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Best 7 Must-see hot events Guide in Yokohama, August 2017 (w/Photos)

Must-see hot events held in Yokohama for August, 2017 brought to you by MagicalTrip staff. We highlight the best events for anyone visiting Yokohama in August, 2017 and wondering what to do.
Plan a trip around the various traditional events held in Kanagawa in August, 2017.
There are also lots of interesting festivals and events held in well known cities of Japan. Check it out!

1.Misaki Asaichi (Misaki morning market) – Every Sunday

The morning market in the port of Misaki has previously been ranked top on national paper’s column [Best fishing port for eating and walking around], is held each Sunday from 5 to 9 am. Just as how tuna is famous among Japanese people, Misaki is also equally famous for being able to purchase the freshest fish at a very good price. Aside from tuna, there are also processed marine products, tofu, eggs, bread, side dishes, and flowers, all at a reasonable price. The morning market also sells rare items such as tuna’s tail, eyes, stomach which you normally won’t find at stores. There are places on-site where you can eat, as the popular ‘Maguro Bukkake-Don’ is fresh as it can get! Other than that, there are many foods you can only experience here such as ‘Maguro-no Chimaki (Tuna Rice Cake)’ or tuna soup.

Schedule

Every Sunday AM5:00~9:00

Access & Address

Misaki Asaichi Co-op, Misaki 5-3806, Miura-shi, Kanagawa, 〒238-0243, JAPAN

Price / Charge & Reservation

For free & don’t need to reserve.

Official Site

Misaki Asaichi (Misaki morning market) Official Site

2. Mansenshoku (Full-dress ship) -8/11

The Yokohama Minato Museum is a museum that introduces some of the histories and cultures behind the port of Yokohama through pictures. It keeps a training ship built in the 1930 called Nipponmaru, and maintains the exact looks as it was built back then. Visitors are able to tour and view the inside of the captain’s chamber as well as the trainee’s room. Exhibitions are held that portrays the deep 150 years of history and the role behind the port of Yokohama. The ship simulator is popular among both kids and adults. In addition to the flags and international signal flags called ‘Mansenshoku’, that are hung on national holidays or other anniversaries to commemorate the special occasion, there is also an occasion called ‘Souhan-tenpan (Full Sails)’ where they unfold all 29 sails prepared on Nipponmaru once a month. This is worth checking out!

Schedule

2017 8/11 (Fri) at AM10:00~PM4:00

Access & Address

Hansen Nihonmaru・Yokohama Minato Museum, Minato Mirai 2-1-1, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 〒220-0012, JAPAN

Price / Charge & Reservation

Admission Price:General/600JPY 65 or over/400JPY Primary・Middle・Highschool student/300JPY

Official Site

Mansenshoku (Full-dress ship) Official Site

3.Odawara・Port morning market-Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month (Exclude holidays)


Source: 「小田原の魚」小田原の魚ブランド化•消費拡大協議会サイト

Of Odawara city, the city faces the Sagami bay where you can catch fish such as Japanese Amberjack, Horse Mackerel and Japanese sea perch. There is a morning market where they sell the freshest fish caught on that morning as well as vegetables, fruits and some food such as dried food and Kamaboko (boiled fish paste) which Odawara is famous for. This market is popular for selling fishes of all seasons at a reasonable price. Also, the fish market cafeteria is busy during lunch time where you can get “cheap, delicious and large portions” lunches that are popular with salaryman and not only tourists. There are many popular menu ranging from generously cut Sashimi set meal to finely chopped horse mackerel and boiled red bream. If you want to get a taste of Odawara, definitely try out the Kaisen-don.

Schedule

Throughout the year.
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month (excluding holidays) at AM7:00~10:00

Access & Address

Kanagawa Prefecture Odawara City, Odawara Fishing Port west pier
Access: 1-min walk from ‘Hayakawa Station’ on JR Tokaido Line or 5-min by car from ‘Odawara West IC’ on Odawara Atsugi Road

Price / Charge & Reservation

Official Site

Odawara・Port morning market Official Site

4.Pikachu Carnival Parade 8/9~15


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Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 is a district facing the port of Yokohama where there are various commercial facilities such as the Red Brick Warehouse and Landmark Tower. Using the main road called ‘Nihon Oodori’ as the main venue, there is an event called ‘Pikachu Carnival Parade’ where 100 Pikachu’s parade, as well as where Pikachu greets people from a 17m long airship. Both the sea and sky is filled with Pikachu! There is also a hit event called ‘Supurashu Sho’ where 2 tons of water is launched from water cannon along with the performances by Pikachu. If you don’t want to get wet, we recommend taking a stroll along with 20 Pikachu’s from Queens Square Yokohama to Grand Mall Park.

