Upcoming events and festivals information
Here we guide for the events, festivals, seasonal flowers and more for
this month and next month. If you have a plan to visit the area, don't
September 12 (Wed.)
For belivers of Nichiren-Sect, one of major Buddhist sects in Japan, September 12 is a special memorial day. It is said that a miracle that the founder Nichiren had survived just before execution is said to have occurred.
This Buddhist celemony and festival "Tatsunokuchi Honan-e" that
celebrate the miracle is held in the place where it occurred.
The main celemony and festival will be held from 18:00(6:00pm) of September
12. The ceremony is held at the main hall. Then, "Botamochi" rice cake will be spread for the worshipers. Dance and music exhibition by believers will start around 19:00.
September 18 (Tue.)
Menkake Gyoretsu parade [面掛行列]
In a quiet shrine at the foot of the mountain in the outskirts of Hase town, there are ten masks of strange expressions that are transmitted from old days.
Once a year only at this festival, people wearing these masks parade the streets. The parade departs from the shrine around 14:40 and marchs around the road.
Why do not you join this parade, which is known as one of the strangest
festivals in Kamakura city?
October 20 (Sat.)
A fireworks display [ふじさわ江の島花火大会] event will be held on October 20(Sat)
at Katase Nishihama Beach.
3,000 fireworks will be set off from 18:00 (6:00 PM) in the sea just opposite
of Enoshima Aquarium.
In recent years, this event is really crowded, so traffic regulations are
carried out in the following listed places (from 16:00 to 21:00,
We recommend that you come to the seaside around 16:00.
- Enoshima Station (Enoden Line)
- Katase Enoshima Station (Odakyu Line)
- Enoshima Bentenbashi Bridge
- Katase Nishihama Beach [main viewing spot]
- Koshigoe Station (Enoden Line)
- Fujisawa Station (Odakyu Line and Enoden Line)
October 22 (Mon.) - Nobember 04 (Sun.)
More than 6,500 candles lit-up the autumn night of the botanical garden on the top of Enoshima Island.
Compared to other illumination events held on the island, it is still not known so much so you can watch it in a calm atmosphere.