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Events - Event Schedule 2017-2018

The event schedules of 2017 until March 2018, which are already decided, is as follows.

Date Event Place Contact
Apr 13-20 Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto Castle 0263-32-2902
Apr 25 Utsukushigahara Plateau Mountain Opening Festival Utsukushigahara Kogen(Plateau)Mountain Matsumoto City Tourism and Hot Spring Division 0263-34-3000 (ext3192)
Apr 27 Kamikochi Opening Festival Kamikochi Matsumoto City Alps Tourism Administration 0263-94-2221
Apr 29 Harquebuses Shooting Event at Matsumoto Castle (Demonstration of Traditional Japanese Guns) Matsumoto Castle Garden Matsumoto Castle Office 0263-32-2902
May 3 Matsumoto Children's Festival Alps Park Matsumoto City Youth Division 0263-34-3000 (ext3131)
May 4-5 Ofune Festival Satoyamabe Matsumoto City Tourism and Hot Spring Division 0263-34-3000 (ext3192)
Apr 29 "Ekiden" Road Relay with the cities, towns and villages of Nagano Matsumoto Castle to Prefectural track and field stadium Race Secretariat in Shinetsu Broadcast Station 026-237-0545
Matsumoto City Physical Training Division 0263-32-1818
May 22 Norikura Opening (Plum Blossoms and Edible Mountain Vegetables) Festival Norikura Heights Ichinose Park Norikura Heights Hot spring Tourist Information Center 0263-93-2147
Apirl 15-16 Matsumoto Azusa River & Cheery Blossom View Walk Azusa area waterside path Festival Committee0263-34-3295
Apr 9, 29, May 13, 14 The Chilavert Cup - Nagano Junior League Football - honoring the camp of the 2002 World Cup Paraguay team in Matsumoto Karigane Football Field, etc Matsumoto City Physical Training Division 0263-32-1818
May 28 Nomugi-Toge pass festival Nomugi-Toge pass Matsumoto City Nagawa Branch Tourism Division 0263-79-2121
May 27 - 28 Craft Fair Matsumoto Agatanomori park NPO Matsumoto Craft Association0263-34-6557
June 17 - 18 Shinshu Yume Kaidou (Road of Dreams) Festival Sky Park Yamabiko Dome Nagano Broadcast Central and South Office 0263-32-9230
May 28 - July 2 Flower Clock Park's annual Flower Contest Flower Clock Park Matsumoto City Parks and Green Division 0263-34-3000 (ext1941)
June 3 - 4 Weston Festival (A festival in honor of British Alpinist, Walter Weston) Kamikochi Nihon Sangaku Kai Shinano Office 0263-77-7069
May 27 Matsumoto Temari (Silk-wound ball) clock festival The M-wing building (Matsumoto Central Municipal Hall) Matsumoto Temari (Silk-wounds ball) clock festival Committee 0263-32-1132
June 18 Heavenly Marathon in Norikura Mt. Norikura Echo Line Shinshu Norikura heights Tenku Marathon Committee 0263-93-2147
June 25 Tour de Utsukushigahara Heights -- hill climb bike race Asama Onsen area to Utsukushigahara Heights Asama Hot spring Tourism Association 0263-46-1800
June 17-18 Frog Fest Nawate Street Frog Fest Committee kaeru@nawate.net
July 18 Koikoi Matsumoto (multicultural festival) The M-wing building (Matsumoto Central Municipal Hall) M-wing0263-32-1132
July 14 Yasaka-sama Festival Fukashi, Okanomiya, Shiogama Shrine Matsumoto City Tourism and Hot Spring Division 0263-34-3000 (ext3192)
July 14-16 Matsumoto Area Industrial Fair Matsumoto Univ Festival Committee48-1657
Jul 16-17 Nature's Playground -- experience the Nature of Matsumoto (Naturing Festa) Alps Park Naturing Festa Committee0263-26-0085
Jul 24-25 Tenjin Festival Fukashi Shirine, Matsumoto Downtown Matsumoto City Tourism and Hot Spring Division 0263-34-3000 (ext3192)
Aug 17-29 Matsumoto Summer (Beer) Festival Flower Clock Park Matsumoto Summer Festival Committee
Jul 29-30 Matsumoto Castle Taiko (Japanese Drum) Festival Matsumoto Castle Park Matsumoto City Tourism and Hot spring Division 0263-34-3000 (ext3192)
Jul 29 Matsumoto Azusagawa-Hata area Suirin Fireworks Festival Azusagawa Sisuien & Hata Sensuda Undo Park Fireworks Festival Committee 0263-92-8916
Aug 5 Matsumoto Bon-Bon dance Festival Downtown Matsumoto Chamber of Commerce 0263-32-5355
