Over 150,000 shrubs of rhododendron with large pink flower spread over at the foot of magnificent Mt. Asama-yama. There are hiking trails arranged within the park for to enjoy nature from fresh green to autumnal foliage.
During the flowering time of about 7,000 roses in the park, sale of rose grown in the city and other various kinds of events are organized.
About 1,600 roses with 320 varieties are in bloom gorgeously in the park.
Brilliantly colored Japanese azalea which is one of the greatest in Kanto Region can be enjoyed.
24,000 Japanese irises are in bloom at the ancient waterway “Onna-bori” which is designated as one of National Historical Sites. Gradation of the flower with purple and white is beautiful as it grows more atmosphere in rainy days.
400,000 Japanese irises with 270 varieties are in bloom gorgeously. The festival is held with various events including selling seedlings and performance of deadheading by the flower-picking ladies.
About 15,000 shrubs of Japanese azalea are in full bloom. "Hotaka Bokujo 1500 m Festival" is also held during the Azalea Festival. Snow which has been kept from last winter is placed amidst fresh green and other various events are organized at the festival.
Roughly twenty thousand hydrangeas planted in a nearly three-hectare area will beautifully bloom around mid-June at the Shimonita Hydrangea Garden, which is located just off the Joshin-Etsu Expressway Shimonita IC.
The garden being one of the largest in the Kanto area, visitors here can enjoy hydrangeas in a variety of colors including blue, white, bluish purple, and reddish purple.
Ogikubo Park located on the southern foot of Mt. Akagi-yama will see around 16,000 hydrangeas in ten varieties in full bloom from mid-June through early July.
Festival is held when over 8,000 shrubs of hydrangea are in bloom. Hydrangeas are also lit up in nighttime.
About 2,200 shrubs of hydrangea are in bloom near the platform and around Sori Station on Watarase Keikoku Railway. Hydrangea Festival will be held by local people with various events with refreshment booth.
Around 2,000 hydrangeas will bloom in late July throughout the Taineiji Temple located near Takumi no Sato.
Lotus flowers in pale pink color are in bloom at old moat of Tenbaku Castle ruins which was constructed in the Muromachi Period (1338 – 1573). The best time to see the beautiful flowers is in the morning.
Native pink lotus flowers bloom at Jonuma and Kojonuma marsh. Also, lotus flowers with about 200 varieties in the world are displayed at Tsutsujigaoka Park Inn. During the festival, “lotus flower cruise” which you can enjoy lotus flowers from close up cruising on the boat are organized.
Around 110,000 sunflowers will bloom from late July through the beginning of August on a small hill on the shore of Lake Nyuko.
This is one of Maebashi’s three famous festival and large handmade decorations on bamboo are displayed. During the festival, shopping streets are filled with various kinds of colorful handmade decorations.
Handmade decorations on bamboo swing beautifully on shopping streets including Honmachi Street. You can enjoy colorful decorations while tasting various kinds of food from stalls lined up on the streets.
Various events and tanabata decorations can be enjoyed at the area around Joshu-Tomioka Station and other places. Local dishes can also be enjoyed.
Summer festival is annual event of Ota held for 2 days. Various events including parading portable shrine are organized according to themes that are chosen by two districts.
Floats from five areas are gathered together and paraded around the city. You don’t want to miss the Shindenzaka kakeagari where the floats are pulled up a hill in one motion and the yoriai where five floats come together and perform traditional ohayashi music.
The festival will be held within the town, with portable shrines paraded on the first day and thirteen Gion floats on the second.
Various events including local Japanese drum performances “Hoshimata Seiryu Taiko” and “Tashiro Todoroki Taiko” are held. At night about 2,000 fireworks are launched.
This is an unique festival of Shibukawa City which is located approximately central of Japan. Figures of people who painted face parts on their belly and dance with the song looks full of fun.
