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Spring Events

 Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
Mar. The middle ten days
Katakuri Asian Fawnlily Colony of Asuke Asuke-Area

The Asian Fawnlilies of Asuke are located on slopes of Mt. Iimori facing northwestwards and occupy an area of about 0.5 hectares. Every year between about mid-March to early April it is possible to see the cute blossoms, which open almost all at once starting from a particularly…

The last ten days
Katakuri Asian Fawnlily Colony of Asuke Asuke-Area

The Asian Fawnlilies of Asuke are located on slopes of Mt. Iimori facing northwestwards and occupy an area of about 0.5 hectares. Every year between about mid-March to early April it is possible to see the cute blossoms, which open almost all at once starting from a particularly…

Apr. The first ten days
Katakuri Asian Fawnlily Colony of Asuke Asuke-Area

The Asian Fawnlilies of Asuke are located on slopes of Mt. Iimori facing northwestwards and occupy an area of about 0.5 hectares. Every year between about mid-March to early April it is possible to see the cute blossoms, which open almost all at once starting from a particularly…

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Matsudaira Spring Festival Matsudaira-Area

The Shigaku-sai, a sort of dress rehearsal, is held on the Saturday before April 17 in advance of the full festival. The Shigaku-sai festival starts in the evening and involves scooping of water from the traditional well in which Matsudaira was first bathed, dedications of firew…

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Matsudaira Spring Festival Matsudaira-Area

The Shigaku-sai, a sort of dress rehearsal, is held on the Saturday before April 17 in advance of the full festival. The Shigaku-sai festival starts in the evening and involves scooping of water from the traditional well in which Matsudaira was first bathed, dedications of firew…

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Kawaguchi-yana Weir Fujioka-Area

Kawaguchi-yana Weir is built along the clean Yahagi River. Enjoy fresh sweetfish cuisine and the unusual sweetfish sashimi (raw fish). Barrier-free seats are also available. The season is from late April to late October.

- 10/31

Summer Events

 Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
Jun. 17
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

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Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

Lipovitan D Challenge Cup 2018 Japan vs. Georgia Match Toyota-Area

In 2019, Japan will host the World Rugby Cup - a tournament held once every four years. Aichi Prefecture will host matches with the modern Toyota Stadium, which is seeing international friendly matches in preparation for the great event. Come and cheer for the teams!

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Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

Jul. The first ten days
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

The middle ten days
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

The last ten days
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

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Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

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Odo Kanko-yana Weir Asahi-Area

Here you can catch sweetfish and enjoy sweetfish cuisine. In summer, the place is bustling with families enjoying the river. You can catch fish with your bare hands at the weir from mid-July to the end of October.

- 10/31
Fujioka Oiden Summer Festival & Fireworks Fujioka-Area

Part of the larger My Town Oiden of Toyota-City, this event is held at the Fujioka District with locals engaging on the dance contest. Crowning the event there's the Fireworks display with about 1,000 shots launched in synchrony with the background music!

Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

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Odo Yumekake Furin Wind Chimes Fair Asahi-Area

An event begun in 2003. In the middle of July, wind chimes join the sounds of the river to fill the Odocho area. The first day of the event draws many visitors, offering opportunities to make your own wind chime, try copying Buddhist sutras or meditation, and much more.

- 8/31
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

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Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

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Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

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Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

Toyota Oiden Festival Fireworks Toyota-Area

Toyota Oiden Festival is Toyota-City's largest event and, to conclude it with a big splash, the last day features the Toyota Oiden Festival Fireworks. Featuring Melody Fireworks, a huge waterfall fireworks, "starmines", which are complex combinations of simultaneous launches, te…

Aug. The first ten days
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

The middle ten days
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

The last ten days
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

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Asuke Summer Festival Asuke-Area

The Asuke summer festival refers to a series of events that take place in summer throughout the Asuke region. Every August, the promenade along the banks of the Asukegawa River is lit up with candles for the Asukegawa Manto Festival. See also the fireworks festival held in Asuke…

- 8/15
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Wasshoi Festa Obara-Area

An annual summer event in Obara, the hometown of Washi Japanese paper, which namesake is a play on the words "Washi" (Japanese paper) and "Yoi" (good, nice) to combine "Wasshoi", a chant used in Japanese festivals. Crafting workshop experience of Japanese paper-making, stamp ral…

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Tomoegawa Kingyo Fireworks Matsudaira-Area

Tomoegawa Kingyo Fireworks is held annually and features an impressive display of fireworks in the river, to resemble golden fish. Then there is also the series of other interesting attractions.

Events
-Kingyo Fireworks
-Fireworks Launch
-Tezutsu Handheld Cannon Fireworks

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Karen-no-Sato Shimoyama Summer Festival & Fireworks Shimoyama-Area

Not many fireworks are launched at this simple but cute festival, but guests get to see them from really close. Traditional summer festival attractions for the whole evening entertain the guests.

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Inabu Festival - Yoi Festival Inabu-Area

The Inabu Festival is an event everyone can participate, by taking part in the dance animated by the Taiko Japanese drums and hayashi players. Being the biggest event in the Inabu area of Toyota-City, it also features Tezutsu Handheld Cannon Fireworks, as well as a gorgeous regu…

Okuyahagi Onsen Resort Fireworks in Asahi Asahi-Area

From the spectator seats, the Okuyahagi Onsen fireworks look much closer than normal fireworks. Since the area is surrounded by mountains, they cannot shoot fireworks very high. It is to prevent fires. The fireworks therefore explode at a lower height, making it look really clos…

Obara Summer Festival & Fireworks Obara-Area

The summer festivities of Obara area. The fireworks show in the end features approx. 200 rounds. The fire cascade "Niagara Waterfall" fireworks is particularly unmissable.

