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    Spring Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Mar. mid
    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…

    late
    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…

    Sakura Cherry and Yukiyanagi Thunberg's Meadowsweet Blossoms of Aichi Greenery Center Fujioka-Area

    Cherry blossoms and Thunberg's meadowsweets bloom along a 200-meter-long promenade in a Japanese-style garden. Known as Yukiyanagi in Japan, the snow-white blossoms contrast perfectly with the pale pink cherry buds in full bloom. Together, they create a beautiful, dream-like sce…

    Apr. early
    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…

    Sakura Cherry and Yukiyanagi Thunberg's Meadowsweet Blossoms of Aichi Greenery Center Fujioka-Area

    Cherry blossoms and Thunberg's meadowsweets bloom along a 200-meter-long promenade in a Japanese-style garden. Known as Yukiyanagi in Japan, the snow-white blossoms contrast perfectly with the pale pink cherry buds in full bloom. Together, they create a beautiful, dream-like sce…

    13
    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…

    14
    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…

    29
    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.

    - Oct 31

    Summer Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Jun. 8
    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 Sou-Odori" held on the …

    15
    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 Sou-Odori" held on the …

    16
    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 Sou-Odori" held on the …

    22
    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 Sou-Odori" held on the …

    29
    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 Sou-Odori" held on the …

    Jul. early
    Blueberry-no-Komichi Inabu-Area

    Blueberry-no-Komichi has been in operation in the Inabu region since July 2008. Spend a leisurely time visiting this vast four-hectare farm with about 4,200 blueberry bushes, and eat your fill of fifty different varieties of blueberries. With no time limit and the option to pick…

    mid
    Blueberry-no-Komichi Inabu-Area

    Blueberry-no-Komichi has been in operation in the Inabu region since July 2008. Spend a leisurely time visiting this vast four-hectare farm with about 4,200 blueberry bushes, and eat your fill of fifty different varieties of blueberries. With no time limit and the option to pick…

    late
    Blueberry-no-Komichi Inabu-Area

    Blueberry-no-Komichi has been in operation in the Inabu region since July 2008. Spend a leisurely time visiting this vast four-hectare farm with about 4,200 blueberry bushes, and eat your fill of fifty different varieties of blueberries. With no time limit and the option to pick…

    1
    Oiden Yana Fishing 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.

    - Sep 30
    6
    Inabu-Area

    Large fields of lavender grow close to National Route 153 each summer.
    On July 6th and 7th, bundles of lavender will be for sale during the annual Lavender Fair.
    Enjoy the deep green of Inabu and the healing scent of lavender at the same time.

    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…

    - Oct 14
    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 Sou-Odori" held on the …

    7
    Inabu-Area

    Large fields of lavender grow close to National Route 153 each summer.
    On July 6th and 7th, bundles of lavender will be for sale during the annual Lavender Fair.
    Enjoy the deep green of Inabu and the healing scent of lavender at the same time.

    10
    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 …

    - Oct 27
    13
    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.

    - Oct 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 where locals participate in a dance contest. Crowning the event is the fireworks display with about 1,000 shots launched in time 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 Sou-Odori" held on the …

    14
    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 for making your own wind chime, copying Buddhist sutras, meditating, and much more.

    - Aug 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 Sou-Odori" held on the …

    23
    Gustav Klimt: Vienna - Japan 1900 Toyota-Area

    The Gustav Klimt: Vienna – Japan 1900 exhibition takes place at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art. A leading artist in Vienna, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was active at the end of the 19th century. In the largest display ever to be shown in Japan, the exhibition introduces more t…

    - Oct 14
    27
    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 Sou-Odori" held on the …

    28
    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 Sou-Odori" held on the …

    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. early
    Blueberry-no-Komichi Inabu-Area

    Blueberry-no-Komichi has been in operation in the Inabu region since July 2008. Spend a leisurely time visiting this vast four-hectare farm with about 4,200 blueberry bushes, and eat your fill of fifty different varieties of blueberries. With no time limit and the option to pick…

    mid
    Blueberry-no-Komichi Inabu-Area

    Blueberry-no-Komichi has been in operation in the Inabu region since July 2008. Spend a leisurely time visiting this vast four-hectare farm with about 4,200 blueberry bushes, and eat your fill of fifty different varieties of blueberries. With no time limit and the option to pick…

