Best 7 Festivals & Events in Tohoku, June, 2018

Tohoku region consists of six prefectures: Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima. There are lots of nature, lakes, and ski areas. So that this region is also popular among foreign tourists. Besides there are many traditional culture, festivals,
historical temples or shrines. This time we’ll show you events which held at Tohoku in June. Your journey to Tohoku will be more fun.

Events enjoy with kids

1. Tanoshimube! Festival

           June 9 – June.10.2018 

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Tanoshimube! Festival is a popular festival in Rokkashomura, Aomori in spring. In 2018, it will be held in summer. Annual fireworks with sound and a laser show, kids’ marathon,
“Nagaimo (Chinese yam) Shōchū (Japanese distilled beverage) - Rokushu Special “lottery,
performances and others. A festival to enjoy for children to adults.
Near this park, there is a Rokkasho Village Museum which collect, organize, preserve activities of local materials and you can learn from permanent exhibition about archeology, nature, history and folklore or special exhibition, active learning. Besides there is a spa house “Rocca-pocca” where you can enjoy an open air bath surrounded by beautiful nature of Rokkamura or enjoy massage, karaoke, restaurant, and others. After enjoying the event, do some sightseeing!

Schedule

June 9 – June.10.2018
June.9 12:00 - 21:00  
June.10 9:00 - 16:00

Access & address

・Place
Oishi general exercise park special event space

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Noheji Station about 30 minutes by car

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Hachinohe Station, about 1 hour and 10 minutes by train & car

・Address 521-1 nozuki, obuchi, Rokkashomura, Aomori
・Map

Admission & reservation

Visit free

No reservation required

Official website

http://www.rokkasho.jp

Food event

2.Furukawayaoyaichi

April.7 – June.27.2018 on the days with 3 and 7 at the end

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400 years of traditional morning market”Furukawayaoyaichi” in Furukawa Osaki.
They sell rice, vegetables and other agricultural products and seasonal products of the Osaki area. You can buy vegetables, seedlings, wild plants, seafood, tea, bamboo works,
clothes, toys and many other things. Origin of this market dates back to 1604, “Onniichi(market)” was allowed to be held on the days with 3 and 7 at the end. Later the market was also held in Tokamachi. Because of that Furukawa was developed as a center of trade. Onniichi was held till around 1880 .Then in 1887 moved to Uramachi dori( Currently Uramachi ) and it continues till today . Around this market, there is a Kejyonuma Dam museum where you can have a nice view of Kejyonuma or you can learn about dam and registered Ramsar Convention Kejyonuma.

Schedule

April.7 – June.27.2018 on the days with 3 and 7 at the end  
6:00A.M. -

※July – November Sunday morning market on every Sundays

Access & address

・place
Kumano shrine ground

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Furukawa Station 20-minute walk

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Sendai Station about40 minutes by train

・Address 3-35 Fukukawamaedacho, Osaki, Miyagi
・Map

Admission & reservation

Visit free

No reservation required

Official website

http://www.city.osaki.miyagi.jp

Contemporary art event

3. trompe-l'oeil art 〜Escher,Dali,Shigeo Fukuda〜

             April.20 – June.24.2018

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Special exhibition “trompe-l'oeil art 〜Escher,Dali,Shigeo Fukuda〜” being held at
Morohashi museum of modern art. At this exhibition, you see works of Salvador Dalí
(1904 - 1989)M.Escher( 1898~1972 ) famous for his Trompe-l'œil art and Japanese graphic designer who called “Japanese Escher” Shigeo Fukuda (1932-2009). You can enjoy trompe-l'oeil art which express dream and infinity. Morohashi museum of modern art has about 350 in total sculptures, paintings, prints of Spanish master, Salvador Dalí.
This museum opened as the third museum for permanent exhibition of Dalí., following Dalí Theatre-Museum (Figueres ,Spain) and Salvador Dali Museum (Florida USA ).Especially Dalí.’s 37 works of sculptures are unique collections in the world. Let’s have a look at the unique collection of this museum.

Schedule

April.20 – June.24.2018
9:30 - 17:30(No admission during last 30 minutes before closing time.)

※No closing days during the exhibition

Access & address

・Place
Morohashi museum of modern art

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Morohashi museum of modern art mae bus stop nearby

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Kōriyama Station about 1 hour by train & bus

・Address 1093-23 Kengamine, Oaza-Hibara, Kitashiobara-mura, Yama-gun,
Fukushima
・Map

Admission & reservation

General 950yen / High school/university students 500yen / Junior high school students and younger Free

No reservation required

Official Website

http://www.dali.jp/exhibition/index.html

Event for traditional cultural experience and learn history

4.Teashikannon matsuri

             June, 5, 2018      

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The festival is held at Okihabajinja shrine. Okihabajinja shrine worships kannon called “Haba no teashikannnon” ,kannon for hands and foots. People of this area believe in this kannon from long ago. At this festival the main shrine is open for public. Many people visit this shrine to pray for a long life, marriage, healthy growth. You see Gypsum, crutches at this shrine. Worshipers brought them to pray for the recovery of damaged or sore limbs.
Yokote city where Okihabajinja shrine is located, has lots of sightseeing spots. For example, “Michi no eki (roadside station)” Jūmonji where you can buy fresh local agricultural products by that it’s busy with local people. ”Kamakurakan” where you see a ”kamakura (igloo)” in the huge refrigerator and you can experience kamakura.”Uchigura in Masuda” You can visit beautiful uchigura (warehouse) of the Hinomaru brewery. You also can taste sake here. Let’s enjoy this festival, sightseeing and try out the local sake!

