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.