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Seasonal events in Shonai Town where residents live alongside nature.

Natsuyoi Festival in the summer and Tsuki no Sawaryujin Winter Festival in the winter are especially recommended. Visitors can experience events in any of the four seasons.

Shonai Town Tourist site  Event

A list of tourist sites

  • Tsuki no Sawaryujin Winter Festival

    There are numerous fun events, including free slides and snow huts, snowmobiles, a karuta card game in the snow, and snowshoe trekking! There is also the only winter fireworks show in the Shonai r...

  • Natsuyoi Festival

    Uniquely costumed participants dance and lively voices call out in time to original ""hiryu"" musical accompaniment based on the hiryu (flying dragon) legend passed down in the Fukagawa District of...

  • Yaya Festival

    In the severe cold of mid January, this unusual ritual takes place at Chigawara Hachiman Shrine. Boys aged 5–14 pour buckets of cold water over their heads numerous times. Tubs of water are prepare...

  • 48th Ueki (potted plant)/Kingyo (goldfish) Festival

    Sellers come from throughout the prefecture and from far away. The event features Shonai Goldfish, called furisode kingyo, that are unique to Shonai Town. Many stalls sell seasonal flowers, seedlin...

  • Amarume Fall Festival

    This major harvest festival brings together agriculture, commerce, and industry in Shonai Town. Not only are there many events such as a commercial festival, agriculture festival, and a friendship ...

  • Amarume Festival

    During the feudal lord procession held on the 15th, shrine parishioners dressed in traditional clothing and carrying a portable shrine parade from Amarume Train Station to Hachiman Shrine while sho...

  • Tateyama Park Cherry Blossom Festival

    Every year in mid April this festival is held at Tateyama Park, which is well known for its cherry blossoms and a panoramic view of the Shonai Plain. In addition to the local specialties, grilled P...

  • Ryujin Gassan

    In times past, Tachiyazawa River was feared as a river that often overflowed. A legend still exists that likened the raging rapids to a dragon god (ryujin). This endurance race for off-road motorcy...

  • Candle Night in Shonai

    Candle Night is held at Hotaru no Sato in Wind Dome in June around the summer solstice. An outdoor concert is held amid a fantastic scene lit up with candles and fireflies.

  • Panning for gold dust

    The Tachiyazawa District in Shonai Town once prospered through gold dust panning. Even now visitors can have fun panning for gold. It makes a great independent research project during summer vacati...

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