Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Children's Hip Hop Paradise 2017

Children's Hip Hop Paradise 2017
こどもヒップホップパラヂアス
(Kodomo Hip Hop Paradise)
Event Website (Japanese): http://hiphop-towada.net/

Various hip hop performances from nursery school children to high school aged students! Special guest appearance by Towada mascot characters "Towada Families"!

Children's Hip Hop Paradise 2017 poster 平成29年 こどもヒップホップパラヂアス ポスター

Date: Saturday October 21, 2017
Time: 13:00-15:00 (doors open 12:30)
Location: Towada Shimin Bunka Center, Dai Hall 十和田市民文化センター 大ホール (map)
Admission: Free

Towada Shimin Bunka Center 十和田市民文化センター
2-1 Nishi Sanbancho (十和田市西三番町2-1)
Towada City, Aomori 034-0083


More Information:
Event Website (Japanese): http://hiphop-towada.net/

Towada Samba Carnival 2017

Towada Samba Carnival 2017 十和田サンバカーニバル
Official Website (Japanese): http://sanba-de-samba.net/

A summer event featuring a music festival (music and dance performances, etc.) and samba parade!
Towada Samba Carnival 2017 poster 十和田サンバカーニバル 平成29年 ポスター

Date: Saturday August 5, 2017
Time:
    Music Festival: 12:00-16:00
    Opening Ceremony: 16:45-17:00
    Parade: 17:00-19:00
Location(s):
    Music Festival
  • Central Parking Lot (in front of Towada City Hall)
    十和田市役所向かい、中央駐車場 (map)
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Intersection in front of Towada Art Center
    現代美術館前交差点
  • Parade
  • Kanchogai Street (from Towada Art Center to Central Parking Lot)
    官庁街通り(現代美術館~中央駐車場)
Admission: Free

Friday, 23 June 2017

Jakkudo Festival 2017

Jakudo Festival 2017
第26回ジャックドまつり (Jakudo Matsuri)
Event Facebook Page (Japanese): https://www.facebook.com/Jakkudomatsuri/

Nanbu Town summer festival featuring various performances, food booths, fireworks, and more!
Jakkudo Festival 2017 poster 平成29年第26回ジャックドまつり ポスター Matsuri Nanbu Town 南部町 Jakkudo Festival 2017 venue map 平成29年第26回ジャックドまつり 会場案内図 Matsuri Nanbu Town 南部町


Date: July 8-9, 2017
Time: Jul 8: 13:00~21:00; Jul 9: 9:00~17:30(?)
Location: Fureai Park (Nanbu Town) ふれあい公園 (map)
Admission: Free

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Towadako Kosui Matsuri 2017

Towadako Kosui Matsuri 2017 (Lake Towada Lake Festival)
十和田湖湖水まつり 2017
Official Website (Japanese): http://www.kosuimaturi.com/

Fireworks by Lake Towada, performances, and various other events!
Lake Towada Lake Festival 2017 poster 平成29年十和田湖湖水まつり ポスター

Date: July 15-16, 2017 (Sat.-Sun.)
Time: 9:00~21:00
Location: Lake Towada, Yasumiya 十和田湖畔 休屋 (map)
Admission: Free

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Hachinohe Fireworks Display 2017

Hachinohe Fireworks Display 2017
第37回八戸花火大会2017
(Hachinohe Hanabi Taikai)

An impressive fireworks display of about 5000 fireworks against the backdrop of Hachinohe Harbour.
Hachinohe Fireworks Display 八戸花火大会 Hanabi Taikai

Date: Sunday August 20*, 2017 (*Rain Date: Sunday August 27, 2017*)
Time: 19:00
Location: Hachinohe Tatehana Harbour 八戸館鼻漁港 (map)

Hachinohe Tanabata Festival

Hachinohe Tanabata Festival 2017
八戸七夕まつり (Hachinohe Tanabata Matsuri)
Event Website (Japanese): http://www.8cci.or.jp/tanabata/

Enjoy Tanabata (Star Festival) decorations, performances, and shopping at various street vendors along the streets of Central Hachinohe.
Hachinohe Tanabata Festival 八戸七夕まつり Matsuri
(Photo Source: Japan Attractions)

