A Trip to Pray for Better Fortune in Echigo Nagaoka

【SCHEDULE】 JR Nagaoka St→Transferring by Taxi→Arrival at the shrine→purification ceremony→wear clothes of Shinto priest or shrine maiden→commemorative photos→change clothes→Transferring by Taxi→lunch・taste and compare sake→Transferring by Taxi→visit the fish farm of Nishikigoi→the tour ends

【OUTLINE】This plan enables you to visit a Shinto shrine and experience traditional Japanese food, clothing, and housing. You will be dressed in the traditional costume of Shinto priest or shrine maiden who are engaged in Japanese shrines, and take commemorative photos. First, you will experience the purification ceremony at 1300-year-old Kinpu Shrine and take commemorative photos Then you will go to Kamogawakan, a popular Japanese restaurant in Nagaoka, and enjoy a rich Japanese cuisine prepared with brewing fermentation featuring the local high-quality blackthroat seaperch . Lastly, you will visit the fish farm of Nishikigoi, colored carp. Appreciate how vividly and elegantly they swim!
* Duration: 7 hours
* Starts: 長岡市, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




【SCHEDULE】 JR Nagaoka St→Transferring by Taxi→Arrival at the shrine→purification ceremony→wear clothes of Shinto priest or shrine maiden→commemorative photos→change clothes→Transferring by Taxi→lunch・taste and compare sake→Transferring by Taxi→visit the fish farm of Nishikigoi→the tour ends

【OUTLINE】This plan enables you to visit a Shinto shrine and experience traditional Japanese food, clothing, and housing. You will be dressed in the traditional costume of Shinto priest or shrine maiden who are engaged in Japanese shrines, and take commemorative photos. First, you will experience the purification ceremony at 1300-year-old Kinpu Shrine and take commemorative photos Then you will go to Kamogawakan, a popular Japanese restaurant in Nagaoka, and enjoy a rich Japanese cuisine prepared with brewing fermentation featuring the local high-quality blackthroat seaperch . Lastly, you will visit the fish farm of Nishikigoi, colored carp. Appreciate how vividly and elegantly they swim!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kinpu Shrine, 2-6-19, Nishi Zao, Nagaoka Niigata Prefecture

Kinpu Shrine is 1300 years old, surrounded by old cedar and cherry trees and filled with solemn atmosphere.

First, you will experience the traditional purification ceremony called ‘Oharai.’ Feel the sacred energy that the shine has. Then, you will put on a costume of Shinto priest or shrine maiden who have been keeping up the tradition of the shine and serving the god. Let’s take commemorative photos in front of ‘Zao no O-Keyaki,’ the sacred tree over 800 years old standing in the premises of the shrine. This offers a special occasion to put on a mystic costume that even Japanese people rarely wear.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kamogawakan, Japan, 〒604-8004 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Nakajimachō, 河原町東入中島町104

After taking photos, let’s go to Nagaoka’s popular Japanese restaurant, Kamogawakan. You will enjoy Nagaoka’s local delicacy, Japanese dishes prepared with brewing fermentation. The local high-quality fish, Nodoguro and rare whale are cooked with the local miso and the salted rice malt. Appreciate the rich and elegant taste they have! You can drink and compare the local sake brewed in Nagaoka with the largest number of breweries in Niigata Prefecture. The sake of Nagaoka has a dry and clean taste as brewed in a cold environment with deep snow. Compare and find your favorite sake!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: 丸重養鯉場 Marujyu Koi Farm, 677 Yamakoshimushigame, Nagaoka, Niigata 947-0205, Japan

Lastly, you will visit the fish farm of Nishikigoi, colored carp. Do you know that Nagaoka is the birthplace of Nishikigoi? Japanese carp is called “living gem” or “swimming art” and symbolizes the beautiful scenery of Japanese gardens.

Duration: 1 hour