Schedule

June, 5, 2018 Shinto ritual 10:30 -

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・place
Okihabajinja shrine

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Jūmonji Station about 10 minutes by car

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Ōmagari Station about45 minutes by train & car

・Address Kamihaba, Shimonabekura,Hirakamachi, Yokote-shi,Akita
・Map

Admission & reservation

Visit free

No reservation required

Official website

http://www.city.yokote.lg.jp/koho/page000353.html

5.Sōmanakamurajinja shrine Gosengusai

            Pray for revitalization 
            Hamakudari no maoi gyoretsusai
            June. 15 – June.17 .2018 

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“Gosengusai” is held at Sōmanakamurajinja shrine .On June 15 the shrine ritual is only for the participants. On June 16 horse-riding cavalcade ride around the city and “Ohamakudari” is held at beach. “Ohamakudari” is a ceremony to dedicate water to mikoshi( portable Shinto shrin). On June 17, Children’s parade is held.
In this Sōmanakamurajinja shrine, Haiden( worship hall) and the honden,(main sanctuary)Heiden (offerings hall) are designed as an important cultural properties of Japan in 1983. This shrine is “gongen-zukuri” structure in which the Haiden( worship hall) and the honden,(main sanctuary) Heiden (offerings hall) are interconnected under the same roof. Though the building is simple, you can find decorative lacquered, metal fittings. Architecture representative of Sōma area. Let’s have a look at this architecture and festival.

Schedule

June. 15 – June.17 .2018

June 15. Shrine ritual only for participants  
June 16 8:30~horse-riding cavalcade
14:30~Ohamakudari(Near the beach)  
June 17 Children’s parade

Access & address

・Place
Sōmanakamurajinja shrine

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Sōma Station 15-minute walk

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Sendai Station about 1.5 hour by train & walk

・Address 140 Nakamurakitamachi Sōma Fukushima
・Map

Admission & reservation

Visit free(partly admission required)

No reservation required

Official website

http://www.somanakamurajinjya.or.jp/

Event for enjoy nature

6. Higashizawa rose garden Rose festival

           Early June – early July.2018

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Higashizawa rose garden is a beautiful park with the largest collection of roses in Japan and three lakes. It opened in 2002. There are about 750 kinds of 20000 roses from the world are blooming at about 7 hectares of park. As roses representing this park, original rose of Murayama city “Murayama”, symbol of peace “peace”, old and valuable variety “violet”.
Good months to see roses are from early June to late September. During the best months, Rose festival with many events is held. In October 2001, this rose garden was certified the “fragrance landscapes 100 Selection (in Japan)” by Ministry of the environment. In April 2015, this garden was also certified as lover’s sanctuary. Let’s have a wonderful time at such romantic place.

Schedule

Early June – Early July.2018
8:30 - 18:00

Access & address

・Place
Higashizawa rose garden

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Murayama Station about 5 minutes by car

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Yamagata Station about 1 hour by train & car

・Address 1-25 Tateokahigashizawa, Murayama, Yamagata
・Map

Admission & reservation

During rose festival / Adults 600yen, Junior high and elementary school students 300yen

No reservation required

Official website

http://www.city.murayama.lg.jp/kanko/rose/

7. Michinoku Lakewood National Government Park

            Poppy Festival 2018  
             May.26 – June.17.2018  

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In early summer, 2 million of color of red, pink poppies are blooming at Michinoku Park
(Michinoku Lakewood National Government Park) on the background of the Zao forest with the remaining snow. Poppy festival is held during this beautiful season. During this festival, event “Michinoku Green Thumb Story “which related to flowers, nature, culture
is held. Michinoku Park is the only one National Government Park in Tohoku region. You can see flowers and also you can experience the climate and culture of the Tohoku region. In this park there are “Home Village (a large collection of old houses displaying the distinctive history, natural features, traditions and cultures of the six prefectures in the Tohoku region)”” Multipurpose grassland”” Dog Park” ”Game park” where you can enjoy BBQ ”warasuko hiroba (little kids playground)”where children and adults can enjoy roller slide, inline skates, disc golf, 3on3street basketball, boat and others. Relax and enjoy the time in the nature.

Schedule

May.26 – June.17.2018
※The event is mainly held on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during the period

Access & Address

・Place
Michinoku Lakewood National Government Park

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Michinoku Kōen bus station nearby

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Sendai Station about 70 minutes by bus

・Address 53-9 Nihonmatsu, Ono, Kawasakimachi, Miyagi
・Map

Admission & reservation

Admission / Adults: 450yen
Seniors(the elderly aged 65 and older): 210yen
Junior high school students and younger: free

No reservation required

Official website

http://www.michinoku-park.info/wp/

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