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Japanese Bon-Dance Festivals! Okinawan Festivals! Brazilian Samba! In Tsurumi

Yokohama, Kawasaki 3h15m

The city of Tsurumi has prospered corresponding to the development of Keihin Industrial region (Tokyo, Kawasaki and Yokohama). However, Tsurumi was first formed as a town by Okinawans who had emigrated to South America, then later come back and settled down in Tsurumi. In this tour, you can enjoy and appreciate the vibrant city of Tsurumi.

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Namamugi Fish Market Street

The traditions from being a fisherman town has been passed down from generations to generations since the Edo Period. Here, you can buy fresh fish at an estimated 20 stalls which are visited even by professional chefs. With traces of the old Tokaido, this is a popular spot amongst both Japanese and foreign tourists.

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Okinawa Town & South America Town

Mainly in the Ushioda area, there are Okinawan and South American communities so there are restaurants as well as exhibitions. [Okinawa] Every year in August, there is an Eisa Parade held at the Nakadori shopping district. [South America] Every year in October, "Brazil Week in Tsurumi" is held and there are samba shows, movie screenings, etc., held at various places in the area.

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Soji-ji Temple Mitama Festival Bon Odori

This temple is the main temple of the Sodo Sect and one of the largest temples in the Kanto region. Here in this spacious compound, you can find Garan(temple buildings) including Daisodou Hall. It was formerly located in Wajima city in Ishikawa prefecture, but it moved to Tsurumi in 1911 (Meiji 44). Feel free to roam around the temple grounds or go on a tour by a monk in training (about 1 hour ...

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