23rd Annual Katakuri Festival

When: 9am – 4pm, April 1 – April 15
Where: Katakuri no Sato (2053-2 Ariga-cho, Mito)

Katakuri (Erythronium japonicum) is a spring ephemeral flower than blooms in April in Japan. Katakuri no Sato is a 2000 square metre field of katakuri flowers located in the north of Ariga-cho in Mito. Katakuri typically bloom in woodland areas away from human settlements, so there are few places where they can be seen so close to the city. Throughout the festival you can appreciate the delicate purple blossoms and buy local food and crafts.

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