The foreign cruise ship, Costa neoRomantica arrived at Sakata Port for the first time on August 2nd. Approximately 1,000 people gathered at the port to welcome the ship.

Hundreds of passengers and crew members came ashore and visited the Shonai area.

At the city center (Nakamachi area), both passengers and citizens enjoyed a festive atmosphere with an “Oiran” parade, kimono and samurai armor experience, as well as the Cruise Market & Café.

When the ship left the port at night, fireworks illuminated the sky and a large gathering of people waved farewell to the ship.