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 →

Cherry Blossom Fest ’18 (DATE CHANGED)

*DATE CHANGE: Due to weather, this event has been postponed to Sunday, April 8!* Because of the postponement, any stage performances are canceled and one booth has changed. [ORIGINAL POST BELOW] Enjoy the beauty of spring while sitting under the cherry blossoms with your family and friends at Taibusa-misaki Nature Park! There will be a... Continue Reading →

Cherry Blossom Festival, Feb. 4

Houko Park, Cherry Blossom Festival 抱湖園 桜まつり Date: Feb. 4, 2018 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Place: Houko Park (抱湖園) and surrounding area  *Will be canceled if it rains Activities: Koto recital (at 10:30 am and 12 pm) Festival music (throughout the morning) Shinobue Japanese flute recital (once in the morning and afternoon) Kamishibai picture... Continue Reading →

Minamiboso Flower March, Feb. 2018

WHAT: The 28th 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. 2/17, Sun. 2/18 WHERE: Minamiboso City Chikura Health Center (2705-6 Seto, Chikura-cho, Minamiboso-shi, Chiba-ken) WHO: Anyone can participate in this community walk,... Continue Reading →

Boshu Lobster Festival

Boshu Lobster Festival 房州海老祭り WHAT: Enjoy fresh spiny lobster at this barbecue in Shirahama's Flower Park! First, fish your spiny lobster from its fish tank,  then try not to salivate as you watch it cook over an open fire. When it's done cooking, enjoy the taste of your fresh, spiny lobster caught right in the... Continue Reading →

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