Taiko Drum festival is very popular among local foreign regidents and Iida Puppet Festival is now a large international puppet event (400 shows will be performed at 120 venues and 40,000 attendants will enjoy them!).
We made multilingual (English, French, Korean, Chinese, Thai) leaflets of the two events this year. You can get it in TICs, some hotels, and Narita Airport. Otherwise, you can download PDF files.
– back (inside) pages (multilingual, 1.6MB).
– Puppet Festival (English, 2.4MB)
This is one of the Japanese government’s special promotion to promote inbound travellers after the 3.11 earthquake.
We also hire guides who speak English/Chinese/Korean in an information center at the festival venue. Foreign visitors can get a gift there!
Why don’t you join the festivals to “feel the heartbeat of Japan – in the heart of Japan” (A catchphrase we made for the Taiko Drum Festival)!