Events Near Kinosaki

Note: Only main events ocurring in Kinosaki Onsen and Toyooka City are posted on this page. Please check our Instagram highlights @visitkinosaki for all events.

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Toyooka Art Season

Toyooka Art Season Autumn/Winter Edition is here! Until March various dance, music, theater, and art events will be held throughout Toyooka City. Those who would like to receiv……

March 16

Izushi First Day of the Horse Festival

A procession of shrine maidens dressed as white foxes descending from Arikoyama Inari Shrine The 400-year-old custom of welcoming the arrival of spring in Izushi Castle Town, the F……

Every month

Izushi Monthly Market

The monthly Irodori Market welcomes local vendors to sell their wares to passersby on the retro streets of Izushi.

November 6~22

Autumn Foliage at Ankokuji Temple

Ankokuji Temple, the Zen Buddhist temple famed for its vibrant autumn foliage in the farming village of Tanto, will be welcoming visitors to admire the fall leaves in November. ……

November 8-9

Izushi Shin Soba Festival

Join us for the annual soba buckwheat noodle festival! Tis the season for harvesting buckwheat. Waste no time getting a taste of the freshest soba noodles just in time for a……

November 3

Izushi Castle Festival

On the 3rd of November every year, the Castle Festival is held to symbolize the castle town of Izushi. The highlight of the festival is the Daimyo Gyoretsu, a procession of people……


Takeno Umi Machi Market

With warm weather comes Takeno's monthly seaside market! Shop local at various food and gift stalls while taking in the fresh ocean breeze. ……

October 15

Izushi Fall Danjiri Festival

The annual Izushi Fall Danjiri Festival will be held this year on October 15! In Japan, Danjiri Festivals are also known as “fighting shrine festivals” in which staged battles ……


Tanto Rice Field Art

The annual rice field art installments in Tanto are back for summer 2023!From late June to September, come and view two rice field artpieces carefully designed and grown by local ……

September 14~24

Toyooka Theater Festival

Madama Butterfly, scheduled to be performed at the Kinosaki International Arts Center © Philip Frowein Toyooka City is ecstatic to announce the annual Toyooka Theater Festival ……

August 20

Izushi Atago Fire Festival

The Izushi Atago Fire Festival is on the evening of August 20. Each year people gather at this small shrine to celebrate and wish for good health. The main event starts with the fi……

July 23

Hidaka Summer Festival

Gather around the food stalls in front of Ebara Station for local eats and fireworks! Schedule: ・Food stalls: 17:00~21:30・Stage performances: 18:00~20:30・Fireworks: 20:00 ……

August 5~Mid August

Tanto Sunflower Festival + Corn Picking

Tanto's annual Sunflower Festival at Tanto Flower Park is just in time for summer! From August 5, over 500,000 sunflowers will be on display for festival-goers to frolick throu……

August 1~2

Yanagi Matsuri

Toyooka City's annual summer festival, the Yanagi Matsuri, is back for 2023! As an honorary celebration commemmorating the town's history in willow-crafting and subsequently bag-m……

August 14~15

Izushi Bon Odori

The annual Bon Odori dance in Izushi will be held on the evenings of August 14 and 15. Bon Odori is a traditional Japanese dance that is often performed at summer festivals to hon……

June 25

Kannabe Cabbage Festival

Celebrate the cabbage harvest with cabbage-themed games, and stick around to watch the cabbage-eating contest.

July 30

Takeno Fireworks Show

The 51st annual Takeno fireworks show will be held on July 30 from 20:00~21:00 on Takeno Beach! Come down to one of Japan's best beaches for the ultimate summertime fireworks d……

May 5

Izushi Shrine Nobori Mawashi

The annual Nobori Mawashi ceremony will be held on May 5 at Izushi Shrine! Nobori Mawashi, also known as "banner waving," is a legendary ceremony with a long-respected history ……