January

New Year's Day

Tsuruga-jo Castle New Year's Day Visit

Start the new year like a feudal lord!


【open time】Dec. 31st 11:30 - 2:30/Jan. 1st 8:30 - 17:00


【Address】Tsuruga-jo Castle Tower,1-1 Oute-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-27-4005


【Access】By bus: 5 minutes from the Haikara-san/ Akabe "Tsuruga-jo Kitaguchi" bus stop


By car: 15 minutes from the Aizuwakamatsu IC exit 

Every January 1

Higashiyama Haguroyama Gancho Mairi

Aizu's characteristics of snow, the Kami Gods come close to the 1225 step path and climb.


【Address】Yumoto, Higashiyama-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-27-2306


【Access】Bus: Aizuwakamatsu Tourism Bus (Haira-san/ Akabe), to Higashiyama Onsen Station, then a 20 minute walk.

Car:About 20 minutes from the Ban-etsu Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu IC, then a 20 minute walk

Every January

Aizu's Toshi-no-kami (Higashiyama Onsen/Ashinomaki Onsen)

Aizu's Koshogatsu (Lunar New Year). At their traditional festval, you can breathe in the flames from the smoke to wish for a healthy new year.


【Address】Ishiyama, Higashiyama-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture/1122 Ashinomaki, Oto-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-23-4141(Higashiyama Onsen)/0242-92-2336(Ashinomaki Onsen)


【Access】


<Higashiyama Onsen>


Bus: Aizuwakamatsu Tourism Bus (Haikara-san/ Akabe, to the In'nai bus stop


<Ashinomaki Onsen>


Car: About 35 minutes from the Ban-etsu Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu IC

Train: About 20 minute walk from the Aizu Railway Ashinomaki Onsen Station

Bus: Ashinomaki Onsen Bus Stop

Every January 3

Medicinal Herb Garden First pot

Please join us watching the snow and njoy the New Year!


【open time】10:00~15:00


【Address】8-1 Hanaharu-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【Access】Bus: Aizuwakamatsu Tourism Bus (Haira-san) to the Oyakuen bus stop, (Akabe) Oyakuen Entrence, then a 3 minute walk.

Car: About 20 minutes away from the Ban-etsu Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu IC

January 10

Toka Ichi (winter fair)

The biggest New Year market in Aizu, with a history of over 400 years.


【open time】9:00~21:00


【Address】Fukushima Prefecture Aizuwakamatsu-shi Sakaecho Other


【TEL】0242-37-2789


【Access】On foot: 15 minutes from JR Aizuwakamatsu station 

February

Early February - March 3

Tour around Aizu's Hina Tourist Sights

Held in six districts of Aizu, there is the Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival) that you can enjoy. 


【TEL】0242-24-0666

February 10 - 11

Aizu Candle Festival - Yukihotaru

Fantastic Sights in a Wintery Aizu


【Address】Tsurugajo Castle ,1-1 Ote-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture other


【TEL】0242-23-4141


【Access】


<Tsuruga Castle>

Bus: 5 minute walk from the Aizuwakamatsu Tourism Bus (Haikara-san/ Akabe) Tsuruga Iriguchi bus stop

Car: About 15 minutes away from the Ban-etsu Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu IC


<Medicinal Herb Garden>

Bus: 3 minute walk from the Aizuwakamatsu Tourism Bus (Haikara-san) Oyakuen bus stop, or (Akabe) Oyakuen Iriguchi bus stop

Car: About 20 minutes from the Ban-etsu Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu IC

March

Period: March 20

Saisho Three Lion Dance

Town designated Intangible Folk Cultural Property


【Address】Tsurugajo Castle ,1-1 Ote-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture other


【Access】


<Tsuruga Castle>

Bus: 5 minute walk from Aizuwakamatsu Tourism Bus (Haikara-san/ Akabe) Tsuruga Iriguchi bus stop

Car: About 15 minutes from the Ban-etsu Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu IC


<Amida-ji Temple>

Bus: At the Aizuwakamatsu Tourism Bus (Haikara-san/ Akabe) Amida-ji Higashi bus stop

Walk: Close to the JR Nanukamachi Station

April

Early April ‐ late November

Townscape light up

During this time, historical buildings such as Tsuruga castle and sake brewery in Aizuwakamatsu will be lit up. Please enjoy an evening around the castle town.


【TEL】0242-39-1251

April - June , July-September , October - December , January - March

Aizu Shoku no Jinn

At Aizu Shoku no Jinn in Aizuwakamatsu, you can enjoy tasting seasonal Aizu food on the menu at restaurants, using the accommodation facilities and direct sales outlets.


【TEL】0242-39-1253

Early April to early May

Tsuruga-jo Sakura Matsuri

We celebrate spring events at Tsuruga castle!


【Address】1-1 Ote-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-23-4141


【Access】


Bus: 5 minute walk from the Aizuwakamatsu Tourism Bus (Haikara-san/ Akabe) Tsuruga Iriguchi bus stop

Car: About 15 minutes from the Ban-etsu Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu IC


 

Mid-April,Mid September

Memorial Service for the Byakkotai

This service is held in front of the graves of the teenage members of the Byakkotai Troop. Students of Aizu High School dance the Byakkotai Sword Dance.


