Events spring

Hatsuuma Festival

Hatsuuma Festival

●Three days event held around the 3rd Saturday, March
(From 18th to 20th March, 2016)
●Izushi-Cho, Uchi-machi, Around Inari Shrine

It is a festival for Inari (a god of harvest) of Arikoyama Mountain.
The festival celebrates arrival of a new spring in Tajima area, after a heavy snow in winter, wishing for a good business season and
a good harvest to come.
Over three hundred street stalls are open, with about fifty thousand visitors coming to this festival every year.

Cherry blossom festival

Cherry blossom festival

●Throughout month of April
(From 26th March to 30th April, 2016)
●Izushi-Cho, Uchi-machi, ruins of Izushi castle etc.

You can see pretty cherry blossoms and enjoy some entertainments like a Soba (buckwheat noodles) eating party and other events.

Izushi soba eating party

Izushi soba eating party

●Middle of April
(17th April, 2016)
●Izushi-Cho, Uchi-machi, ruins of Izushi castle etc.

Plate soba (buckwheat noodles on small plates) is the noted product made in Izushi.
A lot of people, Men, women, children and elderlies compete how many plate-soba they can eat.
Some people eat over eighty plates!
Let’s join the festival. We will be announcing how to enter this event by Izushi-cho News.

Phots of the 43th party

Nobori mawashi ( Flag turn)

Nobori mawashi ( Flag turn)

●5th May
●izushi-Cho, Uchi-machi,

A long time ago, this area was sunk in muddy water, but succeed in the land reclamations.
A parade was performed to celebrate for this good job done.
The festival follows old parade style with
boys dressed in traditional costumes, turning painted Nobori (Flags) around to music played by bamboo flutes.

Phots of Nobori Mawashi 2014

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Izushi Tourist Association (NPO)
104-7 Uchimachi Izushi-cho, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo, 668-0214, Japan
TEL: +81-796-52-4806, FAX: +81-796-52-4815