The tour started gently with a performance at the Ganko-tei restaurant in Takarazuka, an easy walk from our accomodation. Our tour organiser, Tazuko McLaren, has many close friends in Takarazuka who are long term supporters of the group and the concert was well attended.
The Ganko-tei restaurant is a traditional style Japanese restaurant with many different spaces all looking out on to beautiful Japanese gardens. The acoustic in the room was lovely and it was a nice place to test out some of the new songs on a Japanese audience.
After the concert we had a late lunch and some free time to explore Takarazuka.