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Esashi Oiwake Hall / Esashi Dashi Hall江差追分会館・江差山車会館

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Esashi oiwake is music or poetry sung in praise of the people born and raised in the harsh surroundings of the northern lands. Esashi Oiwake Hall was built in 1982 in order to preserve this local culture. Inside the hall are rooms to practice singing, informative displays about esashi oiwake as well as a seminar room where you can learn all about this art. You can also see the floats used during the Togyosai ceremonial procession from Ubagami Daijingu Shrine. To get to Esashi Oiwake Hall takes about one and a half hours by car from Hakodate and about two hours by bus from JR Hakodate Station.


Hokkaido Hiyamagunesashichou Nakautachou 193-3

phone 0139520920


Review of Esashi Oiwake Kaikan / Esashi Dashi Kaikan

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/19 Vacation
Great traditional singing but more interesting was the carriages used in a local festival and exhibited in the same venur
Reviewed:2018/09/18 Esashi Oiwake Song of Hokkaido.
Highlight of my recent trip Ito Hokkaido was visiting Esashi festival and the community concert hall and museum to hear some professional and national champions singers who preform each day one of...
Reviewed:2018/06/24 Very different cultural experience
We went to Esashi on a cruise ship tour. The town is loaded with history. The Heishi Rock legend and the Kaiyo Maru warship restored after sinking off shore in the 1600's were beautiful and...

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Hokkaido Hiyamagunesashichou Nakautachou 193-3 [map]



[Nov.-Mar.] Monday, Public holiday The next day, New Year's Holiday (12/31-1/5)
[Apr.-Oct.] open everyday
[Admission fee] Adults 500 yen, 250 junior high school students (also available for floats)
Parking Lot
Available (Cars 20 spaces, Bus 3 spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
70 minutes by car from JR Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station, 60 minutes by car from JR Thursdays Furuuchi Station.
Both the front of the facility entrance and the parking lot side have slopes
Multipurpose toilet

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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