Rapeseed Blossom Festival in Wada

Enjoy an early spring at Wada Town's annual rapeseed blossom (nanohana) festival this month. There will be a variety of refreshment booths, a flea market, mochi-throwing, snack-throwing. You can also buy fresh flowers and fish, as well as listen to a live band. Free ama-zake will be given out from 10:30 a.m. until supplies run... Continue Reading →

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Tateyama Sunset Pier

Tateyama Sunset Pier 館山夕日桟橋 Tateyama Hojo Beach and Mt Fuji ©南房総市 Tateyama Sunset Pier is a beautiful area on the coast of Tokyo Bay, with a long pier that makes it a popular spot for fishing, photography, or just a romantic stroll. On a clear day you can see Mt. Fuji in the distance. It's... Continue Reading →

Cherry Blossom Festival at Houko Park

Houko Park, Cherry Blossom Festival抱湖園 桜まつり Houko Park ©Minamiboso Tourism Association WHAT: Cherry blossom festival. You can see gancho cherry blossoms, daffodils, red plum blossoms, and white plum blossoms. WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 2, 2019 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (will be canceled if it rains) PLACE: Houko Park and surrounding area  ACTIVITIES: There will be an... Continue Reading →

Plum Blossoms Blooming

Plum blossoms are popping up around Tateyama Castle! The recent warm weather is perfect for strolls in the park. Only a couple months until cherry blossom season, when this castle becomes surrounded in light pink flowers.

Minamiboso Flower March, Feb. 2019

WHAT: The 29th annual Minamiboso Flower March. The yearly event is a sister city walk with Blankenberg, Belgium that gets people together to celebrate our community, health, and sister city relationship. WHEN: Sat. 2/16, Sun. 2/17 (*march will proceed except in the event of extreme weather) WHERE: Minamiboso City Chikura Health Center (2705-6 Seto, Chikura-cho,... Continue Reading →

Horseback Archery (9/30)

Your chance to see archery on horseback is coming soon! On Sunday, September 30, neighboring Kamogawa City will host the annual Yabusame Festival, where an archer riding on horseback shoots at three targets. Where the arrows land determine the next year's harvest. The event will start around 3 p.m. If you can't make it, no... Continue Reading →

Horseback Archery Festival

Held every year on the last Sunday of September in neighboring Kamogawa City, the Yabusame Festival features an archer on horseback who shoots at three separate targets and repeats this three times. The arrows are said to predict the next year's harvest. Read more about the festival on Kamogawa's website here. TRANSPORTATION: Take the local... Continue Reading →

Yawatan Machi Festival this weekend!

Awa Yawatan Machi Festival (Tsurugaya Hachimangu Grand Annual Festival) 安房やわたんまち(鶴谷八幡宮例祭大祭) WHEN: September 15th and 16th, 2018 WHERE: Hachimangu, the Shrine of the God of War (directions below) Boasting more than 1,000 years of tradition, Yawatan Machi is the largest festival in the Awa region. 100,000 people turn up for this lively 2-day event to watch... Continue Reading →

Le Risa

A new restaurant whose dishes are so delicious they should be in grandma's recipe book. It has a local coffee-shop vibe with a wide selection of coffee drinks, smoothies, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, mouth-watering dishes, and some of the most delicious desserts I've ever had. The chef's tomato basil pasta was (from an American perspective)... Continue Reading →

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