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Kagura Monzen Tojimura

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Kagura Monzen Tojimura

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Shiroh wrote a review Jan 2019
South Central Orange County, CA376 contributions148 helpful votes
My Hiroshima friends recommended Kagura Monzen Tohjimura both for the hot springs and the kagura performance. We checked in, enjoyed the performance, and spoke with the actors and got to examine the costumes before going to bed. The rooms are traditional Japanese style, so we slept on futon spread out on tatami mats. Yukata (cotton robes) are provided. My wife and kids enjoyed the kagura performance more than I thought they would (since they don't understand Japanese). We all enjoyed the outdoor hot springs. I bathed early in the morning and enjoyed listening to the birds while soaking in the greenery. Very relaxing. Transportation to the location isn't simple, but it is worth the trip. I wish we had more time to stay longer.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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kobekko wrote a review Apr 2012
Kobe93 contributions96 helpful votes
This complex is totally developed for tourist attractions. It consists of kagura theatre, a small museum on kagura, a street lined with small shops that sell foods and trinkets of yesteryears, and an old-style inn where one can lodge for the weekend. Kagura is the theatrical performance, with music and dance, which is still alive in many parts of Japan. Its origin has been a subject for academic debate and several indigenous and distinctive styles have been acknowledged, indicating its long history of development in Japan. The kagura performance in this location belongs to Izumo style, which is the predominant style in the western region of Japan. The naming indicates its cultural affiliation to the famous Izumo shrine and in the main it developed for the commoner people to honor the gods of Shintoism at celebratory occasions of local Shinto shrines. Kagura is nowadays performed by a troop of local semiprofessionals who have their own repertoire and are invited to such shrines and occasions. Each kagura performance is based on some Japanese folklore. Therefore, if we know or read the outline of the story, it is not difficult to follow and enjoy the colorful and entertaining performance. However, or tourists with their own schedules, it may not be easy to find out where and when kagura is performed. The attraction of this place is the regular performance on every weekend (Friday to Sunday). The access to the complex is not very convenient without a car, although highway bus service and courtesy shuttle bus (advanced booking required) will get you there. If you are tourists on the run, it is best for you to rent a car and combine the visit with other touristic spots in the neighboring areas, such as Iwami Silver Mines and Izumo Shrine.
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Date of experience: November 2011
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