Kaisanki Nodate

An open-air tea ceremony is held at the Oka-dera Temple on the anniversary of the temple foundation in October. The first 1,000 visitors are served matcha tea for free.

 

Furusato Summer Festival

Fantastic fireworks are set off in the Historical Park. Foods from stands in the night market are all delicious! This summer festival is held on August 15.

 

Autumn events

Kugatachi

This ritual event is held on the first Sunday of April to commemorate the ancient trials where suspects were judged by putting their hands into boiling water. It was believed that innocent people would not burn, and liars would be scalded.

Ishibutai tumulus cherry blossoms light up

The gorgeous cherry blossoms that bloom around the Ishibutai Tumulus are a must see. The blossoms are illuminated at night and create a fantastic mood.

 

 

 

All-you-can-eat strawberry picking

strawberry-picking

Onda Matsuri Festival

This festival is held in the Asukaniimasu-jinja Shrine on the first Sunday of February. The day of the festival starts with an event that drives away evil spirits. This rare festival is famous for the play
where masked actors pretend to be a married couple having sex and praying for the prosperity of descendants.