit/pray at shrine.


Sake appreciation lecture (40 minutes / 12:00)
1)The history and culture of Japanese sake (connections with shrine etc.)
2)How to best enjoy drinking sake


Sake tasting and shopping at Urakasumi Sake Brewery Saura Co. Ltd


Sake and sushi pairing
13:40 End of tour

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