Introducing Tourist Events Across Japan (Part 2): Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture, Hita City, Oita Prefecture, Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, Hamura City, Tokyo


Introducing Tourist Events Across Japan

In Japan, a country with four seasons, spring, summer, fall, and winter, various events are held in each season. There are traditional festivals that have been held since ancient times, events that use the latest technology, and a variety of other events that are enjoyed by the people of each region and that warmly welcome visitors.

You will learn more about Japan through nature, food, traditional items, meeting the local people, and enjoying the events of the moment.

To enjoy limited time events

For major events, transportation may be changed or accommodations may not be reserved. Also, since Japan is an island nation with a long north-south axis, you need to be careful about what to wear and other preparations depending on the season. Some events are held on the same day each year, but the schedule may change. Please remember to check the date of the event and enjoy the event.

Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture: 2023 Nanabatake Road

Here are some events that will make you feel the spring. There are also events for families to enjoy. Flower picking and mini-train rides seem to be popular.

“Nanabatake Road” at Kamogawa City Square: From early January to early March, about 10,000 tsubo of rice paddies are covered with rape blossoms. During the peak season from mid-January to early March, various events are held, such as a rape blossom picking experience, a photo contest for winning a hotel stay ticket in Kamogawa City, etc., and a mini train (Doctor Yellow) that parents and children can ride together.

Kamogawa Nanabatake Road

Kamogawa Nanabatake Road


Event Period: From January 7, 2023 (Saturday) to March 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Time: 09:30 AM – 03:00 PM

Location: Nanabatake Road

Official Website:

(Note: The provided photo is not from the event but represents Nanabatake Road.)

Oita Prefecture, Hita City: “Tenryo Hita Hina Matsuri”

The “Tenryo Hita Doll Festival” in Hita City, Oita Prefecture, is a traditional event that showcases valuable hina dolls from the area. Hita City, once a territory under the direct control of the Tokugawa Shogunate, boasts a rich cultural heritage, and many antique hina dolls have been preserved there. The festival offers the opportunity to view these precious hina dolls and experience the traditional beauty of Japan. Exploring the historic streets of Hita City while encountering these hina dolls can be a delightful journey, allowing you to immerse yourself in the charm of this event and the city’s nostalgic atmosphere.

Tenryo Hita Hina Matsuri

Tenryo Hita Hina Matsuri

Date: February 15, 2023 (Wednesday) – March 31, 2023 (Friday)

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Mameda-cho and Kumadai-ku, Hit, Oita Prefecture, and other areas

For inquiries: Hita City Tourism Association

Official website:

Please note that the photos provided are from a previous event.

Gunma Prefecture, Takasaki City: Takasaki Hikari no Pageant 2022

Takasaki’s winter streets are illuminated with lights, creating a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. This event runs until the end of February.

Symphony Road, East Nijo Street, Jiko Street, and Omote Street are adorned with countless lights, adding brilliance to Takasaki’s winter cityscape. The event is divided into several venues, allowing you to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the city while taking in the sights. At Takasaki Castle Park, the illumination of trees creates a magical landscape reflected on the moat’s surface. You can also admire the Flower Tree at Takasaki Station’s west exit and popular bench decorations.

Takasaki Hikari no Pageant

Takasaki Hikari no Pageant

Date: October 29, 2022 (Saturday) – February 28, 2023 (Tuesday)

Time: 17:00 – 22:00 (Open until 24:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)

Location: Symphony Road, East Nijo Street, Jiko Street, Omote Street, and the area around the moat

For inquiries: Takasaki Hikari no Pageant Executive Committee Office

Official website:

Please note that the photos provided are from a previous event.

Hamura City, Tokyo: The 7th Spicy Food Festival

It appears that an exciting event featuring spicy food menus is taking place. What’s intriguing is the collaboration between local farmers and businesses within Hamura City.

The 7th Spicy Festival is primarily organized by young entrepreneurs and individuals dedicated to regional revitalization. Their aim is to utilize local resources and introduce new commercial and tourism events to stimulate the local economy, promote interaction, encourage residency, and increase the population. During the event, various restaurants prepare spicy dishes using locally grown “Hamura-produced hot peppers” and more.

The event involves 42 restaurants affiliated with the Hamura City Chamber of Commerce, offering a wide range of spicy menu items. Participants can collect stamps through a spicy stamp rally and receive prizes.

Hamura Spicy Food Festival

Poster for 2022, “Hamura Spicy Food Fest.”

Date: February 1, 2023 (Wednesday) – February 28, 2023 (Tuesday)

Please visit the official website for a list of participating restaurants and their menus.

Organized by: Hamura City Chamber of Commerce

Supported by: Hamura City, Hamura City Tourism Association

Cooperation: Hamura City Agricultural Successor Club

For inquiries: Hamura City Chamber of Commerce (TEL: 042-555-6211)

Official website:

Please note that the photos provided are from a previous event.

Please also check out the introduction of various tourist events from around Japan (Part 1).

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