February 2017 – The Lucky Island Events

Koriyama Sake FestivalName: Koriyama Sake Festa

Area: Koriyama City

Date: February 3rd (Friday)

Address: Koriyama View Hotel, 〒963-8004 福島県郡山市中町10−10 (Fukushima-ken Koriyama-shi Nakamachi 10-10)

Details: Enjoy tasting freshly made sake from Koriyama’s 6 sake distilleries at this sake festival in Koriyama. The event runs from 6:30 PM to 8 PM on Friday, February 3rd, and costs 3500 yen per person at the door. For anyone interested in locally made sake, this is the event for you!

Website: http://www.ko-cci.or.jp/

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Kitakata Soba FestivalName: Soba Festa 2017

Area: Kitakata City

Date: February 4th (Saturday) and 5th (Sunday)

Address: Kitakata Plaza, 〒966-0094 福島県喜多方市押切二丁目1 (Fukushima-ken Kitakata-shi Oshikiri Ni-chome 1)

Details: On February 4th and 5th, visitors to Kitakata will be able to try seven different varieties of soba from all over Japan. The festival goes from 10 AM to 4 PM both days and costs 600 yen per bowl of soba.

Website: http://www.kitakata-kanko.jp/event/detail.php?id=63

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Iwaki Hanging Decorations FestivalName: Iwaki Hanging Decorations Festival

Area: Iwaki

Date: February 4th (Saturday) to February 6th (Monday)

Address: Seiko-kan  〒970-0313 福島県いわき市中之作川岸10 (Fukushima-ken Iwaki-shi Nakanosaku Kawagishi 10)

Details: Every year, the people of this small town in Iwakai get together to hang the colorful paper decorations they have made to bring color and livelihood back to the town. This event has been taking place for more than 100 years and features a tea ceremony on Sunday to celebrate Hina Matsuri (Girls’ Day).

Website: http://kankou-iwaki.or.jp/news/68938

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Name: Mishima SnowMishima Snow Festival Festival

Area: Mishima Town

Date: February 11th (Saturday)

Address: Mishima Playground 〒969-7516 福島県大沼郡三島町大字大登字寺沢976 (Fukushima-ken Onuma-gun Mishima-machi Onobori Azaterasawa 976)

Details: Mishima’s 45th annual Winter Festival will be held on Saturday, February 11th from noon to 7:30 PM. The festival will feature stage performances, snow races, and locally made food, with a fireworks display starting at 6:10 PM.

Website: http://www.mishima-kankou.net/%E7%AC%AC45%E5%9B%9E%E9%9B%AA%E3%81%A8%E7%81%AB%E3%81%AE%E3%81%BE%E3%81%A4%E3%82%8A%E3%80%80%E3%81%8A%E7%9F%A5%E3%82%89%E3%81%9B/

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Aizu Candle FestivalName: Aizu Candle Festival

Area: Aizu-Wakamatsu

Date: February 10th (Friday) and 11th (Saturday)

Address: Tsuruaga-jo Castle 〒965-0873 福島県会津若松市追手町1−1 (Fukushima-ken Aizu-wakamatsu-shi Ote-cho 1-1)

Details: The area surrounding the castle in Aizu-Wakamatsu will be illuminated by painted candles (an Aizu specialty) during this two-day festival. The candle-lighting will start at 5 PM and the festival will last until 9 PM both nights. Admission to the event is free.

Website: http://www.aizu.com/erousoku/program.html

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Tadami Snow FestivalName: Tadami Snow Festival

Area: Tadami-machi

Date: February 11th (Saturday) and 12th (Sunday)

Address: Tadami Station

Details: As one of the areas in Fukushima prefecture with the most snow, the town of Tadami boasts the prefecture’s largest snow festival. The festival will run from 10 AM to 8:30 PM both days and will feature a wide variety of events and attractions, from a fireworks display to a snow mikoshi to a dance performances.

Website: http://tadamisnowfes.com/

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Kitakata Ramen FestivalName: Kitakata Ramen Festival

Area: Kitakata City

Date: February 11th (Saturday) and 12th (Sunday)

Address: Kitakata Plaza, 〒966-0094 福島県喜多方市押切二丁目1 (Fukushima-ken Kitakata-shi Oshikiri Ni-chome 1)

Details: Kitakata city boasts some of the best ramen in Japan, so it is only fitting that they would have a ramen festival featuring various types of ramen from six different ramen shops. The ramen festival will take place at the Kitakata Plaza cultural center from 10 AM to 8 PM on Saturday and from 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Each bowl of ramen costs 600 yen, plus extra for toppings.

Website: http://www.kitakata-kanko.jp/event/detail.php?id=63

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Ouchijuku Snow FestivalName: Ouchi-juku Snow Festival

Area: Shimogo Town

Date: February 11th (Saturday) and 12th (Sunday)

Address: Ouchi-juku 〒969-5207 福島県南会津郡下郷町大字大内字山本8 (Fukushima-ken Minamiaizu-gun Shimogo-machi Oazaochi-ji Yamamoto 8)

Details: The annual Ouchi-juku snow festival will occur on February 11th and 12th this year. The festival will feature a soba-eating contest, fireworks, and song performances over the course of the two day event.

Website: http://www.tif.ne.jp/jp/event/event_disp.php?id=3968&year=2017&mon=2&day=0&area=&keyword=

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