Summer is the season when the whole city gets excited and energetic.
Hydrangea Viewing Festival (Ishikoshi)
About 30,000 hydrangeas of 70 varieties are in full bloom at Chacha World in Ishikoshi.
From July 1 to July 20
Yosakoi & Neputa in Toyosato (summer festival)
Yosakoi is a very energetic and active form of dancing and Neputa is a parade of combining dancing and floats.
People of all ages come to Toyosato to join the performances.
The area is crowded and people get excited to see and join the festival.
There will be a parade including taiko (Japanese drum) performance, and about 20 floats.
Naganuma, Izunuma, Uchinuma Lotus Flower Festival (Hasama)
This festival is held from the beginning to the end of August,
when the surface of the pond is covered with beautiful lotus flowers.
A sightseeing-boat is operated during the festival.
Seeing the pink lotus flowers from the boat in the center of the pond is a unique experience.
Mokkori Gyu Festival (Minamikata)
This is the last event of the summer. You can stuff yourself with high-quality beef at the festival's outdoor BBQ party.
The demonstration of whole roasted cow is the most popular event.
Cows are carefully raised by farmers in Minamikata, and they are fed organic rice and fresh grass.
The festival is held on August 14
Guide to summer festivals and events
From July 1 to July 20 / Hydrangea Viewing Festival (Ishikoshi)
July 26, 27 / Sanuma Summer Festival (Hasama)
July 25 / Kappa Ichi (night shop fair)
*Kappa is a mythical creature that lives under the water.
From the beginning to the end of August / Naganuma Lotus Flower Festival
From August 1 to August 31 / Izunuma, Uchinuma Lotus Flower Festival
August 2 (the first Saturday of August every year) / Toyoma Meiji Mura Summer Festival (Toyoma)
August 13 (every year) / Naganuma Fireworks Festival (Hasama)
August 14 (every year) / Bon dance festival (Toyoma)
August 14 (every year) / 2008 Mokkori Gyu Festival (Minamikata)
August 14 (every year) / Yosakoi & Neputa in Toyosato (Toyosato)
August 15, 16 / Grand Festival at Mirokuji Temple (Nakada)
August 16 (every year) / Fireworks Festival in Maiya (Towa)
The end of August / Kazeoi Matsuri Festival (Yoneyama)
Spectators come to downtown area to see the float parade and traditional dances.
Please note that these festivals and events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or emergencies.
For more information, please contact the tourist information department at Tome City Hall.