Date: July 14-17, 2017
Time: 18:00-21:00
Locations: Central Hachinohe 八戸中心街 (Hachinohe Chuushingai), Honchō Minatomachi 湊町本町
Venue & Road Closures Map
Hachinohe Tanabata Festival 2017 Venue & Road Closures Map 平成29年第65回八戸七夕まつり歩行者天国 交通制限図

More Information: Event Website (Japanese): http://www.8cci.or.jp/tanabata/

Aomori TKG Festival 2017

Aomori Tamago Kake Gohan Matsuri 2017 (Aomori Raw Egg on Rice Festival)
2017 あおもりたまごかけごはんまつり

Tamagao kake gohan ("TKG") is a simple and popular Japanese dish: just crack a raw egg onto a bowl of warm rice and add soy sauce/other condiments to taste. Try TKG with various locally made soy sauces and different types of eggs at the Aomori Tamago Kake Gohan Matsuri.

Aomori TKG Festival 2017 flyer  平成29年 あおもりたまごかけごはんまつり あおもり大畜産まつり チラシ 青森市アスパム Tamago Kake Gohan Matsuri Raw Egg on Rice Aomori TKG Festival 2017 flyer  平成29年 あおもりたまごかけごはんまつり あおもり大畜産まつり チラシ 青森市アスパム Tamago Kake Gohan Matsuri Raw Egg on Rice
Aomori TKG Festival 2017 flyer  平成29年 あおもりたまごかけごはんまつり チラシ 青森市 Tamago Kake Gohan Matsuri Raw Egg on Rice

Date: June 30-July 2, 2017
Location: Aomori Prefecture Tourist Center "Aspam" 1st Floor Event Hall
青森県観光物産館アスパム1階イベントホール (map)
Time: 10:00-15:00
Admission: Free (purchase required for some events)

Towada Summer Dance & Miss Yukata Contest 2017

Towada Summer Dance & Miss Yukata Contest 2017
第10回とわだ夏おどり&第8回ゆかたの似合う女性コンテスト

(Towada Natsu Odori & Yukata no Niau Josei Contest)

Enjoy dancing various local folk dances in yukata (summer cotton kimono) in Towada Central Park.
Towada Summer Dance & Miss Yukata Contest 2017 poster 平成29年 第10回とわだ夏おどり 第8回ゆかたの似合う女性コンテスト ポスター 十和田市

Date: Friday August 11, 2016 (Mountain Day Holiday)
Time: 16:00-21:00
Location: Towada Central Park (Chuo Koen) 十和田市中央公園緑地 (map)
Admission: Free

Oirase Roman Park Festival 2017

Oirase Roman Park Festival 2017
奥入瀬ろまんパークフェスティバル 2017

Enjoy various performances, giveaways and more at the Michi Eki Towada "Oirase Roman Park" Festival.

Oirase Roman Park Festival 2017 poster 平成29年奥入瀬ろまんパークフェスティバル 十和田市 Towada City

Date: July 1-2, 2017
Time:10:00-17:00 (Sat. Jul. 1); 9:30-17:00 (Sun. Jul. 2)
Location: Oirase Roman Park 奥入瀬ろまんパーク (Map)
Admission: Free

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Shiro Fes 2017

Shiro Fes 2017

Hirosaki Dance and Performance Festival
Shiro Fes 2017 poster Hirosaki University Castle Park 弘前市 弘前城 弘前公園 弘前大学

Date: June 30-July 2, 2017
Time:
   Fri. Jun. 30: 16:00-21:30
   Sat. Jul 1: 10:00-21:30
   Sun. Jul 2: 10:30-20:30
Location:
   Jun. 30-Jul.1: Hirosaki University 弘前大学 (map)
   Jul 2: Hirosaki Castle Honmaru 弘前公園本丸敷地内 (map)
Admission: Free* (*events in park paid zone require admission fees)

Monday, 12 June 2017

Kuroishi Neputa Festival 2017

Kuroishi Neputa Festival 2017
黒石ねぷた祭り
(Kuroishi Neputa Matsuri)

Two days with parades of about sixty fan-shaped Neputa floats! (The other days of the festival, the floats go around their respective local areas.)

