Reserved seats at Tohoku’s largest summer fireworks display! Tour Highlights： ✔ Reserved seats at Tohoku’s largest summer fireworks display. ✔ Bus transport - sit back and relax while your driver fights the traffic for you! ✔ Private guide to help you navigate the crowds (and recommend the best street food!) ✔ Delicious lunch of local Akita cuisine. The Omagari Fireworks Festival is the one of the biggest and most exciting summer events in Japan! So much more than just a fireworks display, it is a fierce contest of pyrotechnics between over 30 of Japan’s best fireworks manufacturers. In the space of just a few hours over 20,000 incredible fireworks will light up the summer sky in front of crowds of around 760,000 from all over Japan!! Of course, being a Japanese summer festival, there will be a huge range of delicious street-food and traditional games to be enjoyed at the festival stalls. Join this tour for a hassle-free experience of the ultimate Japanese summer event. With reserved seating waiting for you there is no rush to fight the crowds, and transport by bus means you can sit back and relax (or sleep on the way home!) while the driver takes care of the traffic!
Two of Japan's largest summer festivals in two days ✔ Watch as festival performers balance 15m bamboo poles adorned with paper anterns ✔ Wear traditional 'Yukata' and walk through forests of Tanabata decorations ✔ Find your inner peace during Zen meditation at a UNESCO World Heritage temple ✔ Dine on local food cooked by a private chef and taste local Japanese sake Experience first-hand two of Japan’s largest summer festivals – Akita’s Kanto Matsuri and Sendai’s Tanabata! Both festivals share their origins in the ancient Chinese star festival, but each has developed into its own unique and exciting personality over the centuries. First up is the incredible acrobatic performance of Akita’s ‘Kanto Matsuri’ (pole lantern festival). Kanto performers carry long bamboo poles (some up to 15m) adorned with lanterns, balancing them precariously on their palms, shoulders, foreheads – you name it – all to the sound of traditional music and taiko drumming. In contrast, Sendai’s Tanabata festival is much more subdued but certainly no less colourful! Hundreds of giant ‘Fukunagashi’ decorations made from traditional rice paper are displayed throughout the city, turning the busy shopping arcades.
The best view, minus the crowds! ✔ View the fireworks action up-close from a local boat on the water ✔ Local 'Obento' style picnic dinner and local sake included ✔ Avoid fighting the crowds on the shore for the best view! Every year on the third Sunday of July, the summer sky lights up with hundreds of fireworks over the port city of Shiogama. The event marks the evening before the annual ‘Minato Matsuri’ festival of Shiogama Shrine, one of the ‘Three Great Boat Festivals’ of Japan. Thousands of locals and visitors from around Japan will gather to watch the exciting fireworks display and enjoy some local food and sake! Whilst the atmosphere on the shore is certainly buzzy and exciting, by far the best view of the fireworks in from the water! On this tour you’ll have a chance to experience the best of both worlds! After exploring the festival action on the shore you’ll head to nearby Shichigahama where a local boat will be waiting to take you and your friends out on the water. Along with the incredible view, enjoy the taste of the region with a local ‘obento’ style picnic dinner washed down with some local Japanese sake! Experience summer festival season like the locals!
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!
'Fall' in love with the scenery, tastes and traditions of the season Highlights ✔ Experience one of Japan's top lantern festivals ✔ Trek around the multicoloured lakes of 'Goshikinuma' in Urabandai-Asahi National Park ✔ Cycle through the countryside before a vineyard picnic ✔ Take in the Autumn scenery as you conquer Mt. Adatara ✔ Refresh with an overnight stay in 'Dake Onsen' hot spring village Get ready to throw yourself into the sights, smells, sounds and spirit of Autumn in the Japanese countryside! ~ ‘Kampai’ with the locals as you dance behind festival floats at one of Japan’s best lantern festivals – the Nihonmatsu Chochin Matsuri! ~ Cycle through the countryside before rewarding yourself with a picnic in a local vineyard. ~ Trek around vibrant volcanic lakes and conquer multi-coloured mountains. ~ Indulge in local dishes made from freshly harvested veggies and fruit. ~ After all that action and adventure – rejuvenate with a soak in a hot spring bath. Escape the city for the weekend and discover why there’s no better season to ‘fall’ in love with Japan! Details and booking from this URL: https://www.tohoku-local-secret-tours.jp/tourinfo/1084/
Experience Four of Japan’s Largest Summer Festivals Tour Highlights： ✔ Experience FOUR of Japan’s largest and most exciting Summer festivals ✔ Join the parade at Aomori's 'Nebuta Matsuri' ✔ Private transport and English speaking guide ✔ Local Japanese cuisine (Vegetarian catering upon request) 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 you will transform into a local 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).
Experience two of Japan's biggest summer festivals! Tour Highlights： ✔ 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.
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