Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Beer Terrace 2017 at A-Factory

Beer Terrace 2017 at A-Factory ビアテラス・アット・エーファクトリー

Enjoy cold beers with an ocean view on a hot summer night!
Beer Terrace 2017 at A-Factory poster 平成29年ビアテラス・アット・エーファクトリー ポスター 青森市 Aomori City

Date: June 9-August 31, 2017 (closed during Nebuta, Aug. 1-8)
Time:
    Weekdays: 18:00-21:00 (20:30 last order)
    Saturdays: 16:30-21:00 (20:30 last order)
    Sundays: 17:00-20:00 (19:30 last order)
Location: A-Factory 1st Floor Terrace (map)
Cost: 1500yen (90min all-you-can-drink)
(food NOT included; available for purchase 500yen~)

Okutsugaru Mushi to Hi Matsuri 2017

Okutsugaru Mushi to Hi Matsuri (Insect & Fire Festival)
奥津軽虫と火まつり
Official Website (Japanese): http://goshogawarajc.com/matsuri/

This is a festival to ward off insects that harm the rice fields. It originated from "mushi okuri"(literally "sending off (driving away) insects"). Large "insects" with wooden heads and straw bodies were paraded down the street and then hung up at the entry points to the village to ward off insects. From 1983, the city decided to combine the mushi okuri festival with "fire"--another powerful symbol for warding off bad things--to give birth to the Mushi to Hi Matsuri.

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: 18:00-21:00
Location:Goshogawara City Hokuto Ground 五所川原市北斗グラウンド (map)
Parade Route & Road Closure Map
(Blue = Parade Route; Red = Road Closures)
Okutsugaru Mushi to Hi Matsuri 2017 road closures parade course map 平成29年奥津軽虫と火まつり案内図 交通制限・運行コース 五所川原市 Goshogawara City Insect & Fire Festival
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions:
  • 9:00-18:00 "Mushi Okuri" Float Displays
    (In front of Goshogawara Station (map) & Tachineputa No Yakata (Tachineputa Museum) (map))
  • "Mushi Okuri" Float Parade
  • Bonfires
  • & More!

Goshogawara City Hokuto Ground 五所川原市 北斗グラウンド


More Information:
Official Website (Japanese): http://goshogawarajc.com/matsuri/
Okutsugaru Sightseeing Website, "The festival 'Mushito Himatsuri'" (English): http://www.okutsugaru.com/e/shichoubetu/goshogawara/mushitohimatsuri.html

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Yosakoi Tsugaru Carnival 2017

Yosakoi Tsugaru Carnvial 2017
第18回よさこい津軽
Official Website (Japanese): http://www.hcci.or.jp/txt/yosakoi

Yosakoi Tsugaru is a mix of Kochi Prefecture's Yosakoi Festival and Hokkaido's Yosakoi Soran Festival. It features a mix of parade and stage style performances along Hirosaki's central shopping arcade, Dotemachi.

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017 (Rain or Shine!)
Time: 9:30-15:30

Location: Hirosaki City, Dotemachi 弘前土手町通り (Map)
(Road closures in effect from 9:00-16:00)
Admission: Free

Hirosaki City, Dotemachi 弘前土手町通り


More Information:
Official Event Website (Japanese): http://www.hcci.or.jp/txt/yosakoi

Old Hirosaki City Fireworks Gathering 2017

Old Hirosaki City Fireworks Gathering 2017
第12回古都ひろさき花火の集い2017
(Koto Hirosaki Hanabi no Tsudoi)
Official Website (Japanese): http://www.hiro-hanabi.com/

Enjoy an evening of fireworks by Iwaki River in Hirosaki City.
Old Hirosaki City Fireworks Gathering 2017 poster 平成29年第12回古都ひろさき花火の集い 弘前市 ポスター Koto Hirosaki Hanabi no Tsudoi Old Hirosaki City Fireworks Gathering 2017venue & road closures map 平成29年第12回古都ひろさき花火の集い 弘前市 会場案内図・周辺交通制限マップ Koto Hirosaki Hanabi no Tsudoi

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017 (May be postponed to June 18 in the event of strong rain/winds)
Time: 15:00-21:00
Location: Hirosaki Iwaki River Floodplain Sports Park (Akudo District)
弘前市岩木川河川敷運動公園(悪戸地区)(Map)

Friday, 28 April 2017

Pizza Carnival in Shichinohe 2017

6th Pizza Carnival in Shichinohe 2017
第6回ピザカーニバルin七戸

Try original pizzas from 12 different shops!

