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Experience No. 5
Iwate Pref

SOMIN-SAI

A naked festival in severe winterThis festival is held from the midnight through the early morning in midwinter. Participants wearing only a loincloth cleanse their body in the river and expose them to the fire sparks. At the end, they scramble for the “Somin-Bag”, a lucky bag. You can join this rough and powerful festival which has continued for more than 1000 years!

<Access>Tokyo Station → 170min(Tohoku Shinkansen) → Mizusawa-Esashi Station → 30min(car) → Kokusekiji Temple

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Day 1

17:30
Pick-up from Mizusawa-Esashi Station
18:00
Kokuseki-ji Temple
・Lecture about Somin-sai
22:00-7:00
Join Somin-sai

Day 2

7:00-14:00
Enjoy your stay
14:00
Sightseeing (Oshu city)
18:00
Dinner(Japanese BBQ)
20:00
Drop-off your hotel

Day 3

9:00
Visit Hiraizumi, the world heritage site
14:00
Discussion with the locals
18:00
Dinner
20:00
Drop-off your hotel

Day 4

9:00
River cruise in Genbikei Gorge
12:00
Drop-off Ichinoseki Station
JPY 50,000

(Inclusion: Transportation fee from Mizusawa-Esashi Station /Accommodation fee / Meals(2dinner, 2breakfast, 1lunch) /English-speaking guide / Hands-on experiences)

Those who wish to participate, please contact the inquiry form.

Booking

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