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Parade, Dances, Songs, and More at the 2017 Taipei Hot Spring Season

Parade, Dances, Songs, and More at the 2017 Taipei Hot Spring Season

The hot spring season is here once again!

Spotlighting “Onsen Water Spray Tradition,” the fest will feature six main themes, including an outdoor fair, stage performances, charity activities, yukata kimono dressing up, and an onsen spray parade. 

On October 21 and 22, adorable mascots and ambassadors from hot spring areas in Japan and other regions of the Asia-Pacific will join kids carrying children’s palanquins at the mikoshi parade to inject a dash of vigorously festivity into the neighborhood.

Other highlights of the Taipei Hot Spring Season include nakasi singing competition, yukata design contest, Ming Hwa Yuan Taiwanese opera performances, open air cinema, Ibusuki’s Hula dance, Matsuyama’s enka performances, and shows featuring music bands from Kyoto. 

Overview of Activities:

Diverse Stalls and Booths:
During the Hot Spring Season, Beitou hot spring resorts will offer discount coupons, while hot spring resorts across the Asia-Pacific will promote various themes at their booths. There are also stalls spotlighting local snacks, charity drives, and other attractions!

  • Date/Time: Oct. 19 – 23 (10:30 AM – 8:30 PM)
  • Venue: Qixing Street

Beitou Public BathOnsen “Water Spray” Parade:
A parade involving the children’s mikoshi, mascots, and many of the show performers will take place in the surrounding neighborhood during the weekend of the festival.

  • Date/Time: Oct. 21 (10:30 am – 11:30 am); Oct. 22 (3 pm – 4 pm)
  • Venue: Qixing Street and Guangming Road

Dress up in Yukata:
Date: Oct. 22
Time: 9 AM – 8:30 PM
Venue: Qixing Street
We invite you try on yukata (Japanese casual kimono) as you explore the neighborhood and enjoy the sight of garments designed by locals. There are also DIY classes on making your own paper fan.

  • Yukata Design Contest: 9 AM – Noon
  • Those wearing Yukata can enjoy discounts at selected booths

Charity:
We invite you to contribute to charities

  • Charity Creativity Market:
    • Date/Time: Oct. 19 – 23, 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM
    • Venue: Qixing Street
  • Blood Drive:
    • Date/Time: Oct. 20 – 22; 10 AM – 5 PM
    • Venue: Next to Sweet Me Hot Spring Hotel
  • Charity Haircut:
    • Date/Time: Oct. 22; 10 AM – noon;
    • Venue: MRT Xinbeitou Station Plaza
  • Park-cleaning Event:
    • Date/Time: Oct. 22; 4 PM – 5 PM;
    • Venue: Meet up in front of Beauty Age Spring Hotel

Beitou Hot Spring MuseumLocal Culture:
Professional local guides will bring visitors on a tour of the neighborhood, highlighting cultural and historical aspects of Beitou. There will also be a weekend shuttle bus to facilitate travel to major attractions in the area.

  • Weekend Cultural Tours:
    • Date/Time: Oct. 21-22; 10 AM – Noon/ 2 PM – 4 PM
    • Venue: Meet up next to the fountain inside Beitou Park
  • Weekend Hot Spring Shuttle Buses:
    • Date/Time: Oct. 21 -22; 10 AM – 5 PM
    • Venue: Stop located next to KFC of Xinbeitou

Stage Performance:
During the hot spring season, a series of performances will take place on the main stage of the venue. Performers include Japanese enka artist, bands, hula dance, Ming Hwa Yuan theatric troupe, nakasi contest, and shamans’ choir, as well as open air cinema!

Performance

Date

Time

Nakasi singing competition

Oct. 19

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Open air cinema

Oct. 20

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Japanese enka artist

Oct. 20

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Oct. 21

4 pm – 5 pm; 6:45 pm – 6:55 pm

Oct. 22

4 pm – 5 pm

Japanese band

Oct. 21

3 pm – 4 pm

Oct. 22

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Japanese hula dance

Oct. 21

7 pm – 7:25 pm

Ming Hwa Yuan theatric troupe

Oct. 21

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Shamans’ choir

Oct. 23

7 pm – 8:30 pm

For more information, please visit the site of Taipei Hot Springs Association (www.taipeisprings.org.tw)(Chinese) or call the organization (TEL: +886-2-2895-5418).

2017 Taipei Hot Spring Season
Date: October 19 – 23
Time: 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Venues: MRT Xinbeitou Station Plaza, Qixing Street, Qixing Park, Beitou Park

Date

Activities

October 19 (Thu.)

Diverse stalls and booths; charity marketplace; stage performance; Finals for Nakasi singing competition 

October 20 (Fri.)

Diverse stalls and booths; charity marketplace; stage performance; blood drive; open air cinema

October 21 (Sat.)

Diverse stalls and booths; charity marketplace; stage performance; blood drive; onsen ‘water Spray’ parade; hands-on experience with local culture; hot spring shuttle bus; performance by Japanese enka artist; hula dance performance; Ming Hwa Yuan Taiwanese opera show

October 22 (Sun.)

Diverse stalls and booths; charity marketplace; stage performance; blood drive; onsen ‘water Spray’ parade; charity haircuts; group park-cleaning operation; hands-on experience with local culture; hot spring shuttle bus; yukata design contest 

October 23 (Mon.)

iverse stalls and booths; charity marketplace; stage performance; shamans’ choir

 

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  • Updated: 2017/10/13 17:11
  • Reviewed: 2017/10/13 17:10

  • Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government