Schedule

2017 8/14 (Mon.) PM4:00~(appx. 1hr)

Access & Address

Nihon-Oodoori (Elephants nose park (Depart)〜Yokohama Park (U-turn))

Price / Charge & Reservation

FREE

Official Site

Pikachu Carnival Parade Official Site

5.Shonan flea market – Every 3rd Tue. of each month


source:湘南 T-SITE

In a major European city, there is a flea market that is held at churches and city hall square during spring and summer time. There are many antique objects, as well as opportunities for you to come across some of the rare vintages. The conversation between customers and sellers is also part of the fun. Shonan flea market is a representation of the flea market in Florence, France. The market is held every 3rd Tuesday of each month at Shonan T-SITE. With various famous antique accessories, goods and furniture shops from Europe lined up in addition to flower shops and fancy cafes, you will be able to spend a relaxed shopping time. This is a must check for antique lovers!

Schedule

Every 3rd Monday & Tuesday of each month AM9:00~PM4:00

Access & Address

Shonan T-SITE Building No. 1 & 2 Promenade, 6-20-1 Tsuchido Motomachi, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa, 〒251-0043, JAPAN

Price / Charge & Reservation

Official Site

Shonan flea market Official Site

6.Yugawara Onsen Maritime Fireworks Festival – 8/3

‘Yugawara’ is an Onsen district is known as a place where many of the great writers and painters have lived and produced some of their finest writings and art. There is a beach nearby and during the summer, roughly 6000 shots of fireworks are shot from 2 vessels. The fireworks being launched right next to where steams from the Onsen are rising is something out of a dream. The ‘two-shaku fireworks ball’ which makes a roaring sound while it flashes the night sky is a must see! The star mine from the surface of the water is breath-taking as it gives it a vivid color and makes everything picture-perfect. Before the fireworks festival, very high-spirited yells of “Yassa! Mossa!” along with its dance ‘Yassa Matsuri’ could be heard and seen. On the stage where ‘Kyasha’ makes its appearance, fast-paced Japanese drums ‘taiko’ is played as Mikoshi is held by the people making its way around the parade. This is a must-check!

Schedule

2017 8/3 (Thu.) PM8:00~8:30 (Alternative date:8/6 (Sun.))

Access & Address

Yugawara Beach Shore
Access: Get on ‘Manazuru Station’ bound Hakone Tozan bus from JR Yugawara Station for about 10-min. Get off at Umi-no-ie. ※On that day, there will be some traffic regulation at Makuyama-koen road.

Price / Charge & Reservation

Official Site

Yugawara Onsen Maritime Fireworks Festival Official Site

7. Higashi Rinkai Summer-Wa!-nival- 8/5~8/6


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This is an event focused on the active dance performed by the men’s but there is also a lively dance of little kids and elegant dance by the ladies. You will be able to experience all areas of ‘Awa-odori (Awa dance)’. The venue ‘Higashi Rinkan Shoten-gai’ has the longest history as a shopping district in Sagamihara city. The main road running east and west of the station (‘Shan-te Oodori’) is a place where you can enjoy for two whole days. Other than the five local Awa-odori’s, there are participants from Tokushima, the original birthplace of the dance. There are also participants from Tokyo’s Koenji temple, Kanagawa’s Yamato and other partners from all over Japan. There are more than 100,000 visitors as you can count this event within the Biggest 4 matsuri of Sagamihara. Since this event started with the goal of promoting and creating an environment where everyone can come together, there is a wide range of shops in the shopping district. The T-shirt made for supporting this event is a big hit among the customers. As a “niwaka-ren”, we recommend that spectators join in on the dance.

Schedule

2017 8/5 (Sat.) ~ 2017 8/6 (Sun.)

Access & Address

Main street in front of Higashi Rinkan station(Shante Oodori) Others
Access: 1-min walk from ‘Higashi Rinkan’ station on Odakyu Line.

Price / Charge & Reservation

Official Site

Higashi Rinkai Summer-Wa!-nival Official Site

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About Shoto Hachiya

Hello, my name is Shoto! I’ve lived in and traveled many countries. Through the experiences, I saw a lot of different cultures and customs, and that made me realize how unique Japanese culture is.