Kuroishi Neputa Festival 2017 poster 平成29年 黒石ねぷた祭り ポスター Matsuri

Date: July 30-August 5, 2017
Admission: Free
Location: Various

Goshogawara Fireworks Display 2017

Goshogawara Fireworks Display -Festival of Water, Light & Sound-
第68回五所川原花火大会 -水と光と音の祭典-

(Goshogawara Hanabi Taikai - Mizu to Hikari to Oto no Saiten)

A fireworks display set to music. The finale features an 80m-wide "water curtain."
Goshogawara Fireworks Display Festival of Water, Light & Sound 2017 poster 平成29年 第68回五所川原花火大会 水と光と音の祭典 ポスター Hanabi Taikai Mizu to Hikari to Oto no Saiten

Date: Thursday August 3, 2017
Time: 19:30-20:45
Location: Iwaki River Floodplain "Hokuto Ground" 岩木川河川敷「北斗グラウンド」 (map)
Parking: 1,000yen (limited spaces; parking available from 15:00)
Admission: Free (paid seating available)

Sai Sea Urchin Festival 2017

Sai Sea Urchin Festival 2017
佐井村うに祭り
(Sai-mura Uni Matsuri)

Enjoy fresh sea urchin on rice for 1000yen.
Sai Sea Urchin Festival 2017 poster 平成29年 佐井村うに祭り ポスター Uni Matsuri

Date: June 17-18, 2017
Time: 10:00-14:00
(Sea Urchin Rice Bowl Ticket Distribution from 9:00)
Location: Location: Tsugaru Kaikyo Bunkakan Arusasu Shiosai Hall
津軽海峡文化館アルサス しおさいホール (map)

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Nango Summer Jazz Festival 2017

Nango Summer Jazz Festival 2017
南郷サマージャズフェスティバル2017
Official Facebook Page: https://ja-jp.facebook.com/NangoJazz

A full day outdoor summer jazz festival. Get food and drinks at the various food stalls available at the venue.

The 28th Nango Summer Jazz Festival 2017 flyer front 平成29年 南郷サマージャズフェスティバル チラシ表 八戸市 Hachinohe City The 28th Nango Summer Jazz Festival 2017 flyer back 平成29年 南郷サマージャズフェスティバル チラシ裏 八戸市 Hachinohe City

Date: Saturday July 29, 2017 (Rain or Shine!)
Time: 13:00-20:30 (venue opens at 12:00)
Location: Kakko no Mori Ecoland Outdoor Stage カッコーの森エコーランド野外ステージ (Map)
Admission:
  • Adult: 6000yen (5000yen advance)
  • Junior High-Senior High School Students: 3000yen (2000yen advance)
  • Elementary School-Aged & Younger: Free

Niji Rock Fes 2017

Niji Rock Fes 2017
虹の湖ロックフェスティバル2017
(Nijinoko Rock Festival)
Website (Japanese): http://www.nijirockfes.jp/

An outdoor summer rock festival by Nijino Lake with over 20 artists performing!

Niji Rock Fes 2017 poster 平成29年 虹の湖ロックフェスティバル ポスター 黒石市 Kuroishi Nijinoko Rock Festival

Date: Saturday August 19, 2017 (Rain or Shine!)
Time: 10:00~
Admission: Free
Location: Michi no Eki "Nijinoko Park" 道の駅「虹の湖公園」(map)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Towada Horseback Riding Club Horse Show 2017

Towada Horseback Riding Club Horse Show 2017
十和田乗馬倶楽部ホースショー2017
(Towada Joba Club Horse Show)

A once-a-year event where you can interact with horses, watch yabusame (horseback archery) and quadrille (choreographed dressage).
Towada Horseback Riding Club Horse Show 2017 poster 平成29年十和田乗馬倶楽部ホースショー ポスター Joba Club Towada Horseback Riding Club Horse Show 2017 program 平成29年十和田乗馬倶楽部ホースショー プログラム Joba Club

Date: Sunday June 18, 2017
Time: 10:00-14:30
Location: Towada Horseback Riding Club Dome Area
十和田乗馬倶楽部 ドーム周辺 (map)
Admission: Free (some paid activities)

Monday, 5 June 2017

Shichinohe Rose Festival 2017

Shichinohe Rose Festival 2017
しちのへバラまつり2017 (Shichinohe bara matsuri)
Official Website (Japanese): https://www.shichinohe-kankou.jp/rose

Enjoy rose flavoured soft serve ice cream while wandering around rose gardens in full bloom.

