2015 Cherry Blossom Festivals Part 2

Hanami season has arrived! Make sure you get to at least one of these events to appreciate the beauty of the cherry blossoms!

Suigou Itako Mt. Gongen Park Cherry Blossom Festival

When: March 29 – April 12
Where: Mt. Gongen Park, Itako

09 Itako

Mt. Gongen is a popular cherry blossom viewing area, and throughout the festival there will be illuminations in the evenings until 10pm. On April 4 there will be a huge variety of things to do and see, including free amazake, food stalls, an autograph session by members of the Kashima Antlers soccer team, and a yosakoi dance performance.

24th Annual Kashima Cherry Blossom Festival

When: March 28 – April 12
Where: Kashima Shiroyama Park, Kashima

10 Kashima

At Kashima Shiroyama Park you can enjoy over 300 cherry blossom trees of a number of different varieties. Throughout the festival there will be illuminations in the evening until 9pm and stalls selling food and drink.

Events
April 4 10:30 and 11:30 am – Folk song and dance by Kashima residents
April 5 – Cherry Blossom Walk Kashima Kami no Michi
*Register at 9am in front of the Kashima Shoukokai (commerce and industry)
building (1-34 Miyanaka 2 chome, Kashima)
April 12 10am-12pm – Taisho Koto Performance

14th Annual Takahagi Cherry Blossom Festival

When: April 4 – April 19
Where: Sakura Uchuu Park (Takahagi Eisei Tsuushin Kinen Park), Takahagi

11 Takahagi

Events
April 11 10am-3pm – Outdoor tea ceremony, koto performance, etc.
9:30am-12pm – Three Generations Sports Festival
April 19 11am-3pm – Ibaraki University Center for Astronomy Public Observatory

Cherry Blossom Spring Festival

When: April 4 – April 12
Where: Nishiyama no Sato Tougen (Shinjuku-machi), Hitachiota

12 Hitachiota

Events
Weekends
Free amazake, lolly lottery for kids
April 5
2-2:30pm – Performance by Hidaka Mari & Nabatame Kyoko (Oboe & Piano)
April 12
1:30-2pm – True or False Quiz (prizes for winners)
2-2:30pm – Performance by Lilly (Singer/Songwriter)

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