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 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 →

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 →

Hydrangea Festival 6/10

Come see the hydrangea plants in full bloom during the Hydrangea Festival! WHEN: Sun, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. *You can view the 20,000 hydrangea plants anytime during the month of June. Entry is free, although a small donation is appreciated. WHERE: Nichiun-ji Temple ADDRESS: Minamiboso City, Kamo 2124

Join a Giant Tug-of-War!

Show your warrior strength during the enormous tug-of-war event at this year's annual Ama Festival in July! 400 people pull a thick rope 150 meters long and weighing 1 ton! The tug-of-war is a tribute to a picture scroll of military commander Yoritomo Minamoto, who ruled between 1193-1199. Anyone is welcome to participate, including individuals,... Continue Reading →

Become an Ama Diver for a Night!

Volunteers needed for this year's annual Ama Festival in July! The city is seeking volunteers to become ama (female divers) and join in the traditional festival. The festival's main event is a night swim by nearly 100 ama divers carrying torches! While diving for shellfish used to be a common profession in the area, the... Continue Reading →

Diamond Fuji, May 6-8

Your chance to view the spectacular Diamond Fuji is here! Diamond Fuji is when the sun aligns with Mt. Fuji's summit and appears to glitter like a diamond. This phenomenon happens twice a year (in May and August) and can be viewed on different days depending on where you see it. Minamiboso is a famous... Continue Reading →

Bread Festival! 5/27

Calling all bread and coffee lovers! Fill your belly with fresh pastries and bread from a variety of local bakeries at the "Thank you! Bread Festival" (ありがと!ぱんまつり)in Minamiboso this May! Pair your bread with the perfect coffee from one of the many vendors. Aren't sure which to buy? Taste test up to 5 types of... Continue Reading →

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