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 →

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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 →

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 →

POSTPONED: Upcoming Fireworks!

*UPDATE: Tateyama Fireworks have been postponed to Friday, Aug. 10 due to the typhoon. [Info below left unchanged.] Clear your schedule for two grand firework displays in the next week. The first is this Sunday, Aug. 5 at Iwai beach and next is in Tateyama on Wed., Aug. 8. There are usually food stands around... Continue Reading →

Beach Swim Dates (Summer ’18)

[The below information is an excerpt of and translated from an Iitokodori website article here.]   [The information was last updated on Aug. 12, 2018.] Conditions for beach swimming areas in Minamiboso City: ((Iwai region beach swim areas))      [Dates open]     Sat. July 21 - Mon. Aug., 20 Iwai number 1 (岩井第一) Swimming: OK   Temp:... Continue Reading →

Blueberry Picking Season!

It's finally blueberry picking season in Minamiboso! Whether you want to pick and eat until you're about to burst, or take some home to eat or cook with later, you have until about late August/early September to do so. While there are many different blueberry picking spots around the city, I recommend Marukawa Farm, which... Continue Reading →

Photos from the Ama Matsuri!

I finally saw the Ama Festival for myself last week (July 15th) at Nojimazaki in Minamiboso and I was amazed. The atmosphere there with the female divers in white, the firelight from their torches illuminating their clothes and the rippling water, and the increasingly climactic music transports you into a different realm. If you are... Continue Reading →

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