Home to the majestic Mount Fuji and located just one hour by bullet train from Tokyo, the Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka is set to welcome an array of exciting events this year – from Hina doll displays and firefly viewing to spectacular flower festivals and awe-inspiring firework displays. Here, the team at Tourism Shizuoka Japan summarises some of the must-visit events in the region for each season…
Winter – early blossoms, Daruma doll market and Hina doll displays
Shizuoka is home to some of the earliest blooming cherry blossoms in Japan, and the Itokawa Promenade Sakura Festival (early January to early February) and the Kawazu Cherry Blossoms Festival (February) offer a fantastic chance to see them. Visitors can expect vast displays of the famous flowers, with deeper pink petals flooding the streets, alongside stalls selling local speciality, Japanese street foods and crafts.
The Fuji Bishamonten Festival is held
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