Events

Shoryu Weeping Plum Blossom Festival

Late February - Late March

Weeping plum trees, trimmed to appear like dragons rising into the skies, will bloom in full glory i ...
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Other Festivities
  • Spring (March-May)
  • Winter (December-February)

Lake Hamana Flower Festa

Late March – Early June

Hamamatsu in western Shizuoka Prefecture has the longest hours of sunlight in Japan. Every year, num ...
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Other Festivities
  • Spring (March-May)
  • Summer (June-August)

Princess Road Procession

First weekend of April

The scene of an antique picture scroll unrolls onto the cherry blossom walkway of Miyakoda River. Th ...
  • Traditional Festivals
  • Spring (March-May)

Hamamatsu Festival

5/3 - 5/5

The Kite-Flying Battle begins with the First Kite—a kite flown in honor of the birth of a family’s f ...
  • Traditional Festivals
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Spring (March-May)

Shibukawa Azalea Festival

Mid to Late May

Shibukawa azaleas, also known as rhododendron sanctum, are characterized by three-petaled leaves and ...
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Other Festivities
  • Spring (March-May)

Enshu Hamakita Hiryu Festival

The last weekend of May

Various events such as Hamakita Kite-Flying and the Hiryu Fire Festival will be held during the fest ...
  • Traditional Festivals
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Spring (March-May)

Ieyasu Festival

June

The event takes place at Hamamatsu Castle otherwise known as Shusse Castle (Castle of Success). This ...
  • Other Festivities
  • Summer (June-August)

Enshu Dainenbutsu

July 15

The Enshu Dainenbutsu is a regional performing art of the Enshu region. At the request of households ...
  • Traditional Festivals
  • Summer (June-August)

Kajima Fireworks

The first Saturday of August

The Kajima Fireworks is a traditional event with over 140 years of history and a special summer attr ...
  • Fireworks
  • Summer (June-August)

Mikkabi Fireworks Festival

On a holiday around August 10 (TBD)

The Mikkabi Fireworks Festival is a special summer feature of Oku-Hamanako. During this display, the ...
  • Fireworks
  • Summer (June-August)

Misakubo Festival

The third weekend of September

Misakubo Festival is a religious festival jointly hosted by Kasuga Shrine (Mukaichiba), Hachimangu S ...
  • Traditional Festivals
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Fall (September-November)

Hamakita Manyo Festival

Mid-October

Hamakita is a place noted to be connected to the Man’yoshu, Japan’s oldest poetry anthology, c ...
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Other Festivities
  • Fall (September-November)
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