Things to do: Like the beach? Check out the Morito no Hama Bon dance festival on August 15th

Things to do: Like the beach? Check out the Morito no Hama Bon dance festival on August 15th

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in Daytrips, Must see, News, Things to do | 0 comments

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 festival will be held this year on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 between 7pm and 9pm and 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. If fact, many of Japan’s rich and famous live here.

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.

Anyone can go join the dancing and not feel foolish. That’s because many of the foreigners who are dancing don’t seem to have a clue about the next move. But after doing it a few times, it becomes really fun.


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.

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