Watch the colorful carp swim high in the sky
Koinobori or carp streamers are ubiquitous in the Japanese landscape. Koinobori are traditionally flown to celebrate Children’s Day on May 5th and back in the day, when Children’s Day was formerly known as Boys’ day, carp streamers were flown above households in hopes that the boys grow up to become strong warriors. Currently during the months April and May they are also flown over parks and rivers creating quite a spectacle for onlookers, and are quite a sight to see if you are in Japan during this season.
The Yakumo Yu-yu Koinobori is an event held in the Yakumo countryside south of central Matsue. Flown high above Hiyoshi park and the gently flowing Iugawa river, it’s a nice place to enjoy a picnic out in the sun with the carps fluttering overhead in the wind.
|Address||Hiyoshi, Yakumo-cho, Matsue-shi, Shimane 〒690-2101|
|Operating Hours||Ｍay 16th (sun) ~ June 5th (sat) 2021|
|Access||15 min by car from Matsue Station
20 min by bus from Matsue Station to Hiyoshi (Yakumo town, Matsue city), then 2 min walk from bus stop