Kochi Yosakoi Museum

高知よさこい情報交流館(Kochi Yosakoi Jyoho Koryukan)
Experience the Yosakoi Festival all year round
The yearly Yosakoi Festival is one of Kochi’s most exciting events, attracting over 20,000 dancers from Japan and across the globe for four days of energetic dance performances. Although the festival occurs every August, you can experience the lively spirit of yosakoi dancing all year round at the Kochi Yosakoi Museum.
Unlike many other traditional Japanese festivals where dance routines are fixed, yosakoi groups come up with their own choreography. As long as the dance is based on the yosakoi-bushi song and performers move forwards while holding traditional wooden clappers called naruko, all interpretations are welcome. Due to this attitude of embracing different styles, the festival music has also come to transcend genres and include not only Japanese traditional music, but also rock, salsa and even old folk-inspired rhythms!
Stop by the Kochi Yosakoi Museum anytime to learn the dances, try on some of the vibrant costumes and even make your own hand-decorated naruko clappers.

Dance to the rhythms of Kochi at the Yosakoi Festival!
Culture & Art
Address 高知県高知市はりまや町1-10-1 (1-10-1, Harimaya cho, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 088-880-4351
Open10:00-18:30 (Last entry by 18:00)
Between December 29 and January 1
PriceFree admission
Directions●About 10 min drive from Kochi IC on Kochi Expressway
●About 15 min walk from JR Kochi Station
Website Website
Map Code73 185 710*33

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