April 2017


Events in April 2017

Dolls and implements Special Exhibition Antique hina dolls such as "Jirozaemon bina" and "Yusoku bina" and hina doll implements perserved by Maeda family are displayed. Feb 9(Thu) to
Apr 17(Mon)
Iyashi No Sato Doll Festival Shops are decorated by hanging dolls (tsurushi-bin), one of the costoms to celebrate Japanese girl's day. Dolls are hung at rope or bamboo sticks. Feb 13(Sat) to
Apr 3(Mon)
Saiko Iyashi No Sato
Juvenile salmon release Any one can join to release the juvenile salmon into the Chitose River. Juvenile salmon will return to their spawning grounds about four years later. It will be excited to image their journeys while releasing the juvenile salmon. Mar 1(Wed) to
May 31(Wed)
Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium
Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival During the festival, 1,000 lanterns illuminate the park. Also, a lion dance, antique market and many other events invite people to celebrate the arrival of spring. Mar 18(Sat)~
Apr 9(Sun)
Ueno Park
Tsuchiura Cherry Blossom Festival There will be events such as outdoor tea ceremony and Japanese traditional music performance during the festival. Cherry trees will be illuminated at night. Mar 25(Sat) to
Apr 9(Sun)
Kijo Park
Nijojo Castle Illumination Evening light up features hundreds of simultaneously blooming cherry blossoms strewn about its grounds. Many of the visitors are decked out in traditional yukata robes and geta shoes. 6pm - 9pm. Mar 27(Fri) to
Apr 16(Sun)
Nijojo Castle
Hinkoko Festival With Japanese traditional music, people act the story of Susanoo quelling the orochi(mythical eight-headed serpent) which are two-meter-high dolls woven from bamboo and paper. Apr 9 and Nov 23 Gifu
Oyada Shrine
Takeda 24 Generals Parade Lead by people who dress up as Takeda Shingen and his 24 generals, a parade of about 400 worriers starts at Takeda Shrine and then go down to the center of city. Apr 12(Sun) Yamanashi
Takeda Shrine
Carp Streamer on a River About 500 carp streamers flying over the Shimanto River. Apr 17(Mon) to
May 13(Sat)
Shimanto River
Mazu Birthday Celebration Chinese traditional dance and lion dance will be performed to celebrate the birth of Mazu at Mazu Temple. Apr 19(Tue) Kanagawa
Yokohama Chinatown
Oshima Festival This is an event of Ominato Shrine located in O Island to pray for the peace of fathers, husbands and brothers who go fishing. With the performance of drum, Ship Mikoshi (portable shrines), Child Mikoshi and Girl Mikoshi parades the streets. Apr 20(Thu) Fukui
O Island
Exhibition of gosho dolls preserved by Maeda Family A display of 200 gosho dolls. Gosho dolls are considered to be the most well finished traditional Japanese dolls. Those that have been preserved by the Maeda family have a long and distinguished history that goes back many generations. Apr 20(Thu) to
Jun 26(Mon)
Iomante Fire Festival Spring Version Gathering around a bonfire, Ainu people dance and sing to pray for peace and visitors’ health with Ainu ceremonial dress as they did in the ancient time. Apr 21(Fri)~
Jun 31(Fri)
Lake Akan
Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival One of the best Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan. There are 2,600 cherry trees include the oldest somei-yoshino which is said to be planted in 1715. Visitors can also enjoy illuminations in the evenings , boat and local food at the food stands. Apr 22(Sat)~
May 7(Sun)
Hirosaki Park
Takeda Style Kisha Yabusame The archer armed with Takeda style armor to shoot the target which is 150-meter-long while riding on the horseback. Apr 23(Sun) and Oct 17(Tue) Kumamoto
Suizenji Jojuen Park
Yokohama Fruhlings Fest One of the biggest Beer Festival in Japan. There are many different kinds of beers from world include great German Beer and Japanese Beer. Delicious German food is also served. Apr 28(Fri) to
May 7(Sun)
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Lake Toya Long-run Firework Every night for 20 minutes starting at 8:45 pm, the Lake Toyako night sky becomes full of fireworks. The fireworks are moved while being launched, visitors can enjoy them from everywhere in the resort. Apr 28(Fri) to
Oct 31(Tue)
Lake Toya
Lake Akan Open Festival The activity includes the lottery for a free ticket for cursing, orchestra performance by students and the taste of local fish of Lake Akan such as rainbow trout. Apr 29(Sat) Hokkaido
Lake Akan