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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…

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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…

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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 …

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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 …

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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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
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…

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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…

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 …

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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 …

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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 …

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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 …

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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 …

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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 …

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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 …

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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 …

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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 …

Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

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…