時間は夜8時から。 月曜日以外は毎日。 約1時間。
In Japan, there is a tradition of storytelling called "Kataribe". It's basically the retelling of childhood stories and local legends. But to watch a skillful Kataribe act, the fun is in the telling. You may already know the story's details, but someone skilled with the Kataribe craft keeps his or her audience enthralled in the story through the telling.
Here in Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen, we are fortunate to have such a storyteller. Nishizawa-san of Koishi no Yu ryokan is a master Kataribe craftsman. He brings alive the many legends of our onsen town as well as Zenkoji Temple, Ueda City and other nearby areas.
Everyone here has been pestering Nishizawa-san to open his act up so anyone can attend. Finally he caved in, and has officially started "Kataribe Night". He will perform his Kataribe every night except Mondays from 8pm at his ryokan's banquet room. Cost is 500 yen per person. For details, feel free to ask here at Kamesei Ryokan. Nishizawa-san's performance is in Japanese, but should be enjoyable to watch just to see his antics.