Japanese

Town Events,festivals

Full year

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Nanyato Market

Held at the first floor of Nanyato every month if there is a seven in the day. Stalls and direct sales of agricultural and marine products will be opened.

Place
Cassiopeia Messe Nanyato
Address
68 Moriai Ishikiridokoro Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Association of Nanyatoyo market
Phone Number
0195-45-3206

the end of April

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Cherry blossom seeing venue light up

Cherry blossom sites in the city will be light up. You can enjoy the fantastic cherry blossoms.

Place
Kunohe Castle and other
Address
Azashironouchi Fukuoka Ninohe Iwate Prefecture and other
Apply to
Ninohe Chamber of Commerce
Phone Number
0195-23-4361

May 4th

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Yakushido Festival

It is the first festival of the year for Ninohe. It is called "Yakushikko". Floats and sumo wrestling can be seen.

Place
Yakushido, Shimoyonezawa district
Address
Azaienoue Yonezawa Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Ninohe tourism organization
Phone Number
0195-23-3641

June 6th

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Official opening of Mt. Oritsumedake

Event to celebrate the official opening of Iwate Prefectural Natural Park Oritsumedake. Safety prayer festivals and commemorative tree-planting ceremony, and walk rallies will take place.

Place
Oritsumedake summit
Address
Azaotume Fukuoka Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Oritsumedake Promotion Council
Phone Number
0195-23-7210

June

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Inaniwa Kogen Festival

An event that tells the coming of spring for Inaniwadake district. Mountain trekking of Inaniwadake and aqua ball trials and other events.

Place
Inaniwadake district, near the Tendai-no-yu
Address
Nokurosawa Joboji Ninohe
Apply to
Inaniwa Plateau Festival Executive Committee
Phone Number
0195-38-2211

the middle of June

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Tricolor @ JAM13

When street musicians and dancers meet. In addition to stage events of band music and dance shows, there are flea markets and food corners too.

Place
Cassiopeia Messe Nanyato
Address
68 Moriai Ishikiridokoro Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Tohoku Shinkansen ninohe station utilization promotion event Executive Committee
Phone Number
0195-23-7210

July

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Tendaiji Hydrangea Festival

People are greeted by hydrangeas planted by Jakucho Setouchi honorary priest himself. During the same period haiku meetings and photo contests will also take place.

Place
Tendaiji, Tekiseisha
Address
33-1 Kubo Goyama Joboji Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Tendaiji Hydrangea Festival Executive Committee
Phone Number
0195-38-2416

the middle of July

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Hotaria parvula Firefly Watching

Mt. Oritsumedake with the altitude of 852.2m is one of the largest colony of the Hotaria parvula in the northeast. Small illuminations of nature is a must see sight. During this period our guide will guide you through the promenade.

Place
Oritsumedake summit
Address
Azaotume Fukuoka Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Oritsumedake Promotion Council
Phone Number
0195-23-7210

from the middle of July to the beginning of August

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Blueberry picking Gardens Opening

The opening of Kindaichi Hot Spring Village’s blueberry picking garden. Enjoy the fully ripe sweet fruit.

Place
Kindaichi Onsen Blueberry Farm
Address
Azaosagawa Kindaichi Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Gon Shichien
Phone Number
0195-27-2705

the end of July

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Kindaichi Onsen Festival

Summer festival that takes place in the home of Zashikiwarashi Kindaichi Hot Spring Village. After the ayu grabbing competition and Bon Dance contest, a small fireworks display will light up the night sky.

Place
Kindaichi Onsen Center carpark
Address
41 Azayuda Kindaichi Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Kindaichi Onsen Festival Executive Committee
Phone Number
0195-27-2540

August 16th

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Fukuda Doll Festival

A festival to drive away bad diseases. You throw a pair of male female straw dolls off Sawaguchi Bridge, after dragging then around on a car.

Place
Takashimizu Inari Shrine
Address
Inarimae Fukuda Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Ninohe tourism organization
Phone Number
0195-23-3641

September 2nd to 4th

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Ninohe Festival

A big festival involving the three shrines of Konto Inari Shrine, Atago Shrine and Akiba Shrine. Nine floats led by a portable shrine will parade the city. A dance will be held on the middle day.

Place
Fukuoka District
Address
The center of Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Ninohe Festival Executive Committee
Phone Number
0195-23-7210

the middle of September

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Regularly held festival of Takeuchi Shrine

A regularly held festival of Takeuchi Shrine. Floats and drum performances can be enjoyed.

