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Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival

This festival is the spring time tradition at Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park) which is famous as one of the best cherry blossom watching spots.

Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival

Several thousand cherry trees burst into full bloom, and a lot of people come to enjoy watching the flowers.

Place of the festival
【Mimasaka Area】 Tsuyama City
Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park)
Tsuyama
Contact
Tsuyama City Association Touriste
TEL:0868-22-3310

Event information during year
January February March April May June July August September October November December

January

Grand Festival of Takura-ushigami-sha Shrine

【Bizen Area】 Bizen City

Grand Festival of Takura-ushigami-sha Shrine

Bizen ceramic cows, which people bring into the shrine for making wishes, are piled up high on the shrine ground.

■Schedule:January 5th
■Place of the festival:Takura-ushigami-sha Shrine
■Address:Yoshinaga, Bizen

■Access:30 min. walk from JR Yoshinaga Station.

February

Saidaiji Eyo (Naked Men’s Festival)

【Bizen Area】 Okayama City

Saidaiji Eyo (Naked Men’s Festival)

This festival, having a tradition of approximately 500 years, is one of the three rarest festivals in Japan. Thousands of men wearing nothing but loincloths struggle for two holy sticks. Significant intangible folk cultural asset designated by Okayama Prefecture.

■Schedule:3rd Saturday in February
■Place of the festival:Kinryozan Saidaiji
■Address:Saidaiji, naka-ku, Okayama

■Access:10 min. walk from JR Saidaiji Station.
■Contact:Kinryozan Saidaiji 086-942-2058

March

Hina-matsuri (Girl’s Festival)

【Mimasaka Area】 Maniwa city

Hina-matsuri (Girl’s Festival)

Various types of elaborate Hina dolls will be displayed at the eaves of over 160 town houses and merchants’ houses in the cityscape preservation district.

■Schedule:March 3th to 7th
■Place of the festival:Katsuyama Town, cityscape preservation district

■Address:Katsuyama Town, Maniwa City
■Access:1 min. walk from JR Katsuyama Station.

April

Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival

【Mimasaka Area】 Tsuyama city

Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival

This festival is the spring time tradition at Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park) which is famous as one of the best cherry blossom watching spots. Several thousand cherry trees burst into full bloom, and a lot of people come to enjoy watching the flowers.

■Schedule:April 1th to 15th
■Place of the festival:Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park)
■Address:Tsuyama
■Access:10 min. walk from JR Tsuyama Station.

May

Okayama Korakuen Garden Tea Picking Festival

【Bizen Area】 Okayama City

Okayama Korakuen Garden Tea Picking Festival

“Tea picking girls” perform “new teal leaf picking” and a “tea picking dance.”

■Schedule:3rd Sunday in May
■Place of the festival:Okayama Korakuen Garden
■Address:Okayama
■Access:20 min. walk from JR Okayama Station.
■Contact:Okayama Korakuen Garden 086-272-1148

June

Yubara Onsen Open-air Hot Spring Day

【Mimasaka Area】 Maniwa city

Yubara Onsen Open-air Hot Spring Day

This is the day designated for expressing thanks for visitors to Yubara Onsen (hot spring) which is ranked as the “Western Yokozuna (meaning “champion” in sumo wrestling)” on the nation-wide open-air hot springs ranking list.

■Schedule:June 26th
■Place of the festival:Yubara Onsen, Maniwa City
■Access:J35 min. by bus from JR Katsuyama Station.

July

Genso Teien (garden) in Okayama Korakuen Garden

【Bizen Area】 Okayama City

Genso Teien (garden) in Okayama Korakuen Garden

You will enjoy nostalgic summer nights as various types of illuminations and candlelight in the Okayama Korakuen Garden surround you.

■Schedule:From late July to the middle of August
■Place of the festival:Okayama Korakuen Garden
■Address:Okayama
■Access:20 min. walk from JR Okayama Station.

Kurashiki Tenryo Natsu Matsuri (summer festival)

【Bicchu Area】 Kurashiki city

Kurashiki Tenryo Natsu Matsuri (summer festival)

This largest festival held in Kurashiki City is the summer time tradition in Kurashiki.

■Schedule:Late July
■Place of the festival:Kurashiki Bikan Area
■Address:Center of Kurashiki City
■Access:10 min. walk from JR Kurashiki Station

August

Okayama Momotaro Matsuri (festival)

【Bizen Area】 Okayama City

Okayama Momotaro Matsuri (festival)

During this festival, the “Firework Show” is held at the area along the Asahigawa River, and people put unique makeup like devils and dress-up in eccentric costumes, and compete with each other by dancing in a parade called “Uraja-odori,” a dance based on the story of the myth of Ura passed down through the years in the Kibiji District.

■Schedule:Early August
■Place of the festival:A few minutes walk from the JR Okayama Station
■Access:A few minutes walk from the JR Okayama Station

Shiraishi Odori (dance)

【Bicchu Area】 Kasaoka city

Shiraishi Odori (dance)

This is a traditional Bon odori dance. People dance 13 different styles of dance to only one piece of music.

■Schedule:August 14th to 16th
■Place of the festival:Shiraishi Island
■Address:Okayama Prefecture Kasaoka city Shiraishi island 604-1
■Access:22 min. from Kasaoka Port by ferry boat.

Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Odori (dance)

【Bicchu Area】 Takahashi City

Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Odori (dance)

This is one of three major dances in Okayama Prefecture. As this is a representative ring dance, people dance in a circle having a Yagura tower in the center. During these three days, several tens of thousands of people join and dance, enjoying an exciting time.

■Schedule:August 14th to 16th
■Place of the festival:Tahkahashi Sta.
■Address:Takahashi
■Access:A few minutes walk from the JR Takahashi Station

September

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October

Kamo Taisai (grand festival)

【Bizen Area】 Kibichuo

Kamo Taisai (grand festival)

This is one of three major dances in Okayama Prefecture. This is a glorious festival that the miniature shrines come to Soja-goo Shrine in Soja City from eight shrines in adjacent areas.

■Schedule:3rd Sunday in October
■Place of the festival:Soja-goo Shrine
■Address:Kaga-gun

Achi-jinja Shrine Akimatsuri (autumn festival)

【Bicchu Area】 Kurashiki city

Achi-jinja Shrine Akimatsuri (autumn festival)

This is a very unique festival in which two persons dressed like “Suinkyo (old man and woman)” tap the heads of children with red fans, celebrating abundant harvests.

■Schedule:3nd Saturday and Sunday in October
■Place of the festival:Achi-jinja Shrine
■Address:Kurashiki
■Access:15 min. walk from JR Kurashiki Station
■Contact:Achi-jinja Shrine 086-425-4898

November

Bicchu Kagura (dance)

【Bicchu Area】 Takahashi City

Bicchu Kagura (dance)

This is one of folklore’s performing arts. It represents Okayama and is known as the Intangible Folk Cultural Asset. This is a dynamic dance, based on myth and performed by dancers wearing unique masks and costumes

■Schedule:Autumn
■Place of the festival:Ibara City, Takahashi City

■Address:Ibara City, Takahashi City

Shukuba Matsuri Festival (lodging town festival), Feudal lord's procession

【Bicchu Area】 Yakagechou

Shukuba Matsuri Festival (lodging town festival), Feudal lord's procession

The feudal lord's procession, which took place when these areas prospered as lodging towns, used when lords travelled on bi-annual missions.

■Schedule:2nd Sunday in November
■Place of the festival:Yakage urban area

■Access:5 minutes on foot from Ibara railway Ibara

December

Ohitaki Festival at Saijo-inari Temple

【Bizen Area】 Okayama City

Ohitaki Festival at Saijo-inari Temple

Old charms and homa wood will be burnt to pray for good health. Also it is said that one receives good luck if they put their body over fire.

■Schedule:2nd Saturday and Sunday in December
■Place of the festival:Saijo Inari Head temple
■Address:Okayama
■Access:45 min. by bus from JR Okayama Station.
■Contact:Saijo inari Head temple 086-287-3700

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Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival

Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival

【Mimasaka Area】 Tsuyama city

Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival

This festival is the spring time tradition at Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park) which is famous as one of the best cherry blossom watching spots.

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