6th Pizza Carnival in Shichinohe 2017 poster  平成29年 第6回ピザカーニバルin七戸 ポスター

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Time: 10:00-14:30*
(*Shops may close earlier if they sell out)
Location: Shichinohe Central Shopping Arcade (七戸中央商店街) (Map)
Admission: Free (purchase required for pizzas)



More Information:
Base of the Trip, Shichinohe Tourism Website (Japanese): http://www.shichinohe-kankou.jp/event_detail?id=00006957

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Hirosaki Apple Blossom Festival 2017

Hirosaki Apple Blossom Festival 2017
弘前りんご花まつり
(Hirosaki Ringo Hana Matsuri)

Enjoy the sight of apple blossoms blooming with snow-capped Mount Iwaki in the background.

Hirosaki Apple Blossom Festival 2017 flyer front 平成29年 弘前りんご花まつり チラシ表 Ringo Hana Matsuri Hirosaki Apple Blossom Festival 2017 flyer back 平成29年 弘前りんご花まつり チラシ裏 Ringo Hana Matsuri

Date: May 6-14, 2017
Time: 10:00-21:00
Location: Hirosaki Apple Park 弘前りんご公園 (map)
Admission: Free (some paid events)

Inakadate Rice Field Art 2017

Inakadate Rice Field Art 2017
第25回田舎館村田んぼアート
Inakadate-mura Tanbo Art)

The theme for this year's rice field art is "Yamata no Orochi & Susanoo-no-Mikoto*" for the main site and "Momotaro" (Peach Boy) for the second site (Michi no Eki Inakadate "Yayoi no Sato").

(*Japanese myth from the "Kojiki" about Susanoo-no-Mikoto slaying the 8-headed dragon "Yamata no Orochi.")

2017 Rice Field Art Site 1 "Yamata no Orochi & Susanoo-no-Mikoto" Inakadate Viewing Platform (Village Office) 平成29年度「ヤマタノオロチとスサノウノミコト」第1田んぼアート田舎館村展望台(田舎館村役場)
2017 Inakadate Rice Field Art Site 2 "Momotaro" (Peach Boy) Michi no Eki "Yayoi no Sato" (Yayoi no Sato Viewing Area) 平成29年「桃太郎」第2田んぼアート道の駅いなかだて「弥生の里」(弥生の里展望所)

Date:
・ Site 1: June 5-October 9, 2017 (closed Sunday October 1, 2017 for rice harvesting)
・ Site 2: June 17-October 9, 2017
  Recommended viewing period: Mid-July to Mid-August
  Check the status of the rice fields beforehand using the live camera feeds

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Namioka Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

Namioka Cherry Blossom Festival 2017
浪岡さくらまつり
(Namioka Sakura Matsuri)

Enjoy various performances and cherry blossoms at the site of the Namioka Castle ruins.
Namioka Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 flyer 平成29年度 浪岡さくらまつり チラシ 青森市 Aomori City Sakura Matsuri

Date: April 29-30, 2017
Time: Apr 29: 13:00~; Apr 30: 10:00~
Location: Namioka Castle Ruins 浪岡城跡 (map)
Admission: Free(?)

Kanagi Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

Kanagi Cherry Blossom Festival 2017
金木桜まつり
(Kanagi Sakura Matsuri)

Ashino Park in Kanagi Area, Goshogawara City is considered one of Japan's 100 Best Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots.

Kanagi Cherry Blossom Festival 金木桜まつり 五所川原市 芦野公園 Kanagi Sakura Matsuri Goshogawara Ashino Park Kouen
Photo Source: aptinet
Date: April 29-May 5, 2017 Time: AM~21:00
Location: Ashino Park 芦野公園 (map)
Parking: 350 car parking lot: 500yen cars; 1000yen micro buses; 2000yen large buses (seats 20+)
Admission: Free

Itayanagi Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

Itayanagi Cherry Blossom Festival 2017
いたやなぎ桜まつり
(Itayanagi Sakura Matsuri)

A festival with music, dance, and food under the cherry blossom trees.
Itayanagi Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 flyer 平成29年板柳町 いたやなぎ桜まつり チラシ Sakura Matsuri

Date: Saturday April 29, 2017
Time: 10:00-15:00
Location: Iwakigawakasen Park 岩木川河川公園 (map)
Admission: Free

Monday, 10 April 2017

CIDRE Spring Festa 2017

CIDRE Spring Festa 2017 シードルスプリングフェスタ

Celebrate the anniversary of CIDRE Day with one hour of all-you-can-drink Aomori Cidre!

