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Participating Historical Purifying Ritual “Somin-sai” in Iwate

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HIGHLIGHTS

A very unique and inspiring experience that you never had before.

  • Real purifying ritual that has more than 1000 years history.
  • Dynamic and spectacle performance.
  • Beautiful scenery with the contrast of the snow and the mountain.
  • 13 hour total

  • English

  • Age 18+

  • 1 〜 10

YOUR HOST

Matsurism

We connect Japanese very local and historical event called “Matsuri” and foreigners who are interested in Japanese local culture. We will guide you to participate in Matsuri smoothly.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Somin-sai has been carried out for more than 1000 years. Local people prays for their good health purifying their body with the water and the fire. You can participate in Somin-sai with local people and will feel much energy. Iwate is located in Tohoku area, 2.5 hours from Tokyo by bullet train. Chusonji temple, which is registered as the World Cultural Heritage site of UNESCO, is also in Iwate and close to Somin-sai venue. ※ Female is not supposed to participate in, however, still can enjoy watching it. Child fare applies for women participants.

  • Welcome board

  • Purifying with the water

  • Purifying with the fire and the smoke

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DETAILS

  • Duration

    13h

    (17:30 〜 07:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    JR Mizusawa-Esashi station

  • Participants Guests

    1 〜 10

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age

    18+

  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥24,000〜

  • Children(4~11)

    ¥7,000〜

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

funndoshi, tabi, udon, sake

NOTES

  • Things to bring

  • Meeting Point

    JR Mizusawa-Esashi station

  • Additional Info

    ・Transportation and food is not included.
    ・Child fare applies for women participants.
    ・Due to the severe cold weather in Iwate in February (under 0℃), a person who has risk of heart disease is not allowed to participate.

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.

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