Spring Festivals in Shimane 2015

HOME >  Destinations >  Spring Festivals in Shimane 2015

 Matsue Castle Spring Festival

Matsue Castle cherry blossoms

 Matsue Castle Spring Festival 2015
Venue : Matsue Castle [map]
Date : March 29th~April 15th
The Matsue Castle Grounds are famous as a cherry blossom viewing spot and have been, selected as one of the Top 100 cherry blossom spots in Japan. Cherry trees usually begin to blossom from the beginning of April, and typically last for only one week.Every year during this period, visitors are welcomed by about 220 cherry trees in full bloom. At night, guests can also enjoy the view of the trees being illuminated until 9pm.
In the castle keep, visitors can try Japanese style tea and Sakura-mochi, a spring version of the Japanese confectionary, which uses cherry blossoms as an ingredient, while viewing the blooming flowers.
Matsue CastleCherry BlossomsCastle Grounds

 

 

 

 Matsue Samurai Procession

Samurai Procession
 Matsue Samurai Procession 
Venue : central area of Matsue, Matsue Castle [map]
Date : April 4th 2015 (12:30~)
 Matsue Musha Gyoretsu shows how the founder of establishing Matsue made a triumphal entry into Matsue Castle. Over 200 people dressed as samurais or princesses march through the castle town of Matsue in blooming cherry blossums.

 

Cherry blossom Festival in Un-nan City

cherry blossoms unnan

Cherry blossom Festival in Un-nan City
  Date : March 21st ~April 21st 2015
Main Venue : Hi River bank in Kisuki -cho [map]
Access : 10 min-walk from JR Kisuki Sta.
Search route and timetable of on JR WEST(*Please fill in ”kisuki” as your destination station.)
The main venue of the festival is known as one of the Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom spots. Rows of about 800 cherry trees in full bloom are just breathtaking. During the term, the town is colored with 50,000 of cherry blossom’s tender pink and they are beautifully lit up at night. 

Cherry blossom festival in KisukiDate of the main event : April 4 and 5th 2015
Several events take place around the site, and visitors can enjoy local specialties.
4th (Sat.) – Performance of traditional arts (10:00~)
Venue : Sprcial stage at the JR Kisuki Station [map]
– Display of fireworks (20:00~20:30)
Venue : Hi River bank
5th (Sun.) – Performance of traditional arts (10:00~)
Venue : Special stage at the JR Kisuki Station
–   Japanese style tea ceremony (10:00~16:00)

 

Tulip Festival in Hakuta-cho

Tulips in Hakuta
Tulip Festival in Hakuta-cho
Date : 19th April 2015 (10:00 ~ 16:00)
Venue : Around Yasugi City Hakuta-cho government’s office [map]
Access : 25 min by local bus by JR Yasugi Sta to ‘Hakuta-Chosho’ bus stop.
Search route and timetable of on JR WEST(*Please fill in ”yasugi” as your destination station.)

About six-hundred thousand colorful tulips bloom in mid-April.  Tulips can be purchased, and stage events, flea market also take place.

 

 

Washibara Hachimangu-shrine Spring Festival

Washibara, Yabusame
On the second Sunday of April each year, a traditional ceremony involving horseback archery is conducted in the shrine’s grounds. It is one of the Tsuwano’s premier events…read more>>
Date : April 12th 2015
Venue : Washibara-Hachimangu Shrine [map]
Access : 10 minutes by bus from JR Tsuwano Station.

 

Peony Festival on Daikonjima Island 2015

Peonies yuushien
Peony Festival on Daikonjima Island 2015
Venue : Matsue City Yatsuka Office on Daikonjima Island [map]
April 28th, 29th : Competitive exivition of peonies (9:00~16:00)
April 25th ~May 6th : Special exhibition of peonies (9:00~16:00)
May 3rd : Ramen Festival
Access : Five round bus service available from JR Sakaiminato Station / Twelve round service available each day from JR Matsue Station to ‘Yatsuka-cho-chuoh’ bus stop.
Search route and timetable of on JR WEST (*Please fill in ”sakaiminato”or”matsue” as your destination station.)