Upcoming Events

Old and New Events

43rd Annual Takahagi Festival

Dates : July 27th and 28th

Location: Main street in front of Takahagi Station

This festival involves Mikoshi parades with lion-dancers and floats, music and dancing and food, and on July 27th at 7:30pm there will be a fireworks display. Come make some warm summer memories in Takahagi!taka2013


Hitachi Eco Festival 2013

Date : July 27th, 10am – 4pm

Location : Hitachi Civic Center, Shin-Toshi Area, Marble Hall

This annual environmental summer event involves lots of homemade fun and new experiences.


Exhibitions of environmental products, technologies, and activities

Eco Car round-up: low impact cars from each maker will be on display and available for test drives

Overview of various environmental organizations

Display and sale of local agricultural and horticultural products

Helping others via donating plastic bottle caps

Eco stamp rally

Stage area: character shows, dance and musical performances

Gourmet corner: curry, yakisoba, okonomiyaki, shaved ice, and much much moreecofes

Upcoming Events

2013 Ibaraki Festival

Date: July 20th, 9:30am – 8:30pm

Location: Hitachi Seaside Park (near the Water Stage)

This festival combines food, fireworks, and fantastic performances to help promote Ibaraki’s earthquake recovery efforts and engagement within both the local and international communities.

The main stage features the Ibaraki Gourmet Festival, with dozens of popular brands and local delicacies for sale. In addition, Ibaraki’s famous produce is also up for grabs, including the nation’s largest harvest of melons!

While you’re feasting on these tasty offerings you can enjoy the original sounds of the Teens Rock Asia 2013 stage, where carefully selected youth bands from Japan, China, and Korea will be competing to be this year’s winner. This could be your chance to get to know an up and coming artist before they make it big!

And a summer festival isn’t complete without some spectacular fireworks, which is why Nomura Fireworks, Japan’s best, will be providing Ibaraki prefecture’s biggest fireworks show of the summer! There will also be performances by Generations (Exile Tribe), Miz, and Breathe, and Nakagawa Shoko will be making an appearance as well.

For kids the ever popular Dino-ranger Electro-Beast Squad will be on hand (think Power Rangers 2013) and there will be free performances from various kids’ dance groups (with a focus on hip hop).

This is an event you won’t want to miss, make sure to buy your tickets before they sell out!

Tickets are available from the Ibaraki Prefectural Government or through Lawson (ticket code 32300). Arena – 5000yen, S – 4000yen, Fireworks – 2500yen, Fireworks (children 6-12) – 1000yen (it may not be possible to see the stage with fireworks seating).


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Hitachi Starlight Illumination 2012

Date: November 23rd (Friday) – December 25th (Tuesday)

Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm (10:00pm Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays)

Location: Hitachi Civic Center / Around JR Hitachi Station


Come enjoy a beautifully lit 16 meter tall Christmas tree surrounded 360 degrees by an illumination of over 100,000 lights. The illumination will be accompanied by various events, such as a lighting ceremony on November 23rd (5:00pm to 6:00pm), a daily “Search for Santa”, a “Bubble Voyage” of a million soap bubbles (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only), and many other events! Come out and enjoy the winter wonderland fun!