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Various Seafood Festival in Autumn Jodogahama Beach Sanma (sauries) FestivalOn 22, 23 September 2012

Annual Schedule of Events Let's taste various seafood fully in autumn, here at Jodogahama Beach, the representative scenic beauty of Miyako.
This is an event that you can grill a set of various kinds of fresh seafood by yourself and taste them fully such as sanma-no-shioyaki (grilled saury with salt), maruboshi-sanma (dried saury), surimi-jiru (miso soup with minced saury), kanroni (sweetened boiled fish), uni-gohan (cooked rice with sea urchin eggs), sanma-sashimi (sliced raw saury), hotate (scallop) and ebi (shrimp).

The price of such a deluxe seafood set is only \1,000 !!!
The taste of saury in the scenic beauty is wonderful !
At this festival, you can get the fresh local vegetables, too.
We will also have the popular event, 'Sanma-no-tsukamidori (Saury Catching Game)' by lottery.
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Miso soup with minced saury is very popular to the guests. The balls of minced saury will spread softly in your mouth.
Hikime-satokko-nabe", provided by the members of the fresh local vegetables and mushrooms shop 'Hikime-no-sato', is also very popular. They will supply it to 250 guests on 23 September. It is a savoury hotpot with pasted wheat flour balls mixed with pumpkins in the soup. Oh, I'm looking forward to tasting all of them.

You can get the fresh seafood set separately if you would like to.


'Sea-kayak Test-riding event' will be held at this festival on Sunday 23 September. (In case of rain, it will be called off.)

There is no fee to participate. Please try to ride a sea-kayak well.








Besides, 'Get Sauries As Much As You Like' event will be held for the first 40 guests on both 22 and 23 September.

The participation fee is \500. It will be a chance for you to get sauries economical.






Besides and besides, you can enjoy 'the Fillet Tuna Show'.
The fillet tuna will be given to the guests who give the right answer to the quizzes. Don't miss getting tuna !!!




●Various Seafood Festival in Autumn Information of Jodogahama Beach Sanma Festival


■Capacity : the first 250 persons
■Opening Hours : 11:00~14:30
■Grounds Name : in front of Jodogahama Rest House

Fee \1,000(per a seafood set for a person)
The items of a seafood set a raw saury, a dried saury, a cup of miso soup with minced saury, a dish of sliced raw saury, a scallop, a dish of sweetened boiled fish, a cup of cooked rice with sea urchin eggs and a shrimp


■Depending on the amount of fishing and the weather, the events of the festival will be changed.

■If you stay in one of the accommodations supporting this festival, the participation fee is \500.
(Please show us the receipt of the accommodation.)

the Timetable of the Events

11:00 ◎ Start selling the seafood sets (the first 250) Start drawing lots of 'Saury Catching Game' (10 persons)

◎ 'Sea-kayak Test-riding event' (for free) 11:00~12:00 13:00~14:30 on September 23

◎ 'the Stage Show of some singers' 11:00~12:00 on September 23

11:30 ◎ Start serving 'Hikime-satokko-nabe' the first 250 on September 23

12:00 ◎ 'Saury Catching Game' by 10 winners of each day on September 22, 23

12:30 ◎ 'the Fillet Tuna Show' on September 23

13:00
 ◎ the participation fee \500 on September 22, 23 40 persons each day

13:30 ◎ 'the Quiz Time to get the fillet tuna'The winners will get the wonderful fillet tuna.on September 23

in front of Jodogahama Rest House
A shuttle bus from Jodogahama Parking Lot No. 1 is available.
Name: The Miyako Tourism Association
TEL : 0193-62-3534
FAX : 0193-62-7030
URL :

The 33rd Jodogahama Beach Festival will be held in 2012 !

Jodgahama Beach Festival was called off because of the Tohoku Earthquake last year but the host of this festival made a decision to hold it this year !!! Wow ! It's miracle !
In case of bad weather, we are sorry that some events of this festival will be changed.

☆ the Schedule of Events ☆

Sunday 29 April
■the Ceremony for Reikyo at Toishihama Beach(9:30~)
■Invitation Day of Jodogahama Sightseeing Boat Riding for Free for Children
※ primary school students and under
from the Boarding Point of the Sightseeing Boat (9:30~15:30 about a 40-minute tour)
■Free Charge Service of the hire boats at the Marine House boarding point (9:00~12:00)
■the Lavish Feast of Gyosaivh-ohnabe (a savoury hotpot) at Toishihama Beach (12:00)
※ the first 200 guests


Monday 30 April
■Walking around Jodogahama Beach from Toishohama Beach (10:30~12:00)
the first 30 gusts (no participation fee)
At the goal point, you will be served a cup of soup with some parts of hairy crab and a rice ball. (It will be cancelled if it rains.)
■Invitation Day of Jodogahama Sightseeing Boat Riding for Free for Children
※ primary school students and under
from the Boarding Point of the Sightseeing Boat (9:30~15:30 about a 40-minute tour)
■Free Charge Service of the hire boats at the Marine House boarding point (9:00~12:00)
■the Lavish Feast of Gyosai-ohnabe ( a savoury hotpot) at Toishihama-Beach (12:00)
※ the first 200 guests


