August 13, 2016

Obon odori and summer festival in Takayama

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

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