Tsugaru-han Neputa Mura

One-day Experience - Hirosaki-city

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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).

Location Craft Shop
Fee ¥1,000 ~ *Varies by the type of craft
Time Required Approximately 60 ~ 210 minutes

Tsugaru-shamisen Experience

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.

For More Information info@neputamura.com FAX :0172-39-1212
Fee ¥1,500 (A Ticket for Neputa Village is included)
Time Required 60 minutes

Basic Information

Address 61 Kamenoko-machi Hirosaki-shi Aomori 036-8332
Tel 0172-39-1511
Fax 0172-39-1212
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)]
Adult ¥550(¥450)
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)
Wi-Fi Not Available
URL (Japanese) http://www.neputamura.com/

Transportation

JR Hirosaki Station Central Entrance Bus Stop Konan Bus Dote-machi Loop Bus 13-minute ride (¥100) Get off at Bunka Center (Culture Center) Stop 8-minute walk Neputa Village *”Tamenobu-go” Bus (¥100) is available from Hirosaki Station to Neputa-mura. (In service from April 1st to November 30th)

JR Hirosaki Station

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