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Festivals And Events

Gotemba Sakura (Cherry blossom) Festival(Gotemba City)


In Springtime, as the cherry blossoms burst into full glory, the tree lined avenue of Gotobara Junkansen (the Gotobara Loop), and the hanging blossoms of Heiwa Park and Chichibunomiya Memorial Park, are beautifully illuminated at night. This special season is full of rare events, including tea ceremonies, taiko and zither performances, and walking tours.

Yabusame Matsuri (Fujinomiya City)


The ancient and traditional rite is said to have originated when Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first shogun (It’s like a general) of Kamakura. came to Mt. Fuji to hunt, and made his offerings. On May 5th during the grand festival, the Ogasawara-Ryu Yabusame (archery and horsemanship rite is performed (at 3 pm at Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha Shrine.)

Yoshiwara Gion Matsuri(Fuji City)


Said to have originated in Kyoto before spreading to the rest of Japan, the Gion Festival was originally held in order to appease the evil spirits which were thought to cause illness and disaster. With 24 participating towns and 21 festival cars the Fuji area Gion Festival is the largest Festival in the Tokai region.

Kawaguchiko Herb Festival (Fujikawaguchiko Town)


A magnificent event, opening across Yagisaki Park and Oishi Park, where purple lavenders paint the lakeshore from the end of June through to mid July. The nighttime illumination at Yagisaki Park is truly beautiful.

Mt.Fuji Opening Ceremony(Yamanashi and Shizuoka)


Every year on July 1st, to herald the start of Summer as it unfolds across the Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures mountains, Mt. Fuji is opened for the climbing season, together with a plethora of special events.

Narusawa Harvesting Festival (Narusawa Village)


Held while the plateau vegetables, a Narusawa specialty, are at the peak of flavor. Enjoy a free sample of the local fruits and vegetables. A farmer’s market selling fresh,
morning-picked produce is also available.

Fuji Shiba-sakura Festival (Moss Phlox)(Fujikawaguchiko Town)


With approximately 6 acres and 800,000 trees, the bright crimsons, reds, whites and pinks of the ‘shiba-sakura’ cherry blossoms dye
the landscape in vivid colors, in a natural symphony of Mt. Fuji’s beautiful forests.

Kanogawa Firework Festival(Numazu City)


Held on the final Saturday and Sunday of July at Kanagawa-Kasenjiki, in the Numazu City district.
Approximately 9,000 fireworks make for a nostalgic summer in Numazu.

Summer Festival of the Fujigoko Area(Yamanakako Village and Fujikawaguchiko Town)


Beginning with the Lake Yamanakako Hoko Festival-Fireworks and continuing on to Lake Saiko, Lake Motosuko, Lake Shojiko and Lake Kawaguchiko, the Fuji Five Lakes Firework Festival paints in brilliant burning flowers upon the water’s surface.

Nagaizumi Wakuwaku Matsuri Festival(Nagaizumi Town)


The main event of this festival is a ‘Dance Parade,’ where the participating bands join as one in a marching dance down the broad thoroughfare of Nagaizumi Chuo Street.
Experience the city as it is immersed in excitement and gaiety. A special Kid's Dance Parade is also held for the little ones!