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Morito no Hama bon Dance Festival 2024

Experience a Great Summer Festival in Hayama

活动地点: Morito Beach 活动时间: Mid Aug 2024

Do you like the beach? Do you like or want to experience Japanese summer festivals? Then the Morito no hama, bon dance competition/Festival is the best place to be this summer.

The Experience

You can enjoy great grilled and barbecue dishes on the beach side as well as participate in the festival events. Definitely a fun filled experience with great food, great people and great dancing. If you are not the dancing type, then you can simply relax near one of the food stalls, enjoy the music and the ambiance.

My Experience

I went to this festival with three of my Japanese friends, not knowing what to expect, but I left wanting more. Anyone can go join the dancing and not feel foolish. That's because many of the foreigners who were dancing didn't seem to have a clue about the next move. But after doing it around three times, it became really fun. Of course, I had no chance of winning the dance competition, but it was fun to watch the experts!


There are a variety of food stalls for your convenience, so you can pick and choose at will. Be it chicken, pork, shrimp, fish, it's all there. This is certainly a festival worth checking out and best of all it's FREE!

I guarantee that this event is one you will look forward to going to again. The only part of this festival you won't enjoy, is when it's over. Check it out with your friends-the Morito no hama bon dance competition/festival. It will be one that will live in your memories.


The festival takes place on the shores of the Morito beach in Hayama located in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture. It's just thirty minutes from Zushi or forty minutes from Yokohama city. To get there, take the JR Yokosuka line train from Yokohama station to JR Zushi station. After that, there are buses that will bring you into Hayama. From the bus stop, it is just a short walk to the beach.

Hayama is a town know for its summer hideaways, beautiful beaches, a very nice marina, and lovely homes. In fact, many of Japan's rich and famous live here.

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