Thursday 3 May
■'the Stage Show of some singers'at Toishihama Beach 10:30~12:30
'the Joint Concert with Misaki Kanazawa and Naoko Odashiro'at Toishihama Beach 10:30~12:30
■'Sea-kayak Test-riding event' at Oku-Jodogahama【the participation fee is \500 (for your insurance)】
before noon / 10:00~12:00 after noon / 13:00~14:30
■the Lavish Feast of a savoury hotpot with hairy crabs at Toishihama Beach 12:00~
※ the first 100 guests

Friday 4 May
■'Jodogama Festival of Folk Art Entertainment'at Toishihama Beach 11:00~14:00【hosted by Federation of the Groups of Folk Art Entertainment】

■'Sea-kayak Test-riding event' at Oku-Jodogahama【the participation fee is \500 (for your insurance)】
It will be cancelled if it rains.
before noon / 10:00~12:00 after noon / 13:00~14:30
■the Lavish Feast of a savoury hotpot with hairy crabs at Toishihama Beach 12:00~
※ the first 100 guests

Saturday 5 May
■'the Koto, Japanese Qin, Concert' at Toishihama Beach 10:00~12:30. It will be cancelled if it rains.
■M. D. S. Dance School at Toishihama Beach 13:00~14:00
■the Lavish Feast of a savoury hotpot with hairy crabs at Toishihama Beach 12:00~
※ the first 100 guests

Sunday 6 May
■'Fishing Game' at Oku-Jodogahama 【the participation fee is \500】(11:00~)
※ the first 20 guests It will be cancelled if it rains.
■the Lavish Feast of savoury hotpot with hairy crabs at Toishihama Beach 12:00~
※ the first 100 guests



the Showing Anime Movies at the Fishery Science Museum the Event of the Jodogahama Visitor Center
Friday 27 April~Sunday 6 May
※ 10:00~ in the morning, 14:00~ in the afternoon. The movie on the screen will be changed daily.
●Making Cans contained Your Dreams (Time Capsules)
●the Experience of Painting on scallop shaells
【for More Information】the Fishery Science Museum of Iwate Prefecture 0193-63-5353
『Making the Marine Candleholders』
Thursday 3 May 10:00~13:00
※ the first 20 person・the participation fee is \200
Place / the Jodogahama Visitor Center
【Inquiries・Entry】0193-65-1690

《About the Jodogahama Beach Festival in 2010》
It was held during the Golden-Week holidays in May. We had various events here at Jodogahama Beach, in the Rikuchu-kaigan Coastline National Park. You can enjoy nature and the sea fully in our various events. Please enjoy not only the scenic beauty but playing at Jodogahama Beach.
Come and see here at Jodogahama Beach during this Golden-Week holidays !


around Jodogahama Beach
7-32 Usugi Kuwagasaki Miyako
It is a 10-minute drive from Miyako Station and 10~15 minutes walk from the Jodogahama Parking Lot No. 1・2・3.
April 29 and May 2~6, 2009
Name: The Miyako Tourism Association
TEL : 0193-62-3534
FAX : 0193-62-7030

Miyako Autumn Festival

This festival has been held since 1985 in mid-September every year. The parade of more than 10 floats decorated beautifully and Japanese-style dancers more than 3,000 citizens is a spectacular show to watch.
Downtown of Miyako is full of shouting for the performers and you can feel the power of the natives of Miyako.

the Events Information

Saturday Sep. 19

●the Parade of Japanese-style dancers mainly
■18:00~

Sunday Sep. 20

●the Parade of the floats mainly
■18:00~

Other Information

●the Playing Square (for Children)
■Open : Sep. 19 (12:00~21:00) Sep. 20 (10:00~21:00)
■Grounds : the Parking Lot of the Miyako Regional Promotion Bureau of Iwate prefecture (the square of Miyako Fire Department)

it takes 1~2 minutes walk from Miyako Station.
19, 20 September, 2009
Name: the Desk of the Executive Committee in the Office of Rikuchu Miyako JC-Japan
TEL : 0193-62-8458
TEL : 0193-64-6358 (only July~around October)
FAX : 0193-62-9516

Miyako Summer Festival

This festival has been held from late July to early August every year and has been a brilliant symbol of short period summer in Tohoku region with the performances of traditional folk entertainments unique to the coast. At this festival, you can enjoy various performances such as 'Umi-no-taiko-matsuri', you can enjoy the exciting sound of the Japanese drams, 'Yosakoi-sohran-matsuri', a parade of many groups of the Japanese style dancers in special uniforms and with their own choreography, 'Hiki-fune-matsuri', a festival of many fishing boats decorated with flags in hope for a good catch in Miyako Bay, and so on.
At night of the last day of this festival, you can enjoy the big pyrotechnic displays of fireworks over Miyako Bay, then the festival comes to it's climax.

