Ever wanted to catch a fish by hand? Come out to Oooka during O-bon and try catching iwana (mountain trout) by hand, watch a taiko performance and support the local economy by purchasing locally made specialty products. This picturesque hamlet is a scenic drive from Nagano City and provides great views of the Northern Alps on a clear day. Escape the humidity in the city and head out to the mountains!
Date: August 14, 2013 (Wednesday) 9:30am until 2pm (cancelled only if there is heavy rain)
Place: Nagano city, Oooka Hijiri-shinsui Kouen (長野市大岡ひじり親水公園)
By Taxi: 30 minute taxi from Shinonoi Station
By Car: 20km (30min) drive from Omi I.C. (麻績)