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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Marukawa Blueberry Farm

Marukawa Farm 丸川農園 Marukawa Farm is run by Kawana-san (pictured) and contains 15 types of blueberries and over 800 bushes. She uses organic fertilizer, no pesticides, and received the "Chiba Eco Agricultural Produce" certification. While she doesn't speak English, she is very kind and clearly cares about her farm. I can attest that her blueberries... Continue Reading →

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