    Orange Spider Lilies of Inabu Inabu-Area

    Keyaki forest on Mt. Natsuyakejyoga is covered with wild Orange Spider Lilies, known as “Kitsune-no-Kamisori” in Japanese. During the blooming season in the middle of August, the area is carpeted in beautiful orange flowers.

    late
    Blueberry-no-Komichi Inabu-Area

    Blueberry-no-Komichi has been in operation in the Inabu region since July 2008. Spend a leisurely time visiting this vast four-hectare farm with about 4,200 blueberry bushes, and eat your fill of fifty different varieties of blueberries. With no time limit and the option to pick…

    1
    Aichi Triennale 2019 Toyota-Area

    One of the largest international contemporary art festivals in Japan, the Aichi Triennale has been held every three years since 2010. This year, the festival's fourth iteration, will bring together over 80 artists across a range of expressive domains to showcase their works. In …

    - Oct 14
    3
    Tankororin Lantern Festival Asuke-Area

    Takororin Lantern Festival is a special summer event in the Asuke area, when cylindrical lanterns known as “tankororin” line the streets and set the historical Asuke Townscape aglow. Mini concerts take place at various spots along the street, including guitar, shamisen, and raku…

    - Aug 15
    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. On the last day, lanterns are sent off into t…

    - Aug 15
    10
    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 in the water. Then there is also the series of other interesting attractions.

    Events
    -Kingyo Fireworks
    -Fireworks Launch
    -Tezutsu Hand-held Can…

    12
    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.

    15
    Inabu Festival - Yoi Festival Inabu-Area

    The Inabu Festival is an event everyone can participate in 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 Hand-Held Cannon Fireworks, as well as gorgeous reg…

    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.

    24
    Toyota Sangyo Festa 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…

    25
    Toyota Sangyo Festa 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…

    Autumn Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Sep. early
    Blueberry-no-Komichi Inabu-Area

    Blueberry-no-Komichi has been in operation in the Inabu region since July 2008. Spend a leisurely time visiting this vast four-hectare farm with about 4,200 blueberry bushes, and eat your fill of fifty different varieties of blueberries. With no time limit and the option to pick…

    20
    Rugby World Cup 2019 Toyota-Area

    The decisive tournament that decides the rugby champions of the world, the Rugby World Cup 2019 will be held in Japan, and Toyota Stadium figures among the twelve venues hosting matches across the country. Why not join the raving legions of fans in Toyota?

    - Nov 2
    Kazuhisa Kondo Exhibition Toyota-Area

    This large exhibit features original art and independent work by Kazuhisa Kondo, a Toyota City resident who produced many works with the motif of a certain famous robot anime. Drawn specifically for the purpose of this exhibition, original rugby and the City of Toyota Stadium th…

    - Oct 14
    21
    Toyota Lake Mikawa Adventure Shimoyama-Area

    Enjoy experiential outdoor activities such as boarding a Hot Air Balloon, SUP (standup paddleboarding), Air Canoe and others. Find such wildly fun outdoor activities at the Mikawa Kogen highlands around Lake Mikawa, the largest artificial lake in Aichi Prefecture, and take advan…

    - Oct 14
    TOYOTA MACHI SATO MIRAIJUKU 2019 Part 2 Wide-Area

    Experience Toyota through 4 Themes: Nature, Gourmet, Manufacturing, and History/Culture!
    “TOYOTA MACHI SATO MIRAIJUKU” offers hands-on activities and programs in Toyota City. (Reservations required.)
    The various programs allow visitors to fully experience Toyota City's charm!

    - Oct 14
    Oct. 12
    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. …

    Bo-no-Te Keigo "Sentinel" Festival Toyota-Area

    Held at the Shigo-Yabashira Shrine, this festival features demonstrations of the Aichi Prefecture Intangible Cultural Folk Heritage, the Bo-no-Te martial arts technique. A mix of festivity and ritual in supplication for abundant harvests and prosperity, the event is an unique op…

    13
    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. …

    Bo-no-Te Keigo "Sentinel" Festival Toyota-Area

    Held at the Shigo-Yabashira Shrine, this festival features demonstrations of the Aichi Prefecture Intangible Cultural Folk Heritage, the Bo-no-Te martial arts technique. A mix of festivity and ritual in supplication for abundant harvests and prosperity, the event is an unique op…

    19
    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…

    20
    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 Community Hall and billed as “The Obara-za.”

