Starting with the Fukushima Waraji Matsuri, August in Fukushima City is jam-packed with peaches and summer festivals, as well as fireworks, hiking, and more! Check out Fukushima Guide on Facebook for the latest information on up-coming events.
August Public Holidays
Mountain Day (August 11)
Fukushima Waraji Matsuri
@ Central Fukushima City
August 2 ~ 4 (2019)
The Fukushima Waraji Matsuri is the premier summer festival in Fukushima City. The festival has it’s roots in the 400-year-old Mt. Shinobu Dawn Procession (or ‘Shinobu Sanzan Akatsuki-mari’) that is held every year on February 10. 2019 was the 50th anniversary of this popular summer event.
Dates below are from 2019. check Fukushima Guide on Facebook for further details.
・Festival Fukushima! 2019 (August 4): A bon dance festival at Machinaka Hiroba in central Fukushima City.
・Tanabata Matsuri (August 6-8): The Star Festival is held along Paseo-dori and Bunka-dori.
・Iizaka Onsen Summer Festival (August 10-11): At Kyu Horiki-tei, Iizaka Onsen Station, and surrounding areas.
・Shiki no Sato Agri-Park Festival (August 13): Fireworks and family event at Shiki no Sato.
・Tsuchiyu Onsen Bon Dance (August 14-15): Join a traditional Japanese Bon Dance at Tsuchiyu Onsen.
・Fukushima Racecourse Fireworks Festival (August 17): Music and Fireworks for this family friendly event at Fukushima Racecourse.
・Fukushima Floating Lantern Festival (August 17): Fireworks and lanterns light up the Abukuma River a short walk from Fukushima Station.
・Kyu Horikiri-tei Summer Festival (July 27 ~ August 25): A range of summer events at Kyu Horikiri-tei.
Mountain Day & Hiking Events
August 11 (2020)
August 11 is Mountain Day in Japan. It’s a popular day for hiking around Jododaira on the Bandai-Azuma Skyline.
July ~ September
With over 70 varieties of peaches grown in orchards around Fukushima City, there are always ripe peaches ready to pick. August is one of the busiest months for fruit picking. Check out our handy Peach Picking Guide for the latest fruit picking information.
Jododaira Astronomy Observatory
Jododaira offers amazing views of night sky, and summer is the best time for star gazing! A rental car is required for this night-time adventure on the Bandai-Azuma Skyline. Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights until August 18. Be aware that the observatory may close in the event of bad weather.
Monthly Event Guides
Click one of the links below for more monthly events in Fukushima City: