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 →

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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 →

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 →

Seiei-dou

Seiei-dou 盛栄堂   HIGHLIGHT: This traditional sweets shop has been open for almost 100 years across from the beach in the Wada Area. The shop is famous for their “sazae-monaka,” a Japanese wafer that’s shaped like the locally caught turban shell sazae and filled with sweet red, white, or green bean paste. You can also... Continue Reading →

Bride’s Way Hike

Bride’s Way Hike 花嫁街道ハイキング DO: This trail gets its name from its use by newlywed brides traveling between the ocean and the mountains in order to get to their new husband’s home. You can start at JR Wadaura Station and walk to the entrance to the path, or you can park near the entrance and... Continue Reading →

Una-jin

 Una-jin うな陣 HIGHLIGHT: You won’t miss this peculiar restaurant whose entrance is decorated with antique Japanese furniture, trinkets and… a boat. Their specialty is broiled unagi eel, available dipped in their special sauce, just salt, or wasabi. If you’re feeling like you need a healthy addition to this grilled meal, order their spinach salad sprinkled... Continue Reading →

Beach Resorts (Minamiboso City)

Beach Resorts 海水浴場 DO: Various beaches all around Minamiboso City are designated during the summer season as "beach resort" areas, all equipped with bathrooms and parking space. Most also have showers, lockers, and beach houses (umi no ie) that offer snacks and drinks right on the beach. Choose whether you want to ride the large waves of... Continue Reading →

Roadside Station: Wadaura WA∙O!

Roadside Station: Wadaura WA∙O! 道の駅 和田浦 WA・O! HIGHLIGHT: The newest of Minamiboso's Roadside Stations, this whale-themed destination is fitting for Wada, home to the only whaling port in the Kanto region. WaO! has a shopping area for souvenirs, including fresh and processed whale meat you can try cooking at home. If you're not feeling that adventurous,... Continue Reading →

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