Aug 8 Matsumoto Castle Takigi-Noh Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto Castle Office 0263-32-2902
Aug 13, 18 - Sep 10 Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival Nagano Prefectural Matsumoto Culture Hall, etc Matsumoto City International Music Festival Division 0263-39-0001
Aug 14-16 Castle Bon Dance Festival Matsumoto Castle Garden Matsumoto City Lifelong Study Division 0263-32-1132
Aug 19 Karasawa Mini Concert Night Karasawa Cirque("kaar") Karasawa Mountain Hut 090-9002-2534
Sep 3 Patagonia Presents "Banff Mountain Film Festival in Japan Matsumoto" Norikura Highlands Sky High Mountain Works 0797-34-3299
Aug 27 Norikura Mountain Cycling Race Norikura Highland Japan Cycling Association 03-3583-5628
Sep 9 and 23 Japanese Culture Experience Days Kurassic-kan in Nakamachi Nakamachi Shopping Street Promotion Association0263-36-1421
Sep 9 Shiga Concert Shiga Elementary School Gym Matsumoto City Shiga Public Hall 0263-64-3112
Sep 23 World Car Free Day (Leave Your Car at Home) Undecided Matsumoto City Policy Division 0263-34-3000 (ext1112)
Sep 9 The Matsumoto Agriculture and Forestry Festival Agatanomori Park Matsumoto City Agricultural Division 0263-34-3221
Sep 23 Dosojin Festival Utsukushigahara Hot Spring Utsukushigahara Hot Spring0263-33-2353
Sep 29 - Oct 4 Moon Viewing Party Matsumoto Castle Garden Matsumoto Castle Office 0263-32-2902
Oct 1-3 Yohashira Shrine Festival Yohashira Shrine and Nawate Street Yohashira Shrine0263-32-1936
Oct 14 Asama Hot Spring Fire Festival Asama Hot Spring Asama Hot Spring 0263-46-1800
Oct 8 Myojin Pond Float Festival Kamikochi Azumino City Hotaka Shrine 0263-82-2003
Oct 7-9 Shinshu Matsumoto Soba Festival Matsumoto Castle Garden Shimin Times 0263-47-7777 Nihon Kokoku 0263-33-6911
Nov 3 Castle Festival Tea Ceremony Party Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto Castle Office 0263-32-2902
Oct 22 Harvest Festival of Kleingarten (Allotment Garden) Bozuyama Kleingarten Matsumoto City Shiga Branch Economic Division 0263-64-3115
Oct 22 Market Festival (tuna disassembling performance, etc) Matsumoto Official Wholesale Market Wholesale Market Management Office0263-57-4740
Oct 1 - Nov 5 Nagawa Nouveau Soba-Noodle Festival Nagawa District Matsumoto City Nagawa Branch Tourism Division 0263-79-2121
Oct 15 Harquebuses Shooting Event at Matsumoto Castle (Demonstration of Traditional Japanese Guns) Matsumoto Castle Garden Matsumoto Castle Office 0263-32-2902
Oct 25-Nov 8 The Castle Festival "Chrysanthemum Fair" Matsumoto Castle Garden Matsumoto Castle Office 0263-32-2902
Nov 3 Matsumoto Citizen's Festival Downtown Matsumoto Chamber of Commerce 0263-32-5355
Nov 15 Kamikochi Mountain Autumn Closing Festival Kamikochi Matsumoto City Azumi Branch Tourism Division 0263-94-2307
Dec 16, 17 Citizen's Opera Performance Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre 0263-33-3800
Dec 3 Matsumoto Cross Country Race Shinshu Sky Park Family Sports Zone Matsumoto City Physical Training Division 0263-32-1818
Mid Dec-Late Dec Ski Resort Opening Events Ski Resorts in Matsumoto Matsumoto City Alps Tourism Administration 0263-94-2221
Matsumoto City Nagawa Branch Tourism Division 0263-79-2121
Jan 3 Matsumoto Castle "Gate Opening" Ceremony and Events Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto Castle Office 0263-32-2902
Jan 13-14 Ameichi "Candy Festival" Downtown Matsumoto City Commerce and Industry Division 0263-34-3000(ext1711)
Jan 7 Coming of Age Day Ceremony Matsumoto City General Gymnasium Matsumoto City Youth Division 0263-34-3000 (ext3132)
Jan 19-22 Matsumoto Castle Ice Carving Festival Matsumoto Castle Garden Matsumoto City Tourism and Hot spring Division 0263-34-3000 (ext3192)
Mar 11-21 Fukujuso (Far East Amur Adonis) Flower Festival Shiga Akanuta Adonis Flowers Area Matsumoto City Shiga Branch Economic Division 0263-64-3115

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