【Address】Bentenshita, Yahata, Ikki-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-39-1251


【Access】Bus: 5 minutes from the Aizuwakamatsu Toursim Bus (Haikara-san/ Akabe) Imoriyama-ka bus stop

Car: About 15 minutes from the Ban-etsu Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu IC

Every April 25

Kondo Isami Grave Festival

On the same day as Shinsengumi and director Isamu Kondo's death, the grave festival is performed.


【open time】11:00~12:00


【Address】208 IshiyamaTennei , Higashiyama-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-26-2288


【Access】Bus: 10 minutes from the Aizuwakamatsu Tourism Bus (Haikara-san/ Akabe) Ishiyama bus stop

July

Every July - September

Ohi-ichi

Ohiichi happens inside places like city's temples, and at matsuri in various parts of Aizuwakamatsu starting on July 1st at Onbasama (Ubason and Chofuku-ji temple), and until September there will even be the Ame-ya Healing Buddhist Statue, lasting up to 40 days.


【TEL】0242-23-4141

August

In early August

Oyukake Matsuri Festival at Higashiyama Onsen

A unique festival where visitors can splash portable shrines with onsen water!


【Address】Yumoto, Higashiyama-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-27-7051


【Access】Near the Haikara-san / Akabe "Higashiyama Onsen Eki" bus stop

Mid August

Higashiyama Bon-odori

Japanese orchestra accompanied by dancing ring, spread out during Aizu's summers


【Address】Yumoto, Higashiyama-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-27-7051


【Access】Taxi: About 20 minutes from the JR Aizuwakamatsu Station

Bus: At the Aizuwakamatsu Tourism Bus (Haikara-san/ Akabe) Higashiyama Onsen Station bus stop.

Mid August

Bon Dance at Ashinomaki Onsen

Sing and dance together to the famous bon song, "Aizu Bandaisan"!


【Address】Ashinomaki, Oto-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-92-2336


【Access】Car: About 35 minutes from the Ban-etsu Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu IC

Train: About a 20 minute walk from the Aizu Railways Ashinomaki Onsen station

Bus: At the Ashinomaki onsen bus stop

Late August

Kawahigashi Everything Crane Festival

At the Minadzuru festival, in Kawahigashi, they pass down the Minadzuruhime story theme for this lively event.


【Address】42-1 Yokobori, Hirota,  Kawahigashi-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-75-3511


【Access】Bus: From the JR Aizuwakamatsu Station, take the Kawahigashi Town Community Bus to the Kawahigashi Shisho bus stop

Walk: About 5 minutes from the JR Hirota Station

September

Late September

Aizu Bandaisan Odori

We have Aizu's Mt Bandai Dance together with Aizu's festivals.


【Address】Fukushima Prefecture Aizuwakamatsu-shi Sakaecho


【TEL】0242-23-4141


【Access】Car: About 15 minutes from the Ban-etsu Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu IC

Walk: About 15 minutes from the JR Aizuwakamatsu Station, About 10 minutes from the JR Nanukamachi Station

Late September

Aizu's Shinsengumi Festival

Aizu is closing the historical stage. The Shinsengumi 3rd Corps Association This event is dedicated to Saito's Grave Festival!


【Address】Fukushima Prefecture Aizuwakamatsu-shi Nanokamachi In the ground


【TEL】0242-33-9919


【Access】Walk: Close walk from the JR Nanukamachi Station

Late September

Aizu Matsuri Aizu Hanko Gyoretsu (Aizu Domain Lord's Procession)

The biggest event of Aizu Matsuri! Joined by 500 people, dressed as feudal lords and warriors!


【Address】(Tsuruga-jo Castle)1-1 Oute-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture other


【TEL】0242-23-4141


【Access】<Tsuruga-jo Castle>

・By Bus: 5 minutes on foot from the Haikara-san/ Akabe "Tsurugajo Iriguchi" bus stop

・By Car: 15 min. from the Ban-etsu Aizu Wakamatsu IC exit

October

In early October

Grand Tea Party in Tsuruga-jo Castle.

The annual biggest tea ceremony in Aizu, held during autumn at Tsuruga-jo Castle


【Access】1-1 Oute-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-27-4005


【Access】5 minutes on foot from the Haikara-san / Akabe "Tsuruga-jo Kitaguchi" bus stop

Mid October - Mid November

Tsuruga castle autumn leaf light up

Please enjoy the fantastic beauty of the lights around Tsuruga castle and autumn leaves!


【Address】1-1 Ōtemachi, Aizuwakamatsu city, Fukushima Prefecture(Tsuruga-jo Castle Park)


【TEL】0242-39-1251


【Access】By Bus: 5 minutes on foot from the Haikara-san/ Akabe "Tsurugajo Iriguchi" bus stop


By Car: 15 min. from the Ban-etsu Aizu Wakamatsu IC exit

Late October

Autumn Performance Gathering - Noh and Song

Please enjoy the world of Aizu's Noh performing arts.(free)


【Address】14-52 Jotomachi, Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima-ken(Aizu Noh Theater)


【TEL】0242-25-2816


【Access】Bus: Aizuwakamatsu Tourist Bus (Haikara-san/ Akabe) to Bunka Center Mae, then a 5 minute walk

November

November 3 (Culture Day)

Medicinal Herb Garden Autumn Leaves Festival

The garden of the feudal lords is open to public to celebrate autumn. Enjoy the season in this historical garden.


【open time】9:00~16:00


【Address】Oyakuen Herb Garden, 8-1 Hanaharu-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture


【TEL】0242-27-2472


【Access】Near the Haikara-san "Oyakuen" or "Oyakuen Iriguchi" bus stops