CIDRE Spring Festa 2017 poster 平成29年 シードルスプリングフェスタ ポスター 青森市 Aomori City

Date: Sunday April 16, 2017
Time: 13:00-15:00
Location: A-Factory 1st Floor Food Court (map
Cost: 1500yen (60min all-you-can-drink, includes 1 glass new Cidre product; food NOT included)

Shichinohe Hina Doll Festival 2017

7th Annual Shichinohe Hina Doll Festival 2017
第7回しちのへひなまつり
(Shichinohe Hina Matsuri)

Hina Doll and other decorations displayed in various shops along the Shichinohe Central Shopping Arcade.
7th Annual Shichinohe Hina Doll Festival 2017 poster 平成29年 第7回しちのへひなまつり ポスター Hina Matsuri

Date: April 21-23, 2017
Time: 10:00-15:00
Location: Shichinohe Central Shopping Arcade 七戸中央商店街 (map)
Admission: Free

Hirakawa City Onoe Cherry Blossom & Garden Shrub Festival & Hirafune Shigabou Festival 2017

Two festivals celebrating the natural beauty and parks of Hirakawa City.

Hirakawa City Onoe Cherry Blossom & Garden Shrub Festival 2017
平成28年 平川市おのえ花と植木まつり (Hirakawa-Shi Onoe Sakura to Ueki Matsuri)
Hirakawa City Onoe Cherry Blossom & Garden Shrub Festival 2017 平成29年 平川市おのえ花と植木まつり Hirakawa-Shi Onoe Sakura to Ueki Matsuri 2017

Date: April 29-May 7, 2017
Time: 9:00-17:00 (lights until 21:00)
Location: Saruka Park 平川市猿賀公園 (map)
(Free Parking ~200 cars)
Admission: Free

Kuroishi Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

Kuroishi Cherry Blossom Festival 2017
第32回 平成29年 黒石さくらまつり
(Kuroishi Sakura Matsuri)

Enjoy eating, drinking, events, night time "light up," and more at Kuroishi's famous spot for viewing cherry blossoms, Azuma Park.

Kuroishi Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 poster 平成29年黒石さくらまつり ポスター

Date: April 22-May 5, 2017
Time: 9:00-20:30 (lights turned off at 21:00)
Location: Kuroishi City Azuma Park 黒石市東公園 (map)
(free parking available)
Admission: Free

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
Locations:Various
Admission: Free

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Spring Festival in Oirase Town 2017

Spring Festival in Oirase Town 2017
おいらせ町春まつり
(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
Locations:
  • 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
あおもり10市大祭典in十和田
(Aomori Toshi Taisaiten in Towada)
Event Website (Japanese): http://aomori10shi.jp/

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
Time:
   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
Events/Attractions:
  • 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): https://www.facebook.com/events/657583827762683/

Friday, 10 February 2017

Misawa Surf Clam Festival 2017

Misawa Surf Clam Festival 2017
第17回三沢ほっきまつり
(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

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Tsugaru Shamisen World Championships 2017

36th Annual Tsugaru Shamisen World Championships 2017
2017 第35回記念 津軽三味線世界大会
(Tsugaru-Jamisen Sekai Taikai)

A 2-day competition celebrating Aomori's traditional folk music, Tsugaru Shamisen (also known as Tsugaru-jamisen).


Date: May 3-4, 2017
Time: 10:00~ (doors open 9:00)
Location: Hirosaki Shimin Kaikan 弘前市民会館 (map)
Admission: 1-Day Ticket: 1000yen, 2-Day Ticket: 2000yen

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Tsugaru Earth Village Winter Story 2017

Tsugaru Earth Village Winter Story 2017
地球村冬物語
(Chikyuu Mura Fuyu Monogatari)

Enjoy various winter games and competitions, food stalls, performances, evening fireworks, and more!

