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Miyagi Prefecture – Sendai Aoba FestivalRead Later
The Sendai Aoba Festival is one of Sendai’s three major festivals. It was first held in 1655, making it a festival with a long-standing history behind it.t is an annually held festival of Aoba Shrine, which enshrines Date Masamune.
It is expected that the cherry trees in the Tohoku region ("Northeast Region”) will be in full bloom around April 15th. The seven must-visit hamami (“cherry blossom viewing”) spots in the Tohoku region are listed here for your reference. We wish you a pleasant hanami tour ♡
Hirosaki Park in Aomori Prefecture’s Hirosaki City is home to Japan’s oldest Yoshino cherry tree. The park features around 52 different varieties and 2,600 total cherry trees. Over 300 of the Yoshino cherry trees in the park are over 100 years old, and since these trees have branches that extend far to the sides and grow larger flowers, they create an incredible cherry blossom viewing experience.
Iwate Prefecture: Kitakami TenshochiRead Later
In Kitakami Tenshochi Park you will find rows of Yoshino cherry trees around 100 years old lining a 2 kilometer stretch of Kitakami River, creating a beautiful cherry blossom tunnel. Around 300 carp-shaped streamers fill the sky around Kitakami River during the cherry blossom festival, and there are also sightseeing carriages and pleasure boats available for guests as well.
Enjoy the uniquely beautiful scenery that you can only find while cherry blossoms are in bloom with Tohoku’s unique nature and historic buildings as the backdrop. Additionally, we will also introduce a convenient and great-value travel path that will make your trip easy!
Daisen City of Akita Prefecture is famous for the “Zenkoku Hanabi Kyogi Taikai (National Fireworks Competition),” otherwise known as “Omagari no Hanabi.” The national competition, held in the summer, is one of Japan’s three major fireworks competitions. The fireworks season is greatly anticipated in Daisen City, a city of fireworks, so every year the city puts on a show of new fireworks! This year, the show is “New Fireworks Collection 2019.”
Namahage Sedo Festival is a winter festival held at Shinzan Shrine in Oga City, Akita Prefecture. Their majestic and powerful wild dance around the bonfire held on the grounds of Shinzan Shrine attracts people from all around!
Akita Prefecture’s Event with a History of Over 100 Years! Kamihinokinai’s Paper Balloon FestivalRead Later
This is a winter event representative of Akita Prefecture. Large candlelit paper balloons, painted with warrior pictures and Ukiyo-e styled women, flutter in the winter night sky like shining stars. A total of around 100 paper balloons are released into the night sky.