    Nov. 1
    Obara Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossom Festival 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.

    - Nov 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.

    - Nov 30
    2
    Otaki Gorge Maple Festival Matsudaira-Area

    Otaki Gorge is located along Niogawa River, the tributary of Tomoegawa River, in the city of Toyota near Asuke Town. Niogawa River is the resulting flow of six upstream water sources, and is rather calm until it gets to Komiyama District. From this point onward, and until it mee…

    - Dec 1
    Toyota City Inabu Maple Festival Inabu-Area

    The Oidaira Park is a widely known “koyo” autumn leaves spot of the district of Inabu, eastern Toyota-City. About 520 trees of Acer, Maple and Maiden’s Hair (Gingko biloba, or “icho” in Japanese) all start to get vividly colored a bit earlier than the even more famous Korankei v…

    - Nov 17
    3
    Takadoya Maple Leaves Festival Inabu-Area

    Located near the interesting Kuroda Dam in the eastern region of Toyota-City, this spot is great to enjoy the autumn foliage that paints the whole premises in red and gold. And at this one-day event, activities for the visitors help them in spending a rewarding day into the natu…

    10
    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…

    16
    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…

    Street & Park Market Toyota-Area

    Street & Park Market is held on the third Saturday of every month.
    The carefully made items for sale range from handmade goods and accessories to antique items, old books, sweets, and other food made with organic ingredients.
    Hands-on experiences, massages, nail art, and other…

    17
    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…

    22
    Dreams-Hues-Discoveries Fujioka Autumn Leaves Festival Fujioka-Area

    An event that, for over 20 years, was continuously held under the title "Fujioka Fureai Festival," upon Fujioka's merging with Toyota-City in 2005 changed its name to its current form. However, the goals are the same: promote the touristic resources of the area and provide a ven…

    23
    Dreams-Hues-Discoveries Fujioka Autumn Leaves Festival Fujioka-Area

    An event that, for over 20 years, was continuously held under the title "Fujioka Fureai Festival," upon Fujioka's merging with Toyota-City in 2005 changed its name to its current form. However, the goals are the same: promote the touristic resources of the area and provide a ven…

    24
    Dreams-Hues-Discoveries Fujioka Autumn Leaves Festival Fujioka-Area

    An event that, for over 20 years, was continuously held under the title "Fujioka Fureai Festival," upon Fujioka's merging with Toyota-City in 2005 changed its name to its current form. However, the goals are the same: promote the touristic resources of the area and provide a ven…

    Winter Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Dec. mid
    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest 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…

    late
    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest 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…

    21
    Street & Park Market Toyota-Area

    Street & Park Market is held on the third Saturday of every month.
    The carefully made items for sale range from handmade goods and accessories to antique items, old books, sweets, and other food made with organic ingredients.
    Hands-on experiences, massages, nail art, and other…

    Jan. early
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu 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…

    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest 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…

    mid
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu 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…

    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest 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…

    late
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu 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…

    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest 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…

    18
    Kanzokashiki Washi Japanese Paper Making Experience Obara-Area

    A fundamental process in Washi Japanese Paper making - Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum (Toyotashi Washi-no-Furusato) annually hosts the Kanzokashiki event, with admission free of charge and open to anyone willing to participate. Basically, it's the steam boiling process of the …

    Feb. early
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu 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…

    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest 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…

    mid
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu 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…

    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest 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…

    late
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu 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…

    9
    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.

    - Mar 10
    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…

    10
    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…

    23
    Inabu Lunar Calendar’s Hina Festival Inabu-Area

    Meet various kinds of hina dolls and look forward to seeing what theme the hina dolls will make an appearance under this year.
    The main venue is at Donguri Workshop, where the dolls who have retired from being regular hina dolls have become “fukuyose hina,” bringing good luck a…

    - Apr 3