Annual Calendar 2020年 | VISIT TOYOTA CITY‐Toyota City Official Travel Site-

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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…

    11
    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…

    12
    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…

    Summer Events

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

    All Toyota Oiden Festival events have been cancelled.

    Taking into account the spread of novel coronavirus infection COVID-19, it has been decided that the following planned events for this year's Toyota Oiden Festival will be cancelled.

    ・My Town Oiden
    June 13 (Sat.) - Se…

    mid
    Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

    All Toyota Oiden Festival events have been cancelled.

    Taking into account the spread of novel coronavirus infection COVID-19, it has been decided that the following planned events for this year's Toyota Oiden Festival will be cancelled.

    ・My Town Oiden
    June 13 (Sat.) - Se…

    late
    Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

    All Toyota Oiden Festival events have been cancelled.

    Taking into account the spread of novel coronavirus infection COVID-19, it has been decided that the following planned events for this year's Toyota Oiden Festival will be cancelled.

    ・My Town Oiden
    June 13 (Sat.) - Se…

    27
    Inabu Lavender Fair - Donguri Workshop Lavender Gathering Inabu-Area

    Large fields of lavender grow close to National Route 153 each summer.
    Lavender gathering experiences are only held during this season!
    Enjoy the deep green of Inabu and the healing scent of freshly harvested lavender at the same time.

    - 7/5
    Jul. early
    Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

    All Toyota Oiden Festival events have been cancelled.

    Taking into account the spread of novel coronavirus infection COVID-19, it has been decided that the following planned events for this year's Toyota Oiden Festival will be cancelled.

    ・My Town Oiden
    June 13 (Sat.) - Se…

    mid
    Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

    All Toyota Oiden Festival events have been cancelled.

    Taking into account the spread of novel coronavirus infection COVID-19, it has been decided that the following planned events for this year's Toyota Oiden Festival will be cancelled.

    ・My Town Oiden
    June 13 (Sat.) - Se…

    late
    Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

    All Toyota Oiden Festival events have been cancelled.

    Taking into account the spread of novel coronavirus infection COVID-19, it has been decided that the following planned events for this year's Toyota Oiden Festival will be cancelled.

    ・My Town Oiden
    June 13 (Sat.) - Se…

    1
    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…

    - 8/31
    Kawaguchi Yana Fishing Weir Fujioka-Area

    Kawaguchi Yana Fishing 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
    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.

    - 9/30
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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 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!

    Hirose Yana Fishing Weir Toyota-Area

    Hirose Yana Fishing 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…

    - 10/11
    18
    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…

    Aug. 15
    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…

    Autumn Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Sep. 19
    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…

    27
    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…

    Nov. 19
    Rally Japan 2020 Wide-Area

    The World Rally Championship (WRC) run by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is a world-class rally competition held each year with history and traditions dating back to 1973. The competitors’ cars are special machines developed from production vehicles, and run…

    - 11/22

    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…

    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…

    17
    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…

    1
    Yukimi Kaido Inabu Inabu-Area

    Yukimi Kaido Inabu is an annual winter event in the Inabu area of Toyota City.
    When the candles made out of natural snow are lit, the soft light creates a mysterious nighttime atmosphere.
    Held at the same time is the “Shiru-1 Grand Prix,” where merchants compete to see who mak…

    8
    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…

    9
    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…

    15
    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.

    - 3/15
    22
    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…

    - 4/3