Events in Japan

May - 5 : Go-gatsu

Events in Japan

The largest festival in Odawara City, held in honour of the Hojo Samurai Family, the 5 lords of Odawara Castle who developed the castle town.  Having 1700 participants in this festival, people in Samurai costume parade through the town. Ninja performance also put on.

Kamakura is a historic town beloved by some renowned Japanese authors such as a Nobel Laureate Kawabata Yasunari, and the Kamakura Museum of Literature exhibits manuscripts by those writers and their belongings. This museum building nestled among trees is the former residence Earl Maeda, has a rose garden with 250 rose trees in 200 varieties. 

Has a hundred thousand of Azalea flower in 40 different varieties, covers the 35000 square meter garden at Omuroyama Park, Izu. 

Kasama, a historic town known for its pottery production, holds a large garden located on a hill top, blessed with stunning views of 8500 Azalea trees. The flowers are usually in full bloom between the end of April and the beginning of May, when this festival is held. Kasama-inari, a shrine with a history of 1350 years, also has a large tree of glorious Wisteria that will be in full bloom around the same season.

The largest festival held at Nikko Toshogu Shrine in the historic area of Nikko. This event takes place in spring and autumn. The highlight is Yabusame Horseback Archery put on at the approach to the Toshogu Shrine and the Samurai parade.

A large Bonsai Festival held at Omiya Bonsai village in Omiya. During the estical, masterpieces of Bonsai works are exhibited, and Bonsai plants and pots are also sold there.

Boso-no-Mura is an open air museum operated by Chiba prefecture, has a park with exhibits of Japanese buildings backing to the old Japan of 150 years ago. A number of hands-on events are held during this festival, good for families. Admission: 300 JP Yen/ Adult (Free for children under 15 years old)