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Give in to the powerful rhythm of a small town Tour Highlights： ✔ Deepen your knowledge of the Japanese mind ✔ Meet Miyako City's major drumming team 'Yamada Taiko Group' ✔ Join in the practice and be treated to an exciting performance Feel the powerful spirit of this small town reverberate from Taiko drums! The moment the rhythmic beat of the Taiko drum echos in your chest, you’ve captured a glimpse into the spirit of the Japanese people. Deepen your knowledge of the Japanese mind and culture through the performance and direction of Miyako City’s major drumming team, ‘Yamada Taiko Group’ at their practice session! Join in the practice and be treated to an exciting performance by the group from the best seats in the house! 19:00 Meet at Kuromori Fureaikan 19:10 Brief introduction, start a experience 19:20 Practice drums and have a lecture on how to beat the drums. 20:20 Watch the powerful performance of Yamaguchi Taiko in front of you. 21:00 End of tour, local dissolution == 3,300 JPY per pax Start time：Varies with day Tues・Thurs：19:00～21:00 Sun： Between 13:00～17:00
Discover the tastes of a tiny town in its tiny bars! Tour Highlights： ✔ Visit bars usually full of lively local regulars with guide ✔ Eat, drink and be merry with the bar owners and local customers Welcome to the tiny, retro izakayas and bars of Miyako City, yet to be discovered by tourists! These bars are usually full of lively local regulars, so it might be a little intimidating to enter on your own the first time…! On this tour, you’ll have an English-speaking local guide to lead the way. Eat, drink and be merry with the bar owners and local customers, with your guide there to help overcome any language barriers. You’ll visit two local drinking holes and enjoy some local grub and a glass of your favourite drop at each. Discover new tasty favourites as you master how to eat and drink like a true Japanese local! 18:00 Meet with your guide at Miyako Station (marked with red crab cap) 18:10 After a brief introduction, start a hopping tour and go to the first store 18:20 Arrive at the first store & eat and drink 18:50 Move to the second store 19:00 Arrival at the second store & eating and drinking 19:30 End of hopping tour, local dissolution
You observe the traditional performing arts: Kenbai literary means dance with a sword. Kenbai has a long history. In the Edo-period it was performed in order to pray for dead Samurai. Now, local residents including children take over the performance.You can feel the spirit of the local history and interact with dancers. Tour Highlights： ✔ Chance to experience traditional performing arts ✔ This dance was performed in order to pray for dead Samurai in Edo period. ✔ Now, local residents including children take over the performance. ✔ You can feel the spirit of the local history and interact with dancers.
On March 11, 2011 at 14:46, the powerful earthquake in Japan occurred 70 kilometers off the Pacific coast of the Tohoku Region. Approximately 30 minutes later a devastating tsunami struck the Sanriku Coast. Taro-district is located in the middle of Sanriku Coast. A local resident who experienced the disaster in Taro takes you around Taro-district. You are walking through Tsunami struck area including the massive breakwater and Tsunami memorial building Taro-Kanko hotel. You certainly feel the spirit of 'never surrender'. Tour Highlights： ✔ Learn earthquake from story-teller walking through Tsunami struck area including the massive breakwater. ✔ Visit tsunami memorial building of Taro-Kanko hotel. ✔ You certainly feel the spirit of 'never surrender'.
You can observe professional Japanese Sword-smith craft center. You feel the heat and watch sparks in the process of making the sword. Also, you have a lesson from the sword-smith how to make the sword and actually make a knife for cutting paper. Tour Highlights： ✔ Rare chance to observe professional Japanese Sword-smith craft center！ ✔ Feel the heat and watch sparks in the process of making the sword! ✔ Have a lesson from the sword-smith. ✔ Make a knife for cutting paper!
As it is called 'squid prince' takes you to the authentic fish auction site. You can stand very close to the fish brokers who are participating in the auction. Tour Highlights： ✔ 'Squid prince' takes you to the authentic fish auction site！ ✔ You can stand very close to the fish brokers participating in the auction. ✔ Learn the unique Japanese fishing method and the problems of the fishing industry in Japan. ✔ Have a chance to enjoy fresh marine products! As it is called ‘squid prince’ takes you to the authentic fish auction site. You can stand very close to the fish brokers who are participating in the auction. Not only that, ‘squid prince’ teaches you about the unique Japanese fishing method and the problems of the fishing industry in Japan. After the lesson, you have a chance to enjoy fresh marine products!