Dance in Perfect Order Is Contested -Yosakoi Soran Festival in Sapporo-
June 15th, 2015
Yosakoi Soran Festival (よさこいソーラン祭) is a dance event that is mixed "Clapper Noisemaker of Yosakoi Festival in Kochi (高知のよさこい祭の鳴子)" with "Soran Bushi (ソーラン節 * Folk Tune Interjected as the Refrain of Soran) is familiar with Hokkaido people". This event is carried out during 5 days in early June, and hot fights are wide to watch spectacles in 20 venues around Odori Park in Sapporo city. About 2 million visitors visit Sapporo to watch a fierce battle.
According to a rule of the Yosakoi Soran Festival, one team (up to 150 people) dances in perfect order. Each teams devise ideas to express "Impression and Spirit" of the examination standard by the dance and aims at championship. It may be said that it is Rio's Carnival for Japan. The foreign team increased and became an international recently.
Audiences can usually enjoy a dance from the side because the dance is carried out along a road. But, tourists can enjoy a dance from the front on Odori main stage. In addition, there is North Food Park (北のフードパーク) and tourists can enjoy tasty foods of Hokkaido. There are restrooms, but there is no parking lot.
Atmosphere of Yosakoi Soran Festival Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge *There is pay seat|
|Parking lot||A parking is not provided|
|Business hours||10:00-21:30 * Business hours change depending on days|
|Regular closing day||From mid June to early June|
|Home page||Home page is here|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Sapporo.
A page of Sapporo is here