Saturday, 31 May 2014

Swimming season

I met many foreign tourists wondered about when is our swimming season.
The answer is officially, from 1st July until around mid August.

Although of course, you will see people who is swimming not only in this period.

For example, this weekend(31st May 2014), I saw some people in the water but they only put their legs. The temperature was around 34degree.

(Picture from 31st May 2014 at Amanohashidate)

Lantern&Fireworks festival 2014:The biggest event of the year!!

Every year 16th August, in Miyazu city, there is a lantern&fireworks festival.
Compared with big cities fireworks festival, duration of the festival time is shorter.
BUT this one is less crowded and enough space to watch :)
And this festival has history about 400years, that's why you will see lanterns floating in the sea and boats which decorated specially to send off soul of dead people of the year( you don't need to be scare). So this is a traditional festival not like fireworks festivals which you can see most of big cities in Japan.

Schedule 2014
From 19:00 Official time for let lantern flow on the sea. (If you would like to join, around 1000yen for white&red lantern, usually you get them as a pair.) Usually locals let the lantern flow from around 17:00.
From 19:30-20:30 Fireworks festival
From 20:30- Bon Odori-dance(Japanese traditional dance) of Miyazu, anyone can participate.

Mainly, people watch at Shimasaki Park(島崎公園) where is about 10mins walk from Miyazu station.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Enjoy watching Sea sparkles!

What to do in the night in small seaside town of Japan?
Why not go to the sea and look for sea sparkles? :D
Sea sparkles is called "Yakou-cyu(夜光虫)" in Japanese.
[Sea sparkles watching tour]
Date: 30th May 2014
Time: 19:50 at Ine-wan meguri Hide(a sightseeing boat pier in Ine) end by 21:00
Reservation necessary:0772-32-0277(From Japan)+772 32 0277(From the other countries)
The tour is max 50 people.
The tour can't guarantee on you can watch sea sparkles.

*caution*There is no public transportation runs at this time.

Even you are not join in this tour, if you staying over night in Tango region, you can try it on your own!

Mamma's lunch for season 2014 started!

Please find out details from the link below.
Mamma's lunch by the sea in Kamanyu.

This lunch is getting more and more popular among Japanese tourists.
Following days are already booked out.
26th May, 28th May, 30th May, 4th June, 11th June.

They have new webpage now(only in Japanese).
Kamanyu Suisan(蒲入水産).