2022.05.02Azalea Festival (Tsutsuji Matsuri) and Himatsuri Pottery Festival in Kasama city

Festival of blooming azaleas in Kasama Azalea Park (Kasama Tsustuji Koen) is held until May, 8. Right now, 8500 azaleas are in the blooming peak, painting the park hills, which provide a birdfly view of Kasama city from 143 meters height, in coral, pink, crimson, and purple colors.


Along with Kasama Tsutsuji Matsuri, there is another event in the city ー Kasama Himatsuri Pottery Festival. Kasama city is designated as Japan Heritage by being the city of pottery art. Each year the Himatsuri Pottery Festival attracts more than 550 000 visitors who gain inspiration from the artworks of more than 200 participating artisans.


The 51st Kasama Azalea Festival
When: Until Sun, 5/8
Where: Kasama Azalea Park
616-7 Kasama, Ibaraki
Entrance fee: Adults (high school students and older)
¥500 (when most of the flowers are in bloom)
¥300 (when flowers start to fall)
※Free of charge for:
・children enrolled in junior high school or younger
・disability passbook holders



The 41st Kasama Himatsuri Festival

When: 4/29~5/5
Where: Kasama Craft Hills Park (Kasama Geijutsunomori Park)
2388-1 Kasama, Ibaraki
Entrance fee: Adults ¥500
※Free of charge for:
・children enrolled in junior high school or younger, not older than 18
・disability passbook holders