Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival
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.
- Kasama Inari Shrine, 1 Kasama, Kasama City
- 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
Late October to late November
- Kasama City Hall
TEL: 0296-77-1101 ext. 517
- 250 parking spots
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