the Events

Sunday Jul. 7

●A parade of 'Mikoshi, a portable shrine,' procession
Koganji→Hiko Jinja shrine→Hangan Jinja shrine→Desaki
■Parade : 9:00~12:00
■Parade Course : Desaki district

●曳船まつり
■Parade :12:30~13:30
■Parade Course : Desaki district

Saturday Aug. 1

●An Opening Ceremony
■Ceremony : 16:00~16:15
■Grounds : the Square of Miyako Station

●'the Folk Art Entertainment Event' (by some groups of the folk art entertainment, the primary school students in Miyako City and others)
■Event Hours14:00~20:50
■Grounds : the Square of Miyako Station

●A parade of 'Oh-Mikoshi, a grand portable shrine,' procession goes through Suehirocho sopping street.
■Parade : 16:00~17:30
■Parade Course : Downtown of Miyako, Suehirocho shopping street

●'YOSAKOI Miyako Summer Festival' (by some groups of YSAKOI dancers in Miyako)
■Dancing Hours : 16:30~19:00
■Grounds : Downtown of Miyako

●An Open Air Concert by young musicians and dancers
■Concert Hours : 18:30~20:50
■Ground : Downtown of Miyako

●A public performance by the Kyokushin-karate members (International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan)
■19:00~20:30
■Grounds : Downtown of Miyako

●a Co-Acting Concert on the street by some groups of the Japanese drum perfprmers
■18:00~20:50
■Grounds : Downtown of Miyako

Sunday Aug. 2

●'the Folk Art Entertainment Event' (by some groups of the folk art entertainment, the primary school students in Miyako and others)
■Event Hours : 14:00~20:50
■Grounds : Downtown of Miyako

Saturday Aug. 15

●'a Japanese Dram Event on the sea' (by some groups of Japanese drum performaers)
■18:30~20:05
■Grounds : Desaki district

●the Big Pyrotechnic Displays of Fireworks over the sea (240m off Desaki pier)
■Display : 20:00~21:00
■Grounds : Desaki district
※ Please take buses or others to come, the parking lot will be busy soon.

Downtown : It is a 1~2-minute walk from Miyako Station
Desaki district : It is a 10-minute drive from Miyako Station It takes 10 minutes by bus from Miyako Station and get off at the Sea-topia Naado Bus Stop.
Jul. 26, Aug. 1,2,15, 2009
Name: the Desk of the Executive Committee in the Office of The Miyako CCI. Jp.
TEL : 0193-62-3233
FAX : 0193-62-6131

Recovery Miyako Hairy Crab Festival

The 10th Miyako Hairy Crab Festival There were so many visitors to our festival and we thank you very much.

We were afraid that we could not have no visitor to our festival because our city had been also greatly affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake but, unexpectedly, 14,500 people came to our festival. We would like to express our appreciation to you.
Our mascot 'Kegani-kun', came from Miyazaki all the way to Miyako, was so excited at the crowded festival hall.
He was taken a picture with a songbird, Miyabi Kubota who was only a primary school student.


Then we had 'Ebisu-maki' event.
※ 'Ebisu-maki' is a kind of 'mochi-maki' and is a Japanese traditional happy event that some people throw mochi, rice cake, to visitors from a stage and it is said that the visitor who can get mochi will have a happy time through the year.
The Fishery Market was full of people and they all wanted to catch the happy mochi.
On that day, our mascot 'Kegani-kun' also did 'mocki-maki'.




Our mascot 'Kegani-kun', came from Miyazaki all the way to Miyako, was so excited at the crowded festival hall.
He was taken a picture with a songbird, Miyabi Kubota who was only a primary school student.

With a hope of recovery, 'Abare-daiko', a group of Japanese dram performers, made a performance.

Then we had 'Ebisu-maki' event.
※'Ebisu-maki' is a kind of 'mochi-maki' and is a Japanese traditional happy event that some people throw mochi, rice cake, to visitors from a stage and it is said that the visitor who can get mochi will have a happy time through the year
The Fishery Market was full of people and they all wanted to catch the happy mochi.
On that day, our mascot 'Kegani-kun' also did 'mocki-maki'.

There were some happy mochi with the gift cards and people envied a man who got two gift cards unexpectedly.

This is a picture of our popular event 'Hairy Crab Fishing Game'.

In this game, a person could catch 5 crabs limited but some people caught 5 crabs soon.

In Iwate prefecture, the hairy crab season is opened during December to March.
Hairy crabs are their best in this season with full of natural sweet fish and gut. We believe that you can say nothing but wonderful.
Our domestic courier service is available if you call us.
Please call us and we recommend the members' shops of Miyako Tourism Association for you.

it takes 1~2 minutes walk from Miyako Station.
Name: Miyako Tourism Association
TEL : 0193-62-3534
URL : http://www.kankou385.jp