Events

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)

Kanzanji Onsen Lantern and Fireworks Festival

The fourth Sunday of July

The fireworks festival is annually held at Kanzanji Onsen near Lake Hamana. Spectators can also enjo ...
  • Fireworks
  • 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

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)

Toge no Kunitori Tug-of-War Contest

The fourth Sunday of October

This event is a tug-of-war showdown between the Enshu Team (representing Misakubo in Shizuoka) and t ...
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Other Festivities
  • Fall (September-November)

Akiha Fire Festival

12/15, 16

The Akiha Fire Festival takes place at Akiha Shrine and Shuyoji Temple. Akiha Shrine is particularly ...
  • Traditional Festivals
  • Winter (December-February)