May 2020


Events in May 2020

Juvenile salmon release Any one can join to release the juvenile salmon into the Chitose River. Juvenile salmon will return to their spawning grounds about four years later. It will be excited to image their journeys while releasing the juvenile salmon. Mar 1(Sun) to
May 31(Sun)
Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium
Iomante Fire Festival Gathering around a bonfire, Ainu people dance and sing to pray for peace and visitors’ health with Ainu ceremonial dress as they did in the ancient time. Mar 18(Wed) to
Nov 30(Mon)
Lake Akan
Rokko-san Light Art 「Lightscape in Rokko」 ~Spring Version~ Rokko-san Light Art 「Lightscape in Rokko」 uses the LED to present the four seasons of Japan. Winter version shows that in the morning, the mountain edge is gradually brightened, and the purple clouds are floating. Time: 18:00 ~ 21:00. Mar 20(Fri) to
May 31(Sun)
Rokko-san Garden Terrace
Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival One of the best Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan. There are 2,600 cherry trees include the oldest somei-yoshino which is said to be planted in 1715. Visitors can also enjoy illuminations in the evenings , boat and local food at the food stands. Apr 23(Thu)~
May 6(Sat)
Hirosaki Park
Exhibition of gosho dolls preserved by Maeda Family A display of 200 gosho dolls. Gosho dolls are considered to be the most well finished traditional Japanese dolls. Those that have been preserved by the Maeda family have a long and distinguished history that goes back many generations. Apr 23(Thu) to
Jun 29(Mon)
Yokohama Fruhlings Fest One of the biggest Beer Festival in Japan. There are many different kinds of beers from world include great German Beer and Japanese Beer. Delicious German food is also served. May 1(Fri) to
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Odawara Hojo Godai Festival An army of 1,800 warriors consisting of warrior troops, cavalry and gun troops march through the main streets, followed by the brass bands, musical groups including baton twirlers, and groups of civilians such as Odawara Lantern Dance. Every May 3 Kanagawa
Odawara Castle Park
Crying Sumo National Tournament Two wrestlers take two infants and present them on a ring against each other. Infants who cries the first loose. The event is believed to bring good health to infants. May 3(Sun) to
Narushima Bishamondo Temple
Thai Festival One of the largest and most anticipated ethnic festivals in Japan. It features up to 100 booths selling delicacies, crafts, fruit smoothies and alcoholic beverages. There will also be a full schedule of musical performances on the stage. May 9(Sat) and 10(Sun) Tokyo
Yoyogi Park
Jomon Spring Festival You can experience activities in Jomon Period such as trying on Jomon cloth, making a fire, sewing with the wild boar-made needle. There are also Tsugaru-shamisen performance and Aomori local food. May 12(Sat) and 13(Sun) Aomori
Sannai-Maruyama Site
Rose Exhibition Bansuiso will be decorated with a variety of roses including the special breed of roses.Time 10:00 to 17:00. May 14(Tue) to
Goryokaku Festival Parade marches around the streets surrounding the park. The participants dress up as historical figures that have played a part in Goryokaku's history, such as the Shogunate rebels, Imperial forces, or the troops of Commodore Perry. May 16(Sat) Hokkaido
Goryokaku Park
Yokohama Port Cutter Race From amateur to professional, more than 200 groups participates in the race. Time 08:00 to 17:00. May 20(Sun) Kanagawa
Yamashita Park
Lilac Festival With approx. 400 of blooming lilac trees, there will be various events such as lilac give-aways, concerts, origami (paper folding) hands-on learning, kaleidoscope learning and collections and wine gardens. May 20(Wed) to
Odori Park
Toyako Tourist Morning Market People can buy the fresh specialty of Toyako Town at low price at the morning market which will be open from 6:00 am to 8:00 am. late May to late Sep Hokkaido
Toyako Hot Spring
Yokohama Dragon Boat Race At Chinatown80, rice dumplings made by restaurants and shops will be displayed. May 30(Sat) and 31(Sun), Jun 6(Sat) and 7(Sun) Kanagawa
Yokohama Chinatown