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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

  • 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...

  • Kingyo (goldfish) Festival

    Shonai Goldfish is a branded goldfish that is also called "Furisode Goldfish" because of its long tail and elegant swimming appearance. Shonai goldfish and nishikigoi are sold every day during the ...

  • 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...

  • Fanduro 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...

  • Final Tournament for the Best-tasting Rice in Japan

    This contest is a competition for the most delicious rice in Japan. The winner is determined through taste testing that doesn't use a rice taste analyzer. In addition to sales of processed foods, ...

  • Shonai Kiryu Festival

    A 40m-long Hiryu and a 30m-long Hiryu based on the legend of the dragon in Shonai Town. A new festival where these two dragons dance to pray for a bountiful harvest and the development of the town....


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