Lake Numazawa Festival

Lake Numazawa Festival

Lake Numazawa Festival is held on the first Saturday and Sunday of August every year at Lake Numazawa in Kaneyama Town. It is said that over 800 years ago, a man killed a giant snake (dragon) that lived at the bottom of Lake Numazawa in order to protect Kaneyama Town. Over the course of the 2 days, local people will act out this folktale at the lakeside. Come and visit to enjoy some local shows, watch firework displays on the Saturday night, and catch some fish!

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www.kaneyama-kankou.ne.jp/en/event/event.html
Contact

Kaneyama Town Tourism and Local Products Association

(+81) 241-42-7211

Best Season
  • Summer
Related infoSaturday event times tend to be 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, with the Sunday event running from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Please check the official event page for up-to-date information)
Access Details
AccessLake Numazawa, Kaneyama Town, Onuma-gun, Fukushima Pref.
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Getting there

By Car: 60 min drive from central Aizu-Wakamatsu City (via the Ban-etsu Expressway)

By Train: 10 min by taxi from Hayato Station on the JR Tadami Line

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