ANA Akindo, ANA X and Sakata City collaborate!
Go to Sake no Sakata with Sakata Maiko Dancing Girls! Online Tour Exploring Minatocho on Foot
[Including a Sake Tasting Set & Snacks from Hirata Farms]
ANA Akindo Co., Ltd. (Representative Director and President: Seiichi Takahashi, headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter referred to as “ANA Akindo”) and ANA X Inc. (Representative Director and President: Shinichi Inoue, headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter referred to as “ANA X”) have collaborated to commence sales of “Go to Sake no Sakata with Sakata Maiko Dancing Girls! Online Tour Exploring Minatocho on Foot [Including a Sake Tasting Set & Snacks from Hirata Farms]” from June 9 (Wednesday) at 14:00.
This online tour commemorates the 30th anniversary of the ANA route between Shonai and Tokyo. ANA Akindo is running the tour in cooperation with regional companies, mainly in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture, and ANA X is responsible for the tour planning and sales. The tour is available for sale on the ANA website for the special price of 3,000 yen and is limited to 100 people.
On May 29 (Saturday) we held a sake storehouse inspection tour of Sakata Sake Brewery as a Sake no Sakata online tour, and provided four types of sake for the customers to enjoy. This is a follow-up plan in response to the requests from our customers eager for a follow-up. Customers can enjoy Sake from Sakata while Sakata Maiko Dancing Girls guide them to recommended spots in Sakata City, and they can experience the feeling of exploring Minatocho and Sakata online.
Sakata is a region in which the production of sake using good-quality rice and water is thriving, but in the Edo period it was a base for trade between Kyoto and Kitamaebune, so the elegant Kyoto culture was carried to the region together with the supplies and the Japanese-style restaurant culture took root. Even today, the Sakata Maiko Maiko Dancing Girls are carrying on that culture, and communicating the liveliness of the Minatocho culture of Sakata at that time. On this tour, customers can see the Sakata Maiko Dancing Girls actually dancing.
Furthermore, just as on the previous tour, everyone who applies for this tour will be sent four types of sake selected by Kigawaya, a store selling sake brewed in Yamagata, and a set of fresh ham from Hirata Farms which has its headquarters in Sakata City.
The tour offers many rich experiences enabling customers to get a feel for Sakata, including the beautiful scenery of Minatocho, the light conversation and splendid dancing of the Sakata Maiko Dancing Girls, learning how to enjoy sake from Kigawaya, etc. In addition, time has been provided to ask questions via chat.
■ Product overview
|[Product name]||Go to Sake no Sakata with Sakata Maiko Dancing Girls! Online Tours Exploring Minatocho on Foot [Including a Sake Tasting Set & Snacks from Hirata Farms]|
|[Date and time]||June 26, 2021 (Saturday) from 18:00 to 19:30|
|[Application period]||From June 9, 2021 (Wednesday) at 14:00 to June 22, 2021 (Tuesday) at 23:59|
|[Price]||3,000 yen (tax included)|
* Minimum number of event participants: 10
* People under 20 years old cannot apply.
|[Participation conditions]||Please participate from a place with a stable communications environment.|
On the day we will use Zoom so if you do not have the Zoom app, please download it in advance.
|[URL for the details]||https://www.ana.co.jp/ja/jp/travel/onlinetour/|
* Bookings are open from June 9 (Wednesday) at 14:00.
|[Implementation cooperation]||Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture|
Shonai Airport Use Promotion Association
Kigawaya, a store selling sake brewed in Yamagata: https://www.kigawaya.com/
Going forward, ANA Group will continuously work to promote tourism by creating the relevant population utilizing the ANA domestic route network, and to further discover the charms of and revitalize the region. Please stay tuned.
<Inquiries concerning this press release>
Shonai Branch, ANA Akindo Co., Ltd. TEL: 0234-92-2810
<Inquiries concerning the details of the tour>
Public Relations Contact, General Administration and Public Relations Team, General Administration and Personnel Division, ANA X Inc. TEL: 050-3815-5051