Upcoming Events

Torazuka Kofun and Ocarinas

Torazuka Kofun Wall-Painting Spring Exhibition

This keyhole-shaped, ancient Imperial gravesite is being opened to the public for a few days this spring, to enable everyone to glimpse the 7th Century paintings inside.

Period: March 29th – April 1st, April 5th – April 8th, 2012

Times: 9am-12:30pm, 1:30-4:30pm

Admission: adults – 150yen, elementary/junior high students – 80yen,

Location: Torazuka Kofun Historical Park (Hitachinaka-shi, Nakane)


1. 25min walk from the Hitachinaka Kaihin Tetsudo Nakaminato Line Nakane Station.

2. 15min by car from the JR Katsuta Station.

3. 10min by car from the Kita-Kanto Expressway Hitachinaka IC.

Original link (Japanese)


2012 Sojiro Concert in the Woods in Hitachiomiya

Mr. Sojiro will be performing his famous ocarina in the lovely spring weather.

Date: May 12th

Arrive 2pm, Ocarina Woods Parking Lot (Osezawa Entrance, 700m on foot to location)

Performance starts at 3pm (ending at 4pm)

Location: Ocarina Woods, Outdoor Music Hall (inside Kami-Osechi, Hitachiomiya)

*in the event of rain the performance will be moved to the Ogawa Sogo Center

Host: Hitachiomiya City

Tickets on sale starting 4/8 (only 9-12 on the first day, 8:30-5:15 every weekday after that). Only 130 tickets total, cost is 2000yen (all assigned seating). Contact Hitachiomiya City Hall, Shiminkyodo-ka Chiki-zukuri Shi-en Group, 0295-52-1111 (ext 125)

Original link (Japanese)


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