Jan 20th
Mar 31st

Hina Festival of Inatori Onsen

A beautiful display in Shizuoka's Izu Peninsula

Venue: Culture Park Hina no Yakata When: Jan 20th - Mar 31st 2023

From mid-January to the end of March, the tiny seaside town of Inatori comes to life to host its annual 'Hina-no-tsurushikazari Matsuri'. This festival focuses on a combination of hina dolls and handmade hanging ornaments.

Hina dolls are very expensive, so for families who could not afford them, mothers and grandmothers made lovely hanging ornaments in the shapes of items thought to bring good luck.

Inatori has carried on this tradition for over 100 years and tourists are now welcome to view many of their lovely creations.

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Sandra Isaka Author 6 years ago
Also nearby, from mid-February to mid-March, is the Kawazu-zakura Matsuri - a festival celebrating the Kanto area's earliest blooming cherry blossoms.
Justin Velgus 6 years ago
What a grand display! Knowing there is an onsen there as well gives us at least two reasons to go!

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