No.1306

[Program currently off season.]
Sapporo Walking tour! Yukata Rental and Join a Local Bon Odori (festival folk dance)!

Walking tour in Sapporo city center with English speaking local guide.
Wearing "YUKATA" and Join to local traditional Event "Bon Odori" at Odori Park.

Bon Odori is a festival folk dance held in the evenings during "Bon".
The dancers form circles around the center tower made of wood and dance to the Bon festival songs played by Japanese traditional drums.
Some people wear Yukata, Kimono-like cotton robe.

"Bon" is the custom that Japanese ancient of ancestor worship and Buddhism merge to honor the spirits of one's ancestors.
It has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors' graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars.
It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon Odori.

This program operating only during the period of Bon Odori (11 Aug. - 17 Aug).
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- English guide will meet you at [Mitsuki Sakura].
You can choose your favorite color and pattern from over 100 of Beautiful Yukata.
- Depart from [Mitsuki Sakura] in Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade.
Walk through Nijo Fish Market and little rest at "Tongu" (local Shrine).
- Let’s join Hokkaido Bon Odori (dance) at Odori Park.
Recommend join to kids dance time. It is easy and so fun!
Program currently off season.
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Available time period 11 August 2017 - 17 August 2017
* Reservation Deadline is 3 days prior.
Participation fee Adult (Ages 11 or up): 8,600 yen per person
Child (10 years or younger / over 140cm height): 5,500 yen per person
Child (110cm - 130cm height): 3,500 yen per person
Meeting location Mitsuki Sakura
(Tanuki koji Daio Bld. 6F, Minami 3-jo Nishi 5-chome 23-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo)
* Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade 5-chome
Pick Up Service Pick-up service unavailable.
Required time 4 hours

4:00pm Meet with English guide at [Mitsuki Sakura].
4:00pm-4:30pm Choose Yukata and wearing Yukata.
4:30pm-7:45pm Depart from [Mitsuki sakura] to walking tour.
Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade --> Nijo Fish Market --> Tongu (Local Shrine)
--> Odori Park [Enjoy Bon Odori with local people around 6:00pm-7:00pm]
--> Sapporo Clock Tower -->
7:45pm Return to [Mitsuki Sakura] and Change Yukata to your clothes.
8:00pm The tour ends at [Mitsuki Sakura].

* The above course times are just a rough estimate.
Please understand the schedule might be changed due to traffic, weather or other conditions.
Requirements for participation Minimum: more than 2 adults
* Children must be accompanied with adults.
Things to bring / Required items - Camera or smartphone to take photos of your experience!
Important notices [Note]
We need to know the gender, height, weight, and shoe size of each participant.
Please let us know by writing it down in the questions section.

[Important Notice]
- Please do your makeup and hair set yourself before arriving at Mitsuki Sakura.
- If the Yukata is gets damaged, a separate cost for cleaning fees will be charged.
- You may bring your own Yukata, but the price will not change.
Cancellation Cancellations made by customers will be subject to the following penalty fees:
* 1 day before the tour: 40% of the tour fee
* On the day of the tour: 50% of the tour fee
* No show on the day: 100% of the tour fee
Included in this fee Yukata Fitting, Dressing fee.
Yukata, belt, wooden clogs, small accessories.
English-speaking guide
Tax

* We are enrolled in the Travel Accident Compensation System.
Not included in fees Personal expenses
Payment method - Advance Payment by online credit card.
- Advance Payment by overseas bank transfer.
(Japanese yen only. Please pay the additional bank transfer fee.)
* Note: Payment is due 3 days before the tour date.

Please read the Terms & Conditions before you apply.

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