2018 Event Information

April - JuneI have ordered event start date is earlier. There are events across the month. Please see the schedule well
  【Kushiro】late Apr.-late Nov. 2018
Iomante Fire Festival
Performed at the Akan-ko Ainu Theatre Ikoro from late July to the end of November. It is fantastic Ainu dance that is performed with flames blazing in the night sky.

  【Kuriyama】14-15 Apr. 2018
Kuriyama Traditional Business Festival
This springtime event is jointly organized by two of Kuriyama's old-established businesses, the Kobayashi Sake Brewery and the Tanida Confectionery Company (founded in 1913).
A range of sakes are offered for sampling and sale as well as traditional kibi dango (millet confectionery).

【Matsumae】28 Apr. - 13 May 2018
Matsumae Cherry Blossom Festival
The Matsumae park that has been selected to do the 100 best cherry cherry 250 varieties about 1 million copies inhabit over one month until the end of May from the end of April, and early flowering, medium bloom, late-blooming it is "time difference flowering" I will show how the contest.

【Hakodate】Early May 2018
Cherry-blossom Viewing
In Hakodate, cherry trees are usually in full bloom in early May. Goryokaku Park and Hakodate Park are good place for cherry blossom viewing.

【Kamiyubetsu】1 May - Early Jun. 2018
Tulip fair in Kamiyubetsu.
Kamiyubetsu tulip park has 1.2 million tulips of 120 different kinds! How fantastic looking down on the garden from the observation platform on a Dutch windmill, and you can get on the tour bus in the park.

【Onneyu】3-6 May 2018
Onneyu Hotspring Azalea Festival
East side of Onneyu Hot Spring town, there are full glory 280000 Ezo purple azalea. Light up at night are beautiful.

【Shizunai】early May-Mid May 2018
Shizunai Cherry Blossom Festival
The Nijukken Road is one of Japan's best places to see cherry blossoms in their full glory. During the festival, there are many shops of souvenirs and foods along the road.

【Takinoue】5 May - 10 Jun. 2018
The moss phlox flower Festival in Takinoue
This 10,000 square metre park filled with moss phlox flowers is a truly amazing. There are plenty of fun events for you to take part in.

【Mikasa】13 May 2018
Mikasa Plum Festival
Games using the species of plum, Song show are held.

【Hakodate】19-20 May 2018
Goryokaku Festival
The main feature is the parade of about 1,000 people clad in combat uniforms in those days. On stage, the contest for participants wearing the costume of Hijikata Toshizo is held.

【Sapporo】16 May - 3 Jun. 2018
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Lilac is the symbol tree of Sapporo. About 400 lilacs bloom at Odori park. Various events will be held such as outdoor tea ceremony to enjoy a tea , Music festival, stamp rally etc.
 Odori site:2018/5/16-27
 Kawashimo site:2018/6/2-3

【Yakumo】20 May 2018
Kumaishi Abalone Festival
Enjoy full of abalone such as Rice bowl, Curry, Grilled abalone and so on. It's also popular "Catching abalone". And cherry blossoms are in full bloom season, very beautiful!

【Teshikaga】mid May - late Oct. 2018
Sea-of-clouds tour
It's an early morning tour over looking the spreading sea of clouds from the Mashu observation platform. Your breath will be taken away by the beauty of the world below being swallowed up by the layer of white.

【Shikabe】late May 2018
Shikabe Haruno Ebitsubu Matsuri (prawns & sea snail festival)
This event promotes the seasonal produce of spring such as sweet prawns, sea snail at Shikabe Park where cherry blossoms bloom.

【Mashike】26-27 May 2018
Spring Delicacy Festival in Mashike
~ Shrimp, octopus and scallops with local sake! ~
Sales of festival limited liquor and in Sake festival where you can enjoy paid / free tastings, also fresh seafood such as sweet shrimp, octopus, scallops etc.
The Fishermen's grilling table corner where fish shells can be baked and eaten is popular.

【Biratori】26 May - 3 Jun. 2018
Appreciation of Lily of the Valley
The lily of the valley is Biratori's town flower, and representative wildflower in Hokkaido.

【Sapporo】6-10 Jun. 2018
Yosakoi Soran Festival
Group dances mixed with Kochi Prefecture's Yosakoi Dance and Hokkaido's folk music "Soran".

【Asahikawa】mid Jun. 2018
Flower Festa in Asahikawa
A variety of events such as flower market, products of related, gardening contest, and flower display will be held.

【Sapporo】14-16 Jun. 2018
Main festival of Hokkaido Shrine
One of the largest and traditional festival in Hokkaido.
The Mikoshi and about 1,600 people walk among city, this is the highlight of the festival.

【Sapporo】late Jun. - early Jul. 2018
Flower Festa in Sapporo
Citizen join the project "Decorate Odori Park with flowers". Flower experts will show gardening, sales and exhibition corner.

【Lake Toya】23-24 Jun. 2018
Manga and Animation Festival in Lake Toya.
The venue is whole Lake Toya hot spring area. Many cosplay player and fan of Manga and Anime get together in this area and enjoy variety events. Especially the Cosplay is worth watching.

【Oshamanbe】Late Jun. - Early Jul. 2018
Hair crab Festival in Oshamanbe
Festival to be held in accordance with the crab fishing season every year. Enjoy "Kani meshi (rice with crab)", boiled crab, the speed competitive eating.

【Sounkyo】Late Jun. - Early Oct. 2018
Hana Monogatari Event
Hana Monogatari Event:Visitors Sounkyo Onsen are treated with floral art. Lodging facilities and shopping streets are colored gorgeously with beautiful flowers and works of art. There are even more great spots to take pictures, as Sounkyo becomes a town of flowers.