Place
Horino District
Address
Horino Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Takeuchi Shrine
Phone Number
0195-23-3434

September 17th to 18th

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Kobunoki Shrine Konseisama Festival

A parade of people in costumes, portable shrine and floats decorated with penises which are the object of worship. Bon Dance contest at night.

Place
Ishikiridokoro District
Address
Azakobunoki Ishikiridokoro Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Ninohe tourism organization
Phone Number
0195-23-3641

September

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Regularly held festival of Shinmeisha and Johoji festival

During the day there will be floats, Chigogyoretsu (children's parade), Nanatumono (traditional dance) and Sisiodori (traditional dance). At night there will be Sumo wrestling.

Place
Joboji District
Address
Joboji Joboji Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Johoji Festival Executive Committee
Phone Number
0195-38-2211

the end of September

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Kunohe Castle Battlefield Festival 2016

An event to commemorate the battle at Kunohe Castle the last battle field before Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s unification. Outdoor tea ceremony and martial arts demonstration, an event that will make you reminiscent of the old times.

Place
Kunohe Castle Ninomaru
Address
Azashironouchi Fukuoka Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Ninohe tourism organization
Phone Number
0195-23-3641

the middle of October

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Tricolor Festival in Nanyato

The best of the best tastes and skills from nineteen municipalities in Aomori, Akita and Iwate all gather in one place!! In addition to the "Nanyatoyara Festival" on the special stage, Best of Japan Boasting Festival will takes place. Also hometown products exhibition will be carried out at the venue.

Place
Cassiopeia Messe Nanyato
Address
68 Moriai Ishikiridokoro Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Tohoku Shinkansen ninohe station utilization promotion event Executive Committee
Phone Number
0195-23-7210

October

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The Taste of Autumn Festival

“Direct Market Spaces” and “Stall Spaces” as far as the eye can see. There will also be various stage events. An event to fully enjoy the autumn harvest.

Place
Johoji in front of general branch office
Address
37-4 Shitamaeta Joboji Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
The Taste of Autumn Festival Executive Committee
Phone Number
0195-38-2211

the beginning of November

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Kindaichi Onsen tourist apple orchards harvest festival

Apple harvest festival carried out by the producer of high-quality apples, Kindaichi hot spring village. In addition to apple picking there will be apple blind tasting and apple peeling tournament.

Place
Kindaichi Onsen Center carpark
Address
41 Azayuda Kindaichi Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Kindaichi Onsen tourist apple orchards harvest festival Executive Committee
Phone Number
0195-27-2540

the beginning of January

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Hadakamairi (Naked Festival of Konto Inari Shrine)

Traditional winter event of wishing a rich harvest and domestic safety by parading wile ringing a bell and performing Mizugori (cold water ablutions) in the shrine.

Place
From Nagamine district to Tonkou Inari Shrine
Address
29 Itukawachi Fukuoka Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Konto Inari Shrine
Phone Number
0195-23-2042

the middle of Feburary

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Lunar New Year of Tarusawa

Making rice cakes and decorations and other Lunar New Year activities. In addition to sales of rice cakes on sticks and dengaku, direct marketing of local products are available.

Place
Tarusawa district life improvement center
Address
38 Azakitsunemori Tarusawa Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Gibate Tarusawa 70
Phone Number
0195-28-2592

the middle of Feburary

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Ninohe Folk Entertainment Festival

A festival of traditional local folk entertainment. When Kagura and other rea and unique acts come to gather.

Place
Ninohe Citizen Cultural Center
Address
1-1 Oinoana Ishikiridokoro Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Ninohe City Board of Education Cultural Properties Division
Phone Number
0195-23-8020

February

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Saitogi (Fire festival of Nitadori Hachiman Shrine)

It is a traditional festival in which where the crop of the year is divined. It has been designated as a national selection intangible folk cultural heritage, it will be held on January 6 of the lunar calendar.

Place
Nitadori Hachiman Shrine
Address
Azaasaishi Nitatori Ninohe Iwate Prefecture
Apply to
Ninohe tourism organization
Phone Number
0195-23-3641

Feburary

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Inaniwa Snow Festival

Many snow related excitement can be had, such as; Hard snow trekking, a 2km sledding course, mini touring on a banana boat and more.

Place
Inaniwadake district, near the Tendai-no-yu
Address
Nokurosawa Joboji Ninohe
Apply to
Joboji tourism organization
Phone Number
0195-38-2211

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