Tsugaru Earth Village Winter Story 2017 flyer front  平成29年 地球村冬物語 チラシ表 つがる市 Chikyuu Mura Fuyu Monogatari Tsugaru City Tsugaru Earth Village Winter Story 2017 flyer back  平成29年 地球村冬物語 チラシ裏 つがる市 Chikyuu Mura Fuyu Monogatari Tsugaru City

Date: Sunday February 12, 2017
Time: 12:00~
Location: Tsugaru Earth Village つがる地球村 (map)
Admission: Free

Nango Snow Firefly Festival 2017

Nango Snow Firefly Festival 2017
第12回 南郷雪蛍まつり
(Nango Yuki Hotaru Matsuri)

Enjoy the evening glow of snow lanterns in various locations around the Nango area of Hachinohe City.
Nango Snow Firefly Festival 2017 poster 平成29年第12回 南郷雪蛍まつり ポスター Yuki Hotaru Matsuri

Date: Saturday February 11, 2017
Time: 17:00-20:00
Admission: Free
Locations:
    Main Venues
    ・Michi no Eki Nango 道の駅なんごう (map)
    ・Asa Moya no Yakata 朝もやの館 (map)
    ・Yama no Gakkou 山の楽校 (map)
    Other Locations:
    ・Kakkou no Mori Eco Land カッコーの森エコーランド (map)
    ・Nango Library 南郷図書館 (map)
    ・Nango Bunka Hall 南郷文化ホール (map)
    ・Nango Gymnasium 南郷体育館 (map)
    ・Nango Chamber of Commerce & Industry 南郷商工会 (map)

Tsugaru City Spring Festival 2017

Tsugaru City Spring Festival 2017
第2回つがる市春まつり
(Tsugaru-shi Haru Matsuri)

Enjoy the various performances and events surrounded by 1200 cherry blossom trees of different varieties in full bloom.

Tsugaru City Spring Festival 2017 poster 平成29年度第2回つがる市春まつり ポスター Tsugaru-shi Haru Matsuri


Date: April 22-23, 2017
Time: April 22: 12:00-19:30; April 23: 10:00-14:30
Location: Hiratakanuma Park 平滝沼公園 (map)
Admission: Free

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Sakura Yabusame 2017

Cherry Blossom Horseback Archery 2017
第14回桜流鏑馬 (Sakura Yabusame)
Facebook Event Page (Japanese): https://www.facebook.com/events/1873770362869719/

Women's yabusame horseback archery competition under the cherry blossom trees!

Sakura Yabusame Towada Cherry Blossom Horseback Archery 2017 poster 平成29年 第14回桜流鏑馬 ポスター 十和田市 Sakura Yabusame Towada Cherry Blossom Horseback Archery 2017 event details & schedule 平成29年 第14回桜流鏑馬 イベントのご案内・スケジュール 十和田市

Monday, 30 January 2017

Ajigasawa Candle Night 2017

Ajigasawa Candle Night 2017 あじがさわキャンドルナイト

Enjoy the beauty of winter night candle light and illuminations!

Ajigasawa Candle Night 2017 poster あじがさわキャンドルナイト ポスター


Date: February 11-12, 2017
Time: 17:00-20:00
Location: Ajigasawa Station Plaza 鰺ヶ沢駅前広場 (map)
Admission: Free

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Dazai Museum Tsugaru Festival Snow and Light Pageant 2017

Dazai Museum Tsugaru Festival Snow and Light Pageant 2017
太宰ミュージアム津軽まつり 雪と光のページェント 2016 
(Dazai Museum Tsugaru Matsuri Yuki to Hikari no Pageant)

Enjoy the winter outdoors with evening illuminations & fireworks, a snow sports festival, stage events, and more!

Dazai Museum Tsugaru Festival Snow and Light Pageant 2017 poster  平成29年 太宰ミュージアム津軽まつり 雪と光のページェント ポスター Goshogawara City 五所川原市

Date: February 2-12, 2017
Time: 17:00-20:30
Location: Ashino Park, Goshogawara City 五所川原市 金木町の県立芦野公園 (map)
Admission: Free

Yokohama Nanohana Marathon 2017

Yokohama Nanohana Marathon 2017 菜の花マラソン大会
Website (Japanese): Currently Under Construction

The 27th annual "marathon" (10km, 5km, 3km, and 2km courses only) is part of the Canola Festival in Yokohama Town.

Yokohama Nanohana Marathon 2017 平成29年 菜の花マラソン大会

Date: Sunday May 21, 2017
Time: 10:15~ (Registration: 8:20-9:20)
Location: Mameda Special Event Site (大豆田特設会場) (map)
Registration Deadline: Friday March 25, 2016
Divisions: 10km; 5km; 3km; 2km
Entry Fees: (includes special sports towel)
  • 2500yen High School Aged Students & Older
  • 1000yen Junior High School Aged Students & Younger

Canola Festival in Yokohama Town 2017

Canola Festival in Yokohama Town 2017
2017 菜の花フェスティバルinよこはま (Nanohana Festival in Yokohama)

An event featuring a giant maze of golden canola fields, various canola-based and other local foods, stage shows, and more.

