MAJOR EVENT

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This page introduces major events of Hiroshima City from Jan. to Dec. 2017.

JAN.
FEB.
yster Festivals (Kaki Matsuri)
oyster Festivals (Kaki Matsuri)
Outline
The harvest season for oysters, Hiroshima's signature delicacy, is celebrated with fun events held at various locations across the prefecture.
Date
Feb.-Mar.
Place
Various locations across Hiroshima Prefecture
MAR.
APR.
Hana no Mawari-Michi(Cherry Blossom Viewing in Hiroshima)
Hana no Mawari-Michi
(Cherry Blossom Viewing in Hiroshima)
Outline
For a week in April, the Hiroshima Branch of the Japan Mint opens its grounds to the public, offering visitors a chance to stroll through and admire its grove of blooming cherry trees, among which are unique varieties rarely seen elsewhere.
Date
Mid-late Apr.
Place
Various locations across Hiroshima Prefecture
MAY.
Hiroshima Flower Festival
Hiroshima Flower Festival
Outline
This is the major event during Golden Week alive with flower, green and music.
Date
Wed. May 03-Fri. May 05
Place
Peace Boulevard (Heiwa Odori), Peace MemorialPark
JUN.
Yukata Festival(Yukata de Kinsai)
Yukata Festival(Yukata de Kinsai)
Outline
This is the participatory summer festival. The key word is "Walk in yukata, dance in yukata, play in yukata".
Date
Fri. Jun. 02-Sun. Jun. 04
Place
Central Hiroshima City including Chuo-dori Ave.
Toukasan Festival
Toukasan Festival
Outline
It's proud of more than 380 years history. People in Hiroshima are supposed to begin wearing their yukata from this day on. This festival is famous for marking the coming of summer. Streets lined with numerous stalls will be crowded with people wearing yukata.
Date
Fri. Jun. 02-Sun. Jun. 04
Place
Central Hiroshima City including Chuo-dori Ave.
Firefly festival in Yuki Hot Spring
Firefly festival in Yuki Hot Spring
Outline
In Yuki Hot Spring neighborhood and in some parts of the town, firefly such as Luciola Cruciata, Luciola Lateralis, and rare species Hot aria Parvula can be seen from the middle of the June to the middle of the July. Please enjoy mystery of nature and fantastic firefly show.
Date
To be announced
Place
Yuki Hot Spring hotel district, Nishi Kominkan
(Yuki-cho, Saeki Ward)
JUL.
Hiroshima Bay Night Cruises
Hiroshima Bay Night Cruises
Outline
A wide variety of cruise plans are available, ranging from the luxurious "Galaxy," whose dining options include a sumptuous multi-course dinner and a barbecue meal, to highly affordable short cruises.
Date
Jul. - Aug.
Place
Departures from Hiroshima Port
Fireworks Display at Hiroshima Port(Hiroshima Minato Yume Hanabi Taikai)
Fireworks Display at Hiroshima Port
(Hiroshima Minato Yume Hanabi Taikai)
Outline
About 10,000 fireworks such as bottle rockets and water fireworks will color night sky beautifully.
Date
Sat. Jul. 22
Place
Hiroshima Port 10,000 ton class berth
AUG.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
Outline
It is held in the Peace Memorial Park, to comfort the souls of the many victims of the A-bomb and to pray for lasting world peace.
Date
Sun. Aug. 06
Place
Peace Memorial Park
Lantern Floating Ceremony(Tourou Nagashi)
Lantern Floating Ceremony
(Tourou Nagashi)
Outline
Some 10,000 colorful lanterns bearing prayerful words for peace will be floated in the rivers in Hiroshima city including Motoyasugawa-river.
Date
Sat. Aug. 06
Place
Motoyasu-gawa River etc.
SEP.
OCT.
Hiroshima Castle Chrysanthemum Exhibition
Hiroshima Castle Chrysanthemum Exhibition
Outline
Some 2,000 pots of chrysanthemum flowers of different blossom types are on display, including those planted in a special flowerbed 10 meters in diameter. The chrysanthemum flowers will also be sold in this Exhibition.
Date
SLate Oct. - The middle of Nov
Place
Hiroshima Castle Second Compound,Third Compound
Hiroshima Food Festival
Outline
Local dishes from across the prefecture will be available in one place during this two-day celebration of Hiroshima's culinary treasures. The event will provide live stage entertainment in addition to featuring an amazing number of food stands offering the tastes of Hiroshima.
Date
Late Oct.
Place
Hiroshima Castle and its surroundings
NOV.
Hiroshima Dreaminationn
Hiroshima Dreaminationn
Outline
The downtown area in Hiroshima city will be decorated with various colored lights. Hiroshima Dreamination will light up the winter nights of Hiroshima with warm illumination.
Date
The middle of Nov. - The beginning of Jan.
Place
Central Hiroshima City
Ebisuko Festival
Ebisuko Festival
Outline
People including merchant families pray for prosperity in their business and worship Ebisu (god of merchant).The sales campaign will also be held.
Date
Sat. Nov. 18-Mon. Nov. 20
Place
Ebisu Shrine and neighboring shopping street (Hondori Shopping Street, and Ebisu-cho Shopping Street)
DEC.
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