Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Towada Spring Festival 2017

Towada Spring Festival 2017
十和田市春まつり (Towada-Shi Haru Matsuri)

Enjoy various events such as horseback archery, yosakoi dance and koto performances under cherry blossom trees in full bloom.
Towada Spring Festival 2017 poster 平成29年十和田市春まつり  ポスター Towada-Shi Haru Matsuri

Date: April 20 - May 5, 2016
Admission: Free

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Spring Festival in Oirase Town 2017

Spring Festival in Oirase Town 2017
(Oirase-cho Haru Matsuri)

Enjoy cherry blossom viewing at Icho Park and Shimoda Park in Oirase Town.

Date: April 29-May 7, 2017
Admission: Free
  • Icho Park いちょう公園 (map)
  • Shimoda Park 下田公園 (map)

Thursday, 23 February 2017

2017 Aomori 10 City Festival in Towada

2017 Aomori 10 City Festival in Towada
(Aomori Toshi Taisaiten in Towada)
Event Website (Japanese):

A festival showcasing major festivals and local foods/products, etc. from 10 cities around Aomori Prefecture: Aomori City, Hirosaki City, Hachinohe City, Kuroishi City, Goshogawara City, Towada City, Misawa City, Mutsu City, Tsugaru City, and Hirakawa City.

(Note: Information will be updated as it becomes available)

Date: September 23-24, 2017
   Saturday September 23: 10:00-20:00
   Sunday September 24: 10:00-15:00
Location: Kanchogai Street Area 官庁街通り周辺 (map)
Admission: Free (parade paid seating may be available?)

Friday, 17 February 2017

Towada Sakura Yabusame Exhibit in Hachinohe 2017

Towada Cherry Blossom Yabusame Exhibit in Hachinohe 2017
十和田桜流鏑馬展 (Towada Sakura Yabusame Ten)

A special exhibit about a major spring event of Towada City, "Sakura Yabusame" (cherry blossom horseback archery).

Date: March 18-19, 2017
Time: 11:00-18:00
Location: Hachinohe Shopping Center Lapia, 1st Floor Festa Plaza
八戸ショッピングセンターラピア 1Fフェスタプラザ (map)
Admission: Free
  • Yabusame Photograph Display
  • Past Poster Display
  • Yabusame Competition Attire Display
  • Yabusame Event Video Showings
  • Japanese Small Item and Clothing & Accessories Display
  • Rental Attire for Photo-Taking
  • Sunday March 19: Yabusame Competitors' Wooden Horse Rapid Fire Exhibition Contest

Hachinohe Shopping Center Lapia 八戸ショッピングセンターラピア
2 Chome Kōyō14-1 (八戸市江陽2丁目14−1)
Hachinohe City, Aomori 031-0801

More Information:
Facebook Event Page (Japanese):

Friday, 10 February 2017

Misawa Surf Clam Festival 2017

Misawa Surf Clam Festival 2017
(Misawa Hokki Matsuri)

A festival celebrating Misawa's favourite winter seafood, hokki (Japanese surf clam, a.k.a. hokkigai). Events include free samples of hokki cuisine, hokki and other local product sales, a clam shucking competition, and children's taiko drumming performance.

Date: Sunday March 12, 2017
Time: 9:30-14:30
Location: Misawa Fishery Port 三沢市魚市場特設会場 (map)
Admission: Free

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Risoukyo Flower Festivals 2017

Risoukyo's lovely botanical gardens are a hidden gem of Towada. In the spring/early summer it has three major flower festivals: lupin, Chinese peony, and Japanese iris festivals.

Risoukyo Lupin Festival Lupinus Matsuri 鯉艸郷 ルピナスまつり Risoukyo Chinese Peony Festival Shakuyaku Matsuri 鯉艸郷 芍薬まつり Risoukyo Japanese Iris Festival Hanashoubu Matsuri 鯉艸郷 花菖蒲まつり

Mexican-Themed Cafe & Bar Carbs

Cafe & Bar Spotlight: Cafe & Bar Carbs カフェ&バルキャブス

With no seating charge, delicious food, tequila (among various other drinks), and the occasional live music event, Carbs is a favourite nijikai (after party) spot in Towada. The weekday lunch menu is also highly recommended for its large portion sizes and reasonable prices.

Cafe & Bar Carbs exterior  カフェ&バルキャブス  外見写真 十和田市 Towada City
Cafe & Bar Carbs exterior  カフェ&バルキャブス  外見写真 十和田市 Towada City