Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival

Central Ibaraki

Festivals/Events

Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival is Japan's oldest chrysanthemum festival. The festival began in 1908 when the head priest of Kasama Inari Shrine created gardens on the shrine grounds to comfort people following the Russo-Japanese War.
Chrysanthemum festivals are typically held across Japan in autumn. Likewise, this festival has come to symbolize the arrival of fall in Ibaraki. Around 8,000 chrysanthemum plants are displayed throughout Kasama Inari Shrine during the festival, filling the grounds with the color and fragrance of Japanese autumn.

Information

Address
Kasama Inari Shrine, 1 Kasama, Kasama City
Access
By public transport: 25-minute walk or a 20-minute ride by loop bus from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line. Get off the bus at Kasama Inari Shrine.
By car: 10-minute drive from the Tomobe IC exit on the Kita-Kanto Expressway
Business Hours
Hours
Late October to late November
Website
https://www.city.kasama.lg.jp/page/page012795.html
Contact
Kasama City Hall
TEL: 0296-77-1101 ext. 517
Parking
250 parking spots

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