What's on in Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture makes for a great visit any time of year. Expect an exciting line-up of seasonal events and festivals throughout the year and local flavors that adapt with the seasonal harvests. Each season carries a special allure bound to keep bringing visitors back, from mesmerizing rural landscapes to festivals unique to each season.

Upcoming events

Iizaka Kenka Matsuri (Iizaka Fighting Festival)
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Iizaka Kenka Matsuri (Iizaka Fighting Festival)

This is one of the three major fighting festivals in Japan and has a tradition three hundred years in the making. This festival is so vibrant that throughout the town you can hear the beat of Japanese drums like an earthquake as huge floats crash together in battle. Hachiman Shrine becomes the ma...

Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival
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Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival

Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival will be held on every year on the first Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of October. The highlight of the festival is the procession of festival floats which happens during the first evening. 7 large festival floats adorned with lanterns and filled with local people pla...

Taimatsu Akashi
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Taimatsu Akashi

With a history stretching back over 400 years, the Taimatsu Akashi is one of the three major fire festivals in Japan. As the night grows darker and the bonfires flare brightly here and there around the venue, groups of local junior high and senior high school students march through the town carry...

Kohata Hata Matsuri (Kohata Flag Festival)
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Kohata Hata Matsuri (Kohata Flag Festival)

The annual Kohata Hata Matsuri (Kohata Flag Festival) is 1 of the 3 main festivals in Japan centered on a dramatic procession of large flags, and has been held for over 960 years. The five hues of the brightly-colored flags rising up towards the sky makes for some fantastic views. Kohata Flag Fes...

Fukushima by season

  • Spring

  • Summer

  • Autumn

  • Winter