Sakata Nihonkai Kandara Festival

Sakata Nihonkai Kandara Festival さかたにほんかいかんだらまつり
Winter Flavor of Japan Sea: Dongara-jiru
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You can enjoy winter flavor of Japan Sea Dongara-jiru at Sakata Nihonkai Kandara Festival
Kandara means Pacific cod; the whole fish including meat, bones, and entrails is cooked into a dynamic, steaming local dish dressed with miso.
Dongara-jiru tastes amazing particularly in outdoor with light snow. Also, drum performance, New Year’s fire department brigades, and lottery without blank take place on site.

[Advance Ticket Sale]
◆From sale period Saturday, December 23, 2017
                       Friday, January 26, 2018
◆Price 700 yen
          (Dongara-jiru 600 yen +100 yen shopping ticket + lottery ticket)
          ※No ticket available on site.
           (You can purchase Dongara-jiru for 600 yen per cup on site)
          ※Dongara-jiru ticket is purchase of 600 yen equivalency by branch tent
            It is available in this
           (Look for illustration of Dongara-jiru ticket on tent when you use the ticket)
◆Advance Ticket Available at:
          ・The Sakata Chamber of Commerce    
          ・Sakata tourism production association (Sakata Yume-no-Kura)
          ・Naka-machi Chuwakai Shoten-gai    ・Naka-dori Shoten-gai
          ・Naka-dori Shoten-gai       ・Marine 5 Shimizuya
          ・Toichiya (all branches within the city)    ・Yamazawa (all branches within the city)
   ※Hold is made in the headquarters toward the distant place, too
    Please contact at the following
     Contact: Sakata Chamber of Commerce

[Events contents]
◆Drum Performance  ※Venue is medium-grade articles with both Sun
  Drum ○ 11:00 ○ 12:15 for 27 days on Saturday in front of the Sakata north
          Meeting ○ 11:30 of drum dojo studio style 
  Meeting ○ 11:00 ○ 12:15 of 28th Sunday drum dojo studio wind
          Sakata Kitamae Drum   ○11:30

◆Sakata-shi New Year’s Parade of Fire Brigades
  From 12:30 to 13:30 for 28 days on Sunday in front of Marlene 5 Shimizuya

◆Kandara Festival Big Lottery (only for advance ticket holders)
 Shonaimai, one cold cod, meal tickets draw lots on the spot (there is no blank)

◆“Food Capital: Shonai” Anbassador of Friendship, Kandara Festa
 We provide cold cod dishes by four goodwill ambassadors (one meal of 700 yen)
 27th Saturday 28th Sunday medium-grade articles mall 11:00 ~
    ・Chef Masahiro Ota     ・Chef Hiroshi Kosho
    ・Chef Masayuki Okuda     ・Chef Masatomi Toki

◆Nakamachi Winter Market
  Including local special product and farm products artefact see, and touch, and can taste,
  Winter city of Sakata

◆Sake-no-Sakata Sake Festival
  27th Saturday 28th Sunday medium-grade articles mall
  ※Competition for drink of liquor of Sakata, 9, Yuza Kura (one cup of 100 yen)
  ※Sale of Sake and Kiritanpo from Akita Prefecture
  ※Sampling of liquor of Shisui-machi, Chiba and sale of special product

[about extra train service of JR winter]
At JR East Niigata branch office, we run winter extra train.
Driving Sun Saturday, January 27, 2018 28th Sunday

●Train name high speed "kirakirauetsu" (we enshrine Sakata Sea of Japan cold cod shiningly)
Time (descent) Niigata Station (the first train) 10:13 Sakata Station (last arrival) 12:51
      (the up) Sakata Station (the first train) 16:11 Niigata Station (last arrival) 18:32

●Train name limited express "inaho 1 Sakata Sea of Japan cold cod Festival"
Time Niigata Station (the first train) 8:27 
        - Arrival at Sakata Station 10:37 - Akita Station (last arrival) 12:04
  • Name Sakata Nihonkai Kandara Festival
  • Date Saturday, January 27, 2018
    ~ Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time From 10:30 to 15:30
  • Location Nakamachi, Sakata-shi, and others in Yamagata Prefecture
  • Contact information The Sakata Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone number 0234-22-9311
  • URL
  • Admission Dongara-jiru 600 yen per cup
  • Access From JR Sakata Station of Uetsu Main Line: 5 min by car
    From Sakata Interchange of Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway: about 15 min by car
  • Remarks Dongara-jiru is usually served until around 14:00, however, it might be sold out earlier and end.
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[Last updated] January 29, 2018
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