Kagura performance with an authentic dinner at a local’s home

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“Yo-Kagura", which literally means “Night time entertainment for gods” is a village festival that has been passed down from generation to generation for more than 800 years in Takachiho, making it one of the oldest shinto rituals in Japan. It is said that Yo-kagura started as a prayer for harvest in ancient times, and kept evolving to this day as a shinto ritual and a form of entertainment with music and theatrical dance. It holds a special place in the hearts of the locals in Takachiho and is part of daily life. Watch a Yo-Kagura performance at a private local residence, while enjoying seasonal delicacies. We are sure you will be blown away by the dancers' passion and good energy! This is an exclusive, exciting and fun opportunity, where you will be able to not only see a traditional performance, but also share a table and talk with the friendly locals. Let’s deep dive into the authentic lifestyle of Takachiho!

< A little background about “Kagura” >
The Takachiho Kagura is a traditional dance and theatrical shinto ritual that tells the story of the “Iwato-Gakure” myth. Amaterasu Omikami, the Goddess of the sun, was said to have retreated to a cave near the Amanoiwato shrine, after a dispute with her brother. When she entered the cave, she took the light of the world with her, leaving the world in darkness. The other deities in despair, finally succeeded to tempt her out of the cave with special dance and music, which made all the deities laugh so much that Amaterasu became curious and peeked out of the cave, bringing back the light into the world. While Kagura is a serious shinto ritual, it is full of humor and the best way to feel the Takachiho spiritual lifestyle.

[Dates]
All Season
[Time]
18:30〜21:30 Approx. 2h
[Number of Participants]
Min. 1 Max. 10
[The tour includes]
・Yo-Kagura shinto ritual / performance
・Visit a Takachiho local family’s home
・Delicious local dinner made with love by “Okami”, the landlady
・Meet more locals !
[Not included]
Hotel pick-up & drop-off
Drinks *Pay on cash
[Tour Rate(Inc.TAX)]
¥100,000
[Cancellation policy]
Up to 3 days prior, no cancellation fee.
2 days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%

*Cancellation warning:
Please note that any service charges or fees incurred when paying by credit card are not refundable.
[Meeting point]
At the location where the tour will take place.
*We will let you know by email in advance where the tour will take place.

[Note]

Please be sure to purchase appropriate travel insturance in advance.

Kagura performance with an authentic dinner at a local’s home

¥100,000