Program FAQ

About the Program

Hosting a Tsugaru traveler

  • Do I have to live in Bath to host?

    • No! historically, our host families have come from Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, Phippsburg, and Gerogetown. However, we have had families participate from the Freeport, Damariscotta, and Bowdoinham communities. Please note that while living in Bath is not a requirement, it is required that you are able to commute between Bath and your home to drop-off and pick-up your guest

Traveling to Tsugaru

  • When does the trip to Tsugaru take place?

    • We typically travel to Tsugaru City for the first 10 or so days of August. 2016 travel dates will include the Cheseborough Cup on 8/7 and at least part of the Neputa Festival during the first week in August. Exact dates will be confirmed in March.