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Visiting Ama (Female Divers) Hut on the Seaside Village

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Ise-Shima area has been playing a specified role to offer seafood to Ise-Jingu shrine since ancient days, and so there are traditional and unique Ama cultures. Especially Oosatu, a seaside village located in Toba-city is characterized by its distinctive life based on fishery and deep worship for the sea deities. In this tour, visitors can talk with real professional Ama divers in their hut in the seaside, as well as enjoy fresh seafood and their folklore dance.   

ITINERARY

Kintetsu Nagoya Station→Toba Station→Adakoguchi bus stop→Ama hut “Hachiman”→Ama Musuem→Shinmei shrine (Ishigami-san)→Ishigami-san bus stop→Kintetsu Toba Station→Kintestu Nagoya Station

◆ Ama hut “Hachiman”
"Hachiman" is a rare and true ama divers hut, facing their fishery site! Ama, professional female divers actually use this hut for taking a meal, changing their clothes, warming themselves after diving. Visitors can meet real ama divers and feel atmospheres of their real lives. Ama divers in Osatsu are so powerful, cheerful and filled with a great hospitality, that they can make visitors happy and pleasant. They are like a Deity of Sea. Such ama divers will broil fresh seafood with charcoal fire, and provide interesting talks and folklore dance.

◆“Visit Japan” special menu ― for about 1 hour 30 min
Spiny lobster, and abalone are available as an additional order. If you require any extra food menu, please tell it when you make an order of this tour. The pricing is changeable depending on sea condition and weather.

◆Ama Museum
This museum displays and shows historical exhibitions and actual diving utensils used by ama divers, so that visitors can feel and know history and cultures of ama divers. The black pine tree close to this museum is known as a “Shoryu-no-matsu” which literally means “Pine tree of a dragon rising into the sky. It is believed that touching this pine tree and praying for something, it will come true.

 ◆ Ishigami-san (in the precinct of Shinmei shrine)
Ishigami-san is one of the subsidiary shrines located in the precinct of Shinmei shrine. Its official name is "Ishi jinja," but called "Ishigami-san" by the nickname, and has been worshipped by ama divers and local people.The worshipped goddess is Tamanori-hime-no-mikoto, who is a mother of the fisrt emperor Jinmu. This small shrine is getting more and more popular and visited by many female people, because it is said this shrine makes one prayer made by a woman comes true.A happy charm against evil, called "Doman Seman" is also loved by many people.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation fees and remittance charge will be charged:
(1) 14-3 days before the program day: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 2 days before the program day: 50 % of the program fee
(3) one day before, on the departure day, or cancellation without notice: 100 % of the program fee

PROGRAM FEE

Basic Fee (Per Group)
13,500JPY
Fee per Person
25,000JPY

Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax

STARTING TIME
8:00~
DURATION
10 hours
LOCATION

Kintetsu Toba Station

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INCLUSIONS

Guiding fee, Public transportation fee (For taxis or hired cars, additional fee will be charged.), Admission fee, Lunch

EXCLUSIONS

Cost of meal and sightseeing activities

NOTIFICATIONS

◆Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.
◆Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please email us at info@truejapantours.com to check an availability and share the information.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
◆Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please inquire us at info@truejapantours.com as soon as possible. We will check an availability.
◆Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside the business hours, we will look into it and respond on the next business day
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Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.

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