Shichinohe Rose Festival 2017 flyer 平成29年しちのへバラまつり チラシ

Date: June 17 - July 9, 2017
Time: 9:00-16:00
Location: Higashi Hakkouda Rose Country 東八甲田ローズカントリー (Map)
Admission: Free

Friday, 2 June 2017

Towada Tanabata Rally 2017

Towada Tanabata Rally 2017 第2回とわだ七夕ラリー

Enjoy a drink at 5 designated bars around Towada and complete the event stamp card within the time limit to be entered into a prize raffle drawing.

Towada Tanabata Rally 2017 poster 第2回とわだ七夕ラリー ポスター

Date: Wednesday July 5, 2017
Time: 18:00-20:00 (Registration from 17:00)
Location: Towada Chamber of Commerce & Industry 十和田商工会議所 (map)
Fee: 3000yen (limited number of tickets; if not sold out in advance, at-door tickets will be 3500yen)

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Marine Festa in Ominato & Ominato Navy Festival 2017

Marine Festa in Ominato & Ominato Navy Festival 2017 poster 平成29年 マリンフェスタIN大湊 同時開催 大湊海軍まつり ポスター むつ市 Mutsu City
Marine Festa in Ominato 2017 マリンフェスタIN大湊

Date: Saturday June 10, 2017
Time: 9:00-15:00
Location: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) Ominato Base (Headquarters District)
海上自衛隊大湊基地(総監部地区) & Ominato Air Base 海上自衛隊大湊航空基地 (map)
Parking:
  • Ominato Air Base 大湊航空基地内
  • Kamafuseyama Ski Resort Parking Lot 釜臥山スキー場駐車場 (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions:
  • Naval Fleet Open to the Public
  • Tugboat Bay Cruise
    (整理券 numbered tickets will be distributed from 9:15 (first 200 people) & 11:15 (first 250 people))
  • Ground & Air Force Vehicle Display
  • Disaster Relief Operation Equipment Display
  • Corner to Try on Uniforms
  • Stamp Rally
  • Airplane Display
  • Railroad Car Display (Fire Engine, Snow Plough, etc.)
  • Control Tower Tour
  • Dog Tag Making
  • Etc.

Love Festa Gagyuuzan Festival in Kouryuu no Mori Hiroba 2017

Love Festa Gagyuuzan Festival in Kouryuu no Mori Hiroba 2017
第19回LOVEフェスタ 臥牛山まつりin交流の森広場

(Love Festa Gagyuuzan Matsuri in Kouryuu no Mori Hiroba)

A festival at the base of Hashikami's Gagyuuzan mountain, featuring live stage events, food stalls, and more!
Love Festa Gagyuuzan Festival in Kouryuu no Mori Hiroba 2017 poster 平成29年 第19回LOVEフェスタ 臥牛山まつりin交流の森広場 ポスター 階上町 Matsuri Hashikami

Date: June 3-4, 2017
Time: 10:00~
Location: Hashikami Town, Kouryuu no Mori Hiroba 交流の森広場 (map)
Admission: Free

Tohoku Horse Power Competition in Shichinohe 2017 (Summer)

Tohoku Horse Power Competition in Shichinohe 2017 (Summer)
第35回東北馬力七戸大会
(Tohoku Bariki Shichinohe Taikai)

A draft horse racing event where horses pull sleds with weights--some weighing almost 1 tonne!--across a straight track with a slope at the end.

Tohoku Horse Power Competition in Shichinohe 2017 (Summer) poster 平成29年(夏) 第35回東北馬力七戸大会 ポスター Bariki Taikai

Date: Sunday June 4, 2017
Time: 8:30~
Location: Aomori Prefecture Livestock Market Yard 青森県家畜市場構内 (map)
Admission: Free?

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 Festival 2017

Yosakoi Tsugaru Festival 2017
第18回よさこい津軽
Official Website (Japanese): http://www.hcci.or.jp/txt/yosakoi
Yosakoi Tsugaru Festival 2017 poster 平成29年 第18回よさこい津軽 ポスター 弘前市 Hirosaki City

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)
2017 Aomori 10 City Festival in Towada Venue Map 平成29年あおもり10市大祭典in十和田 会場案内

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