Canola Festival in Yokohama 2017 poster 平成29年 菜の花フェスティバルinよこはま ポスター Nanohana 横浜町

Date: May 20-21, 2017
Location: Mameda Special Event Site (大豆田特設会場) (map)
Admission: Free (fees may apply for some events)

Pocky x Lover's Sanctuary Special Valentine 2017

Pocky x Lover's Sanctuary Special Valentine 2017
Pocky x 恋人の聖地 スペシャルバレンタイン2017


Visit select Lover's Sanctuary and Satellite locations to receive a free Pocky present! (While supplies last.)

Pocky x Lover's Sanctuary Special Valentine 2017 presents Pocky x 恋人の聖地 スペシャルバレンタイン2017 プレゼント
(Left: Lover's Sanctuary Special Pocky; Right: Pocky "Shooter" Balloon)

Date: February 1-14*, 2017 (*while supplies last)
Admission: Free
Location: Various
   Aomori Locations:
   ・Tachi Neputa no Yakata, Goshogawara City (map)
   ・Notre Dame Hachinohe (map)
(See full list of participating Lover's Sanctuary & Satellite locations here (in Japanese).)

Pocky x Lover's Sanctuary Valentine Photo Contest 2017

Pocky x Lover's Sanctuary Valentine Photo Contest 2017
Pocky x 恋人の聖地バレンタインフォトコンテスト2017


Take a "lovey-dovey couple photo"* at one of 230 designated "Lover's Sanctuary" & "Satellite" locations and enter for a chance to win various prizes!
(*"Couple photo" must be of two people, but does not have to be a romantic couple--can be two friends, family members, etc.)

Pocky x Lover's Sanctuary Valentine Photo Contest 2017 flyer ポッキー x 恋人の聖地バレンタインフォトコンテスト2017 チラシ

Contest Details
Contest Website (Japanese): http://www.seichi.net/photocon2017/photocon02.php
  • Contest Judges:
    IMALU, singer/model/talent
    Yumi Katsura, bridal fashion designer
    Shogo Kariyazaki, floral designer
    ・& Others
  • Contest Awards & Prizes
    • Pocky Prizes:
      ・Hotel Grèges Suite Room Pair Voucher
      ・Tokyo Bay Cruising Symphony Pair Dinner Cruise
    • Kobe-Awaji-Naruto-Expressway Service Area Special Prize: TBA
    • Lover's Sanctuary Prizes: Various Hotel Pair Vouchers; Food & Travel Vouchers; Etc.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Ominato Northern Garrison Post Winter Fest 2017

Ominato Northern Garrison Post Winter Fest 2017
北の防人大湊ふゆフェス2017
(Kita no Sakimori Oominato Fuyu Fes)

A festival featuring various performances, food, and activities around the Ominato area in Mutsu City!
Ominato Northern Garrison Post Winter Fest 2017 flyer front 平成29年 北の防人大湊ふゆフェス チラシ表 むつ市 Kita no Sakimori Oominato Fuyu Fes Mutsu City Ominato Northern Garrison Post Winter Fest 2017 flyer back 平成29年 北の防人大湊ふゆフェス チラシ裏 むつ市 Kita no Sakimori Oominato Fuyu Fes Mutsu City

Date: Saturday February 4, 2017
Time: 10:00-15:00
Location: Ominato Area (Mutsu City)
・Andokan 北の防人大湊 安渡館 (map)
・Midori no Sakimori-kan みどりのさきもり館 (map
・Nibankan 弐番館 (map)
・Hokuyoukan 北洋館 (map)
・Suigenchi Park 市水源池公園 (map)水源池公園
Admission: Free

Towada Traditional Performing Arts Festival 2017

Towada Traditional Performing Arts Festival 2017
第27回十和田伝統芸能まつり (Towada Dentou Geinou Matsuri)

Watch performances of various local traditional performing arts. Stay until the end for a prize drawing!

Towada Traditional Performing Arts Festival 2017 flyer front 第27回十和田伝統芸能まつり チラシ表 Dentou Geinou Matsuri Towada Traditional Performing Arts Festival 2017 flyer back 第27回十和田伝統芸能まつり チラシ裏 Dentou Geinou Matsuri

Date: Sunday February 12, 2017
Time: 12:00-16:00 (Doors open at 11:00)
Location: Towada Bunka Center 十和田市民文化センター(map)
Admission: Free

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival 2017
弘前さくらまつり2017 (Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri)
Official Website (Japanese): http://www.hirosakipark.jp/sakura/

Hirosaki Park is of Japan's most beautiful spots for cherry blossom viewing!

