March Events

Start your spring in Fukushima City! March is the start of the cherry blossom season and there are a range of cultural, sporting, and artistic events through-out the month! Check Fukushima Guide on Facebook for further details!

March Public Holidays
Vernal Equinox Day (March 20 or 21)

Iino Tsurushibina Matsuri

@ Iino Community Center
February 22 ~ March 8 (2020)

There is still one week in March to check out the lovely handcrafted dolls of the Iino Tsurushibina Matsuri. Iino Community Center is located 25 minutes drive from Fukushima Station. The craft festival is open from 10:00 am ~ 4:00 pm every day.

More information can be found on the Iino Tsurushibina Matsuri homepage, or catch them on Instagram.

Fukushima United FC

@ Toho Minna no Stadium (Azuma Sports Park)

Our local football team Fukushima United FC kick-off their 2020 J-League Division 3 campaign at Toho Minna no Stadium (Azuma Sports Park) in March. Free shuttle buses run from Fukushima Station to the stadium. Come along and support our local team on their journey to Division 2!

Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial

@ Fukushima Prefectural Culture Center
March 11, 2:30 pm ~ (2020)

2020 marks the 9th anniversary since the Great East Japan Earthquake. A memorial service will be held at Fukushima Prefectural Culture Center (also known as Toho Minna no Bunka Center) from 2:30 pm.

@ Fukushima Station East Plaza
March 11, 5:30 pm ~ 7:30 pm (2020)

A Candle Night event will on various dates at several venues around Fukushima Prefecture.

Iizaka Onsen Taiko Matsuri

@ Paruse Iizaka
March 15 (2020)

This annual taiko drumming festival brings some of the best taiko groups from across Japan to Iizaka Onsen for a day of non-stop drumming! 2020’s guests include Hokkai-Rindo Taiko, and Amanojaku, as well as Fukushima Wind Ensemble who will play music by famed Fukushima composer Yuji Koseki.

Pre-Sale Tickets
Adult: 2,500 yen.

Adult: 3,000 yen
Child (Under 12): 1,500 yen.

Art Exhibitions

Japonism and Art Nouveau
@ Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
March 24 ~ May 10 (2020)

This collection of decorative arts comes from the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts. These masterworks highlight the effect of Japanese art on European artists of the late 19th century.

Entry: Adult 1,300 yen, Student (Tertiary) 1,100 yen, Student (Primary/Secondary) 650 yen.

Miniature Life Exhibition
@ Fukushima Prefectural Culture Center
March 27 ~ May 10 (2020)

Come and visit the miniature world of Tatsuya Tanaka. This internationally recognized artist creates humorous scenes of miniature figurines and everyday objects. His artwork has been featured on books, calendars, and TV. This exhibition features 110 photographs and 40 miniature models! Fukushima Prefectual Culture Center is also known as Toho Minna no Bunka Center. See more of Tatsuya Tanaka’s work on Instagram.

Entry: Adult 1,200 yen, Student (Primary/Secondary) 700 yen.

Cherry Blossoms

Hanamiyama Park
@ Hanamiyama
March 28 ~ April 19 (2020)

The last weekend in March is a good time to get to get in early and beat the crowds to Hanamiyama Park. The flowers generally peak in early to mid-April, but after a warmer winter we won’t be surprised if the flowers bloom a bit earlier than usual. The shuttle bus from Fukushima Station (500 yen return) starts on March 28.

Shinobuyama Park Sakura Matsuri
@ Mt. Shinobu
March 27 ~ April 19 (2020)

Come and enjoy over 300 cherry trees under lights at Mt. Shinobu. There is a range of festival food at the stalls and park in front of Gokoku Shrine. The evenings can still be cool in late March so we recommend a warm coat!

Check our Cherry Blossom Guide for more information!

Monthly Event Guides

Click one of the links below for more monthly events in Fukushima City:

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December