This festival is originally held according to the tradition of taking a bath to onsen at two o’clock in the morning (ushi no koku) on the midsummer day of the ox to pray for sound health throughout the year. Afterwards the aim of the festival changed into the appreciation to Onsen until now.
The highlight of the festival is “Yagibushi” dance which is the dance twirling umbrella to lively rhythm made by hitting barrels. This traditional dance is performed through the streets of Kiryu during the festival.
A common feature of summer in Mt. Akagi-yama. The festival is held with various events including rowing boats, floating lanterns at Lake Ono and concerts by amateur jazz bands on the open-air stage surrounded with nature.
This festival is the largest event in Takasaki City as portable shrines and dashi lively parades across the central area of the city. Among them, “Sosaku Daruma Mikoshi” which uses daruma as a motif can be seen.
There are parades of portable shrines, dashi called “mandou” and dance by 1,000 people. Especially, “Tengu mikoshi” which is the portable shrine in the shape of long-nose goblin carried exclusively by women is a sight to see.
This is the summer festival which represents Isesaki. Festival is full of events including competitive performance and folk entertainment. And the highlight is the original dance of Isesaki “Danpia Isesaki” which about 1,000 people dance together.
This is the largest remaining fire festival designated as National Selected Important intangible Folk-Cultural Properties. The floating rings of fire create a mystical scene in the darkness.
This festival started by the connection with Hirosaki City in Aomori, where is famous for Neputa. Tens of Neputa (float made by Japanese paper lantern) in various sizes parade the street and light up the night in summer.
This festival is also known as the “Best Abare-dashi (frantic float) Festival in Northern Kanto”. Dashi leaders pull two ropes of 50-100 meters long, jostling themselves and the ropes up down, left and right so much as to crash into each other in a dynamic tug-of-war display.
This fireworks display can be enjoyed the fireworks seen from close up as they are launched from a rice field and there is nothing obscuring the display. Highlights are extra-large starmine fireworks and “Yoeshin (fireworks with four cores in a ball and makes 5 round-clolors when launched)” fireworks.
Brave tezutsu (arm-held) Fireworks is rare display in Kanto Region. Beautiful starmine fireworks are another sight to see.
After the ritual of “Koshiki-minuma no Shizume” and floating lanterns, about 3,000 fireworks including aquatic fireworks which launched from the lake surface are organized.
Takasaki Festival lets visitors watch and participate in traditional events like pulling portable shrines and parading floats, plus other events like prize drawings. 3 August will mark the largest fireworks event in northern Kanto, where around 15,000 fireworks will color the night sky.
This is one of the largest fireworks display in Northern Kanto. The fireworks includes various sets of starmine fireworks, “Niagara” fireworks which fireworks are set on the bridge and launched continuously to make like waterfall and “Niagara in the sky” fireworks which Maebashi Fireworks is said to be the origin. Competitive performance of lights in large scale can be enjoyed.
This summer festival has started since the completion of the construction of Kusaki Dam. There is a fireworks display at the end of the festival which hold full impact since the sound echo in the dam and mountains around.
About 4,000 firework decorate the town of headwaters of Tone River.
This festival hold history of over 120 years and main event is floating lantern called “Kawasegaki”. Fireworks are also launched. Light of lanterns on river surface and fireworks on the sky beautifully decorate the night in summer.
This festival is organized by local people. About 6,000 fireworks are launched from the pier on Lake Akaya.
Genji and Heike fireflies can be seen near Narusawa River at the lower reaches of Hakoshima Yusui each year from mid-June through late July thanks to the conservation efforts of local residents.
This is the festival is held in Ikaho where has deep relationship with Hawaii including the historic site of the kingdom of Hawaii when it was still an independent kingdom that remained only here in Japan. Various events related to Hawaii, such as the "the Merrie Monarch Show"by the winning team of Hawaii's hula competition and so on, are held.
Haruna area in Takasaki is one of leading pear producing area in Gunma. At the festival, various kinds of events related to pear including peeling the skin of pear contest, giving pear for free and so on are held.
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