Summer is hot and full of festival in Japan !Do you know "obon" ? It is a Buddhist custom to celebrate the ancestors. "Bon odori" means "bon dance", which is a dance to celebrate the ancestors' spirits. Each city has its own dance and music, but it is always constructed with a pattern which is repeated all along the song, and people usually dance in circles. Let's try to dance with locals !
In Takayama near the J-Hoppers Hida Takayama we will have a lot of opportunities to dance and wear yukata ! You should try to wear it at least once if you come to Japan during summer ! Yukata can be easily rented.
- Takayama Jinya Obon odori: 14th and 15th of August 2016
- 3mn from the hostel
- Takayama Bestuin Obon odori : 16th of August 2016
- 15mn from the hostel
- Takayama Ryokan Obon odori : 27th of August 2016
- 5mn from the hostel