Odo Tenno Festival Asahi-Area

The Odo Tenno Festival features huge torches of straw, measuring about 2 meters in length, being carried lit around town by young townsmen barely clad in loincloths. See also lanterns laid in the Yahagigawa River, and the final fireworks show.

Autumn Events

 Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
Sep. The first ten days
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

The middle ten days
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

The last ten days
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

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Toyota Sangyo Festa 2018 Industry Fair Toyota-Area

A great fair featuring Industrial Booths Street with exhibitions and sales of companies from Toyota City and other cities along both Tokai Kanjo Expressway and Route 153 such as Kanazawa of Ishikawa Prefecture, local products from a variety of regions, agriculture and forestry m…

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Toyota Sangyo Festa 2018 Industry Fair Toyota-Area

A great fair featuring Industrial Booths Street with exhibitions and sales of companies from Toyota City and other cities along both Tokai Kanjo Expressway and Route 153 such as Kanazawa of Ishikawa Prefecture, local products from a variety of regions, agriculture and forestry m…

Oct. The first ten days
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

The middle ten days
Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

The last ten days
Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

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Sanage Festival Toyota-Area

Every October, the main festival is held on the second Sunday, with a rehearsal festival the day before, on Saturday. The rehearsal festival, called Shiraku-sai, features rituals with portable shrines and a martial arts-based dance called Bo-no-Te. The main festival, called Hong…

Asuke Festival Asuke-Area

The Asuke Festival is held by Asuke Hachimangu Shrine. The main hall was rebuilt in 1466 and is designated as an important cultural property. This festival has been held since the mid 1700s and remains largely unchanged today. Four festival floats are paraded around the street. …

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Sanage Festival Toyota-Area

Every October, the main festival is held on the second Sunday, with a rehearsal festival the day before, on Saturday. The rehearsal festival, called Shiraku-sai, features rituals with portable shrines and a martial arts-based dance called Bo-no-Te. The main festival, called Hong…

Asuke Festival Asuke-Area

The Asuke Festival is held by Asuke Hachimangu Shrine. The main hall was rebuilt in 1466 and is designated as an important cultural property. This festival has been held since the mid 1700s and remains largely unchanged today. Four festival floats are paraded around the street. …

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Koromo Festival Toyota-Area

Each year, the main festival is held on the third Sunday of October, with the rehearsal festival held the day before. Large floats are pulled through town and the Shichido Mairi event is held at night at the Koromo Shrine for the rehearsal festival. For the main festival, the fl…

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Koromo Festival Toyota-Area

Each year, the main festival is held on the third Sunday of October, with the rehearsal festival held the day before. Large floats are pulled through town and the Shichido Mairi event is held at night at the Koromo Shrine for the rehearsal festival. For the main festival, the fl…

Obara Cultural Festival Obara Kabuki Obara-Area

Obara kabuki started in the mid-Edo Period when villagers performed the play as an offering to the local shrine. Today, it is held twice a year in May and October at the Obara Koryukan hall and billed as “The Obara-za.”

Nov. 1
Obara Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossom Trees Festival (Obara Shikizakura Matsuri) Obara-Area

Japan is famous for its cherry blossom in spring and autumn leaves in fall, and that makes it difficult to choose when to come to Japan. But fear not! Aichi has the perfect solution for this dilemma.

- 11/30
Korankei Maple Festival (Korankei Momiji Matsuri) Asuke-Area

Korankei is known nationwide as a place to go and see autumn leaves. A "momiji matsuri", or "autumn leaves viewing festival", is held every year in November, which is the best time to see colored leaves on maple trees that are said to number around 4,000.

- 11/30
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Sasado Autumn Festival Asahi-Area

This festival is for enjoying the red maple leaves at Sasado Park while eating natural yam, a specialty of Asahi. You can also take a hands-on lesson to make a bowl of grated yam and rice or you can harvest yams in the field. Stage entertainment includes taiko drummers, pole mar…

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Sasado Autumn Festival Asahi-Area

This festival is for enjoying the red maple leaves at Sasado Park while eating natural yam, a specialty of Asahi. You can also take a hands-on lesson to make a bowl of grated yam and rice or you can harvest yams in the field. Stage entertainment includes taiko drummers, pole mar…

Winter Events

 Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
Dec. The middle ten days
Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

The last ten days
Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

Jan. The first ten days
Inabu Ice Cascade Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

The middle ten days
Inabu Ice Cascade Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

The last ten days
Inabu Ice Cascade Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

Feb. The first ten days
Inabu Ice Cascade Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

The middle ten days
Inabu Ice Cascade Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

The last ten days
Inabu Ice Cascade Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

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Hina Dolls of Chuma in Asuke-Town Asuke-Area

The homes and shops lining the old streets of Asuke decorate their foyers and interiors with traditional clay dolls, a signature sight of spring that got its start as a way to enliven the streetscape for passersby.

- 3/11
Tenka Festival Matsudaira-Area

As ninth head of the Matsudaira clan, Tokugawa Ieyasu created the foundation for centuries of peace in Japan, fulfilling the dreams of Chikauji, founder of the clan. Local youths revived this festival, centered on the belief that touching a wooden ball purified by water from the…

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Tenka Festival Matsudaira-Area

As ninth head of the Matsudaira clan, Tokugawa Ieyasu created the foundation for centuries of peace in Japan, fulfilling the dreams of Chikauji, founder of the clan. Local youths revived this festival, centered on the belief that touching a wooden ball purified by water from the…