Info City, English Edition
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This is an English language information program for people living in or visiting the Yatsugatake area, inviting you to join in and experience some of the interesting local events. This is Noriko from the FM Yatsugatake studio in Kobuchisawa.
18/19 February 2017
The annual “The Colder it is the Cheaper it becomes Fair” in Yatsugatake area is here again. Until Tuesday the 28th of February, if the temperature at 10 o’clock in the morning at Kiyosato Station is lower than 5 degrees various items at the participating venues will become 10% cheaper, if it is below zero, 30% cheaper, and if it is minus 5 or below the prices will come down by 50%. This year 87 restaurants, shops, and hotels in Hokuto city, Hara-mura, and Fujimi-machi are taking part in this event. You can check the temperature on the website every morning. I am sure that it will cheer you up on those freezing cold days! Inquiries to the Kiyosato Tourist Information office on 0551-48-2200 https://tenkuhaku.com/samutoku/
From Saturday the 25th of February through Sunday the 9th of April at the Hirata residence in Kobuchisawa hina-kazari, the girls' day dolls and ornaments, will be displayed. It will be open from 9 to 5 and will cost 200 yen for an adult or 100 yen for school age children under 15. The Hirata residence was built in the latter half of the 17th century and is one of the named National Cultural Assets of Japan. Inquiries to the Hirata-ke residence museum on 0551-36-2142
On Sunday the 26th of February there will be a taiko drumming workshop at the Takane Marshal Art Gym. It will cost 1,000 yen which will include lunch. There will be 20 places and applications should be made by telephone to the Hokuto City east area education department on 0551-42-1445.
On Sunday the 26th of February at the Panorama-no-Yu Onsen in Oizumi there will be a Karaoke competition from 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Prizes will be given to the high point scorers. For more details please ring Panorama-no-Yu on 0551-38-1341
On Saturday the 4th of March at the Omurasaki Centre in Nagasaka there will be a rocket stove making workshop from 10 o'clock in the morning. It is a very simple and efficient stove, used outdoors, or possibly post disaster situations. It will cost 5,000 yen and you will be taking home a stove. Applications should be made before 25th of February. Inquiries to the Omurasaki Centre on 0551-32-6648. http://oomurasaki.net/events/event/4989.html
That's it for today.
I hope you will be able to enjoy some of those activities. We upload the script of this program on to our website at; www.yatsugatake.ne.jp. If you want to know more about any of these events, have any information that you would like me to introduce in the program, or have any comments please send an e-mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org". We are open to any ideas to improve this program to help you enjoy your life in Yatsugatake. This is Noriko from FM Yatsugatake and you've been listening to Info City English Edition.