- Wed, 10th February to Thurs, 10th March: The 26th Annual Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival in Kawazu city, Shizuoka Prefecture
- Sat, 13th February to Wed, 17th February: The Yokote Snow Festival
- Sat, 20th February to Thurs, 31st March: The Ume Festival in Mito city, Ibaraki Prefecture
Wed, 10th February to Thurs, 10th March: The 26th Annual Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival in Kawazu city, Shizuoka Prefecture
Cherry blossoms in Kawazu city bloom around February, much earlier than the other areas.
We recommend going to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, and the yellow rape flowers.
The combination of the blue sky, vivid pink cherry blossoms, yellow colored rape flowers, and fresh greenery is so stunning that you won’t get bored.
●Kawazu Cherry blossom Festival
Place：Izu Express Kawazu station
Access：Izu Express Kawazu station
155-2 Hama, Kawazu-chō, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
Sat, 13th February to Wed, 17th February: The Yokote Snow Festival
Kamakura or “snow huts” in Yokote city, Akita Prefecture have a history of over 400 years. We enshrine a god, offer food, and eat rice cakes inside these huts. There will be about 100 huts during the festival and each one will have a lit candle, giving great scenery like this.
●Yokote Snow Festival
Place：At Yokote city council park, Futaba-cho Kamakura street, Haguromachi Bukeyashiki street, Yokote Park and Yokote East
Access：10 min walk from JR Yokote station
5-1 Ekimaecho, Yokote-shi, Akita Prefecture
Sat, 20th February to Thurs, 31st March: The Ume Festival in Mito city, Ibaraki Prefecture
Kairakuen is one of the best Japanese gardens. There’s an Ume festival every February to March.
There are about 100 different kinds of plum trees, with about 3,000 of them in the garden.
They are breathtakingly beautiful. You can even taste plum sake and local cuisine. The illumination at night is also great.
●Ume Festival in Mito
Place：Kairakuen, Kodo Hall
Access：20 min by bus bound for Kairakuen from JR Mito station.（During the festival, there will be temporary buses that will stop at JR Kairakuen station.
1 Tokiwacho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture