15th Annual Mt. Tsukuba Summit Katakuri Flower Festival

When: April 1 – April 20
Where: Mt. Tsukuba Summit, Tsukuba

20150401 15th Annual Mt Tsukuba Katakuri Flower Festival

Around 30 thousand katakuri plants grow wildly around the summit of Mt. Tsukuba. During the festival the 2 hectare katakuri wood will be open to the public.  There are also katakuri on the Shizen Kenkyu Hiking Course around Mt. Tsukuba’s Nantai peak. Please be aware, however, that picking flowers and plants without special permission on Mt. Tsukuba is illegal, and will incur a fine.

Events
Mt. Tsukuba Shrine Spring Oza-kawari Festival (April 1)
9:30am-4pm Goshinkyo (Sacred Bridge) is open to the public to cross
9:30 Nantai Peak Main Shrine Kanmiso Festival (Nantai Peak Summit)
10:30 Nyotai Peak Main Shrine Kanmiso Festival (Nyotai Peak Summit)
2:30 Sake Greeting Rite (Tsukuba 6 Chome), Portable Shrine Parade and Children’s Parade (Okariya at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba)
Gama no Aburauri Performance (April 4, 11, 18)
Free Katakuri Manju (April 4)
Free Kusa Mochi (April 11)
Mt. Tsukuba Shrine Visit and Stroll Through the Katakuri (April 11)
Admission is free but limited to 80 people. Start from TX Tsukuba Station. To participate call 029-866-0611 (Japanese only)
Mt. Tsukuba Spring Hike (April 14)
Admission is free but limited to 100 people. Start from Mt. Tsukuba Tourism Office ( 筑波山観光案内所, 1222 Tsukuba, Tsukuba). To participate call 029-866-0611 (Japanese only)
Game Tournament (April 18)

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