Tsugaru-han Neputa Mura is a tourist spot where visitors can experience a quasi-Hirosaki Neputa Festival. The fan-shaped Neputa actually used in the festival are exhibited for viewing. Visitors can also try the taiko (Japanese drums) along with the Neputa musicians themselves. Live Tsugaru-shamisen performance are also open for viewing.
There is a facility for visitors to see, experience, and buy Tsugaru traditional artwork, with shops selling local produce such as vegetables, apples, and rice.
Traditional Art Crafting Experience
Visitors can experience making various traditional art crafts such as Kingyo Neputa (Goldfish neputa), Tsugaru tako (kite), Hirosaki Kokeshi (wooden dolls), apple bell drawing, Tsugaru lacquer and Kogin-zashi (Tsugaru needlework).
|Fee||¥1,000 ~ *Varies by the type of craft|
|Time Required||Approximately 60 ~ 210 minutes|
Under the instructions of a professional shamisen player, visitors can learn and experience Tsugaru-shamisen. The lesson difficulty is adjusted to each participant’s ability, so even beginners are welcome to apply.
*Prior reservation required at least seven days in advance.
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|Fee||¥1,500 (A Ticket for Neputa Village is included)|
|Time Required||60 minutes|
|Address||61 Kamenoko-machi Hirosaki-shi Aomori 036-8332|
|Open||Visiting/Experience Area (Paid area) 9:00~17:00 *9:00~16:00 between December and March Shopping Area (Free Area) 9:00~17:00 (Restaurant “Tsugaru Umaiya opens at 10:00) *Hours are extended during Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival (Please contact us for more details)|
|Closed||December 31st (The local produce shop “Hirosaki Shinsen-gumi” is closed December 31st to January 3rd.)|
|Price||[Visiting/Experience Area (Paid area)]
Junior High/High School Students ¥350（¥300）
Elementary School Students ¥200（¥180）
Preschooler (Over 3 year old) ¥100（¥90）
*Prices in the ( ) are discounted group prices. (Group discount for 25 people or more)