(Page will be updated as more information becomes available)
Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 poster 平成29年弘前さくらまつり ポスター

Date: April 22 - May 7, 2017
Location: Hirosaki Park (弘前公園) (map)
Admission: Free and Paid Zones

Itayanagi Snow Festival 2017

"Apple Country" Itayanagi Snow Festival 2017
第30回りんごの里いたやなぎ 雪まつり (Ringo no Sato Itayanagi Yuki Matsuri)

Winter festival fun for the whole family!

Apple Country Itayanagi Snow Festival 2017 flyer front  平成29年 第30回りんごの里いたやなぎ雪まつり チラシ表 Ringo no Sato Itayanagi Yuki Matsuri Apple Country Itayanagi Snow Festival 2017 flyer back  平成29年 第30回りんごの里いたやなぎ雪まつり チラシ裏 Ringo no Sato Itayanagi Yuki Matsuri

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2016
Time: 9:00-14:00
Location: Itayanagi Town Furusato Center Event Plaza
板柳町ふるさとセンターイベント広場 (map)

Aspam Winter Festival 2017

Aspam Winter Festival 2017
2016 アスパム冬まつり (Aspam Fuyu Matsuri)

Enjoy various local foods, crafts, and activities!

Aspam Winter Festival 2017 flyer front 平成29年アスパム冬まつり チラシ表  青森市 Fuyu Matsuri Aomori City Aspam Winter Festival 2017 flyer back 平成29年アスパム冬まつり チラシ裏  青森市 Fuyu Matsuri Aomori City

Niogataki Waterfall Ice Festival 2017

Niogataki Waterfall Ice Festival 2017
乳穂ヶ滝氷祭
(Niogakati Koori Matsuri)

The 33m Niogataka Waterfall has frozen over in the winter since the olden days. The size and shape of the frozen falls is said to reflect whether the year's harvest will be rich or poor. The festival features Shinto prayers and ritual divinations, live performances, and more.

*Depending on weather conditions, the falls might not be frozen, so please check/inquire ahead of time if necessary.*


(Photo Source: aptinet)

Date: Sunday February 19, 2017
Time: 11:00-14:00
Location: Niogataki Waterfall 乳穂ヶ滝 (map)
Admission: Free

Monday, 23 January 2017

Nanbu Area Enburi Photo Contest 2017

Nanbu Area Enburi Photo Contest 2017
南部地方えんぶり「写真コンテスト」
(Nanbu-chiho Enburi Shashin Contest)

A photo contest for the purposes of documenting and preserving Nanbu Area Enburi.

Hachinohe Area Enburi 南部地方えんぶり
(Photo Source: Kenyoshi Shoutenkai Website)

Contest Details:
Full Contest Information PDF File: Japanese
  • Contest Awards & Prizes
    • Special Prize (1): 10,000yen value prize
    • Selection Prize (6): 5000yen value prize

Mid-Winter Festival in Cherius 2017

Mid-Winter Festival in Cherius 2017
極寒祭 in チェリウス (Gokkansai in Cherius)

Enjoy Nanbu Enburi, original nabe stews, craft making, parfait & pizza making, various outdoor activities, and more!

Mid-Winter Festival in Cherius 2017 flyer front 平成29年 極寒祭 in チェリウス チラシ表 Gokkansai Mid-Winter Festival in Cherius 2017 flyer back 平成29年 極寒祭 in チェリウス チラシ裏 Gokkansai

Date: February 11-12, 2017
Time: February 6: 13:30-20:00, February 7: 10:00-14:00
Location: Nanbu Town Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing Industries Training Institute Cherius
南部町農林漁業体験実習館チェリウス (map)
Admission: Free (select paid events)

Nanbu Area Enburi 2017

Nanbu Area Enburi 2017
南部地方えんぶり
(Nanbu-chiho Enburi)

"Enburi" is a Nanbu area local traditional festival that was designated a national "Important Intangible Folk Culture Asset" in 1979. Groups of dancers and musicians parade through the city performing dances that represent wishes for a good harvest.

Nanbu Area Enburi 2017 poster 平成29年南部地方えんぶり ポスター Nanbu-chiho Enburi

Date: February 11-12, 2017
Time: 9:00~
Location: Nanbu Town, Various
Admission: Free