Watanabe Diary

Letters from Auberge-Watanabe

Toka-sai festival

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Toka-sai is held every year on April 15h. The festival is starting with the ritual of offering peach blossoms to the God. And Bugaku (court dance) and music are performed by Shinto prists with a joy of beautiful spring seasons. Several Noh (noh play) are performed on the Itsukushima shrine noh stage from April 16 to 18 (9am-4pm) as the post-event of the Toka-sai. With your 300yen entrance fee to the shrine, you can enjoy this marvelous performance. 400 professoinal noh performers all over Japan and coming for the event and their traditional costumes are also stunning!
2016/04/18 | Category : days

Mt. Misen


Many people enjoy hiking to Mt. Misen. We are located right next to the entrance to the trail "Daishoin course".
2016/04/11 | Category : days

Late afternoon


It's time to go home.
2016/04/10 | Category : days

Fresh green


Bright fresh greens are replacing beatiful cherry blossoms.
2016/04/9 | Category : days



Harmonious spring colors on a white canvas.
2016/04/6 | Category : days