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

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...

Nanokado Hadaka Mairi Festival
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Nanokado Hadaka Mairi Festival

Every year on January 7, the Naked Man Festival (Nanokado Hadaka Mairi) is held at Enzoji Temple, Yanaizu Town. During this traditional event - which draws many tourists every year - local men clad in loincloths make the challenging climb to the top of Enzoji Temple, in the hopes of ensuring happ...

Mishima no Sainokami Festival
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Mishima no Sainokami Festival

Mishima no Sainokami, which takes place annually on January 15, is held in order to bring prosperity to local people, and to give locals the opportunity to pray for a good harvest and the safety of their family. This festival has been designated as a nationally-recognised Important Cultural Prope...

Shirakawa Daruma Market
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Shirakawa Daruma Market

Shirakawa Daruma Market is held annually on February 11. On this date, the streets become lined for 1.5 km with stalls selling Daruma of all shapes and sizes. This lively, exciting market celebrates the culture and history of Shirakawa Daruma – a traditional doll which is characterised by h...

Fukushima by season

  • Spring

  • Summer

  • Autumn

  • Winter