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Onomichi Noh Theater Experience plus Tomonoura Sightseeing Tour

Meet with the English-speaking guide/driver at the ticket gates in Shin-Onomichi Station and head to the Senkoji-Yama Ropeway via taxi.Board the ropeway with the guide and walk to the observation deck at the summit of the mountain where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the entirety of Onomichi.Stroll down from the top of the mountain to Senkoji Temple at the base of the mountain with the guide.On the descent, you will come across many beautiful sights, including articles of “Bungaku no Komichi”, a series of 25 literary works carved into the naturally-occurring boulders along the path.Although there is a fee of ¥100 for the fortune-telling at the temple, a small golden figurine of the Seven Lucky Gods is included.Near the main hall of the temple you can experience traditional Japanese religious customs by moving the rope of the large “108 Afflictions” Buddhist prayer beads.The location for lunch is a restaurant frequented by Japanese locals where you will be treated to an array of traditional Japanese dishes.If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you book our tour.After lunch, only a two-minute walk will take you to the Nogaku theatre.“Nogaku” (or “Noh”), a traditional Japanese style of theatre passed down through the ages, is considered the oldest form of theatre still widely practiced today and was designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008.Within the theatre, a Noh actress will explain in an easily understood manner the worldview of Noh theatre and such elements as the construction of the stage, an integral facet of Noh performance.You will be instructed in and invited to try elements of Noh performance such as the peculiar manner of projecting your voice and the principles that determine which movements can be considered beautiful in Noh.The English speaking guide will be present during this part of the tour to provide assistance.Finally, you will be treated to a roughly five minute performance, the highlight of Noh theatre.The duration of stay at the Noh theatre will be 30 minutes.After, you will head to Tomonoura via taxi.You will then have freedom to explore for approx. 1 hour.Upon arrival, you will be given an electronic Audio Guide and map.The electronic Audio Guide offers English, Chinese and Korean language options and can guide you to notable locations in Tomonoura.Tomonoura was featured in various films, serving as the filming location for “The Wolverine” starring Hugh Jackman, as well inspiring the setting in the popular Studio Ghibli film “Ponyo on the Cliff”.After around 1 hour of exploration, you will reconvene with the guide, who will provide transport back to Shin-Onomichi Station, thus concluding the tour.

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