SHIRAKAWA-GO DOBUROKU FES TOUR
With English-speaking tour conductor.
ABOUT DOBUROKU MATSURI FESTIVAL
People pray to the mountain god for safety and a good harvest and offer doburoku(unrefined sake) to the shrine to express their gratitude. While private alcoholic beverage production is banned in Japan, people in Shirakawa-go are given special permission to produce doburoku for a limited quantity for this festival. Doburoku looks like rice porridge. It is thick and slightly sweet. Doburoku first offered to the shrine later entertains people gathered in the precincts. People there dance, perform niwaka(improvised buffoonery), sing songs and so on. The main celebrations of the Doburoku Festival takes place at the Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine on October 14 and 15.
This Festival is held in honor of the three shrines in Shirakawa-go, World Heritage Site. You will have a chance to taste Doburoku (unrefined sake). Every year lots of people come here to drink Doburoku. With iSite Takayama Tour you can enjoy both the World Heritage Site and Doburoku Festival at the same time. The Doburoku Festival is a great chance to enjoy a day of harvest festival Japanese style!
1:10pm JR Takayama Station Depart
2:00pm Arrive Shirakawa-go
<Staying the village 3 Hours>
5:00pm Depart Shirakawa-go
6:00pm Arrive JR Takayama Station
Minimum number of participants is 2 persons in total. One-person reservations are welcome.
The schedule may vary due to weather and traffic conditions.
Baggage compartments are available on the bus, as well as overhead storage for smaller items.
For pick-up at JR Takayama Station WEST EXIT(HAKUSAN Gate).Be careful, the pick-up spot for your tour is NOT the standard route bus station(Nohi Bus Terminal). Please refer to the map above, and come at least 10 minutes before departure time. The bus will depart promptly so take care not to be late.
October 14 and 15.
All tours require a reservation. Reservations are available either by reservation system on this website.
Adult fare (age 20 over) :￥4,500
You can pay online when you make the reservation by credit card. If not, please pay by cash on the bus. If you haven't paid online and still prefer paying by credit card please pay in advance at iSite Takayama tour desk.