EVENTS & FESTIVALS
UPCOMING & PAST EVENTS
Kannabe Cabbage Festivalsummer festival food_drink community kannabe
Celebrate the cabbage harvest with cabbage-themed games, and a stick around to watch the cabbage-eating contest.
Takeno Fireworks Showsummer festival community takeno
A summertime fireworks display on one of Japan's best beaches.
July 28~August 25
Kinosaki Onsen Lantern Festival and Summer Fireworkssummer festival community cultural kinosaki
Nightly fireworks and a lantern festival on the Otani River.
Autumn Foliage at Ankokuji Templeautumn nature tanto
One of Japan's most photogenic fall foliage spots.
Takeno Umi Machi Marketspring summer autumn market food_drink community takeno
Seaside market just north of Kinosaki Onsen.
Toyooka Theater Festival 2023autumn festival community concert art kinosaki takeno toyooka izushi kannabe tanto
One of Asia's largest theater festivals.
May 30 - June 4
Toyooka Music Festival 2023spring summer concert kinosaki takeno toyooka izushi kannabe tanto
For one week, Toyooka turns into a "music town" with a variety of concerts and musical performances located in various around Kinosaki, Toyooka, Kannabe, and more.
Until June 27
Kabuki Costume Exhibition at Toyooka City History Museumspring summer cultural kannabe
Take a close-up look at some of Japan's finest Kabuki costumes.
Izushi Shrine Nobori Mawashispring festival community cultural izushi
On May 5 each year, local boys dress in traditional Shinto religous garb and wave streamers with various designs in commemoration of a local legend. Offerings are also made by individuals dressed in Noh theater attire.
Kitamae Festivalspring festival community concert takeno
The annual Kitamae Festival will be held for another year near Takeno Beach! As a fishing and port village with a long history as a stop on the Kita Mae ship routes, Takeno celebrates this heritage every year in May with a parade, food stalls, and concerts.
2023 Onsen Festivalspring festival food_drink cultural kinosaki
Kinosaki’s annual Onsen Festival commemorates the work of Dochi Shonin, a Buddhist monk who founded Kinosaki Onsen over 1,300 years ago, the Onsen Festival is one of Kinosaki’s most important yearly events .
April 10~April 20
2023 Tanto Tulip Festivalspring nature tanto
Thousands of tulips of various colors are planted in the farming village of Tanto, creating an image and rows of colors.
Apr 16 Izushi Soba-Eating Competitionspring food_drink izushi
The 48th annual soba-eating competition in Izushi will be held on April 16!
Come for the contest and stay for the laughs as teams face off to eat their way to victory!
Mar 17-19 First Day of the Horse Festival in Izushispring festival food_drink cultural izushi
The 400-year-old custom of welcoming the arrival of spring in Izushi Castle Town, the First Day of the Horse Festival, will be held on March 17-19! Join locals in praying for a prosperous year in agriculture, business, and happiness while snacking your way through 80 local food stalls.
Apr 15 Toyooka Sweets Festivalspring festival market food_drink cultural toyooka
It is said that the Japanese god of sweets is enshrined at Nakashima Shrine located in Toyooka City, and visitors are welcome to join locals in celebrating this history with a sugar-filled social!
Mar. Toyooka Art Season Schedulespring concert art cultural kinosaki
Toyooka Art Season Autumn/Winter Edition is here! Until March various dance, music, theater, and art events will be held throughout Toyooka City.
Caban Street Stamp Rally and Free Gifts
Dec 24 Crab Santa Event
Crab Kingdom Shouting Tournament
Nov 7~11 Crab Kingdom Festival
Nov 19 Tsuiyama Crab Festival
Nov 3 Izushi Castle Festival
Oct 23 Hyogo E-Sports Festival in Kinosaki Onsen
Oct 16 Izushi Fall Danjiri Festival