|Meeting Point||Aikawa Tourist Information Center|
|Ending Point||Aikawa Tourist Information Center|
|Departure||09:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 10|
Mar. 3rd is "Girl's day" called Hina Matsuri (dolls festival) in Japan. Households with girls display their Hina Dolls to pray for the happiness and healthy growth of their children.
Aikawa town in Sado prospered from the beginning of the 17th century to the late 20th century along with the development of Sado Gold and Silver Mine.
People of many kinds of professions moved to Aikawa from many parts of Japan to make a fortune and brought in colorful cultures and traditions which led to create an unique Sado culture and tradition.
During this time of year, hotels, sightseeing spots, cafes, shops and even private homes exhibit their Hina Dolls for the public and visitors can enjoy walking in the town admiring dolls from different eras.
In this tour, we walk around Aikawa town and visit places where Hina Dolls are displayed.
With diverse historical backgrounds, there are many kinds of Hina Dolls in Aikawa, some of them from the Edo period or older, the others are made by modern craftsmen.
FYI, No.1 At some hotels and restaurants, you can enjoy special "Hina Doll Festival" lunch.
No.2 This is a walking tour in Aikawa, but some of the places are accessible by taxi.
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