Festival at Tateyama Castle (Mar. 9)

Watch a digital art display light up Tateyama Castle, enjoy a local market, and more!

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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