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June 2017
Free

Toukasan Yukata Festival

June 2 - June 4
Tōkasan Enryu-ji Temple,
8-12 Mikawa-cho
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

Hiroshima really comes alive over the three nights of Tōkasan - a festival that really does feel "festive". Join the 300,000 people who will be donning their yukata for the first time this year who take over Chuo-dori and environs to promenade, play festival games like fish scooping, buy strange inflatable novelties and stuff their faces with equally strange stuff on sticks. As well as parades and summer bon dancing, there will be taiko drumming and other performances on stages…

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Kamiya-cho Blueberry Farm

June 10 - July 2
Sunmall,
2-2-18 Kamiya-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0031 Japan
kamiyacho blueberry farm

City center blueberry farm on the roof of the Sunmall shopping mall on Hondori shopping arcade (Peace Park end). Blueberry picking: First come first serve on weekends. Reservations taken on weekdays. Open: 11:00-17:00 Facebook Page

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Hiroden Streetcar Festival

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hiroden Senda-machi Yard,
2-9-29 Higashi Senda-machi, Naka-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053

Hiroden opens up its streetcar yard in Senda-machi to the public for one day a year. Great fun for kids of all ages. Streetcars on display, sketching contests, stage shows, and food. It's quite interesting poking around the workshops too. Read more about the Hiroshima Streetcar Festival here and check out kid's view of the event here.  

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¥250 - ¥700

Rice planting ritual and tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden

June 11 @ 10:00 am
Shukkeien Garden,
2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan

Re-enactment of a traditional rice planting ritual to wish for a bountiful harvest and tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden. The rice planting ritual and related dances performed by the Shinjo Provincial Art Preservation Committee are between 13:00 and 14:45 and the tea ceremonies run from 10:00-15:00. 13:00-13:30  Hayashida music, song and dance performance in the yuunenjyou (有年場) rice field located in the far right corner of the garden as you stand with your back to the entrance. 13:35-13:55 Hayashida music, song and dance performance on…

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¥1700

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

June 23
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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¥1700

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

June 24
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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See our Carp Ticket Guide (click the link below) for details.

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

June 25
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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July 2017
Free

Kirikushi Okangensai Festival

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiriskushi,
Etajima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

The port town of Kirikushi on the north coast of Etajima Island holds a small, but colorful festival every year around the time of Miyajima's Kangensai Festival. There are stalls and stages, but the main event is the floating of small boats wrought out of straw which are set afloat on the shallow stream which flows through the town into the port and out to sea, carrying the wishes of those who made them. It's a very picturesque scene. Postponed…

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Free

Onomichi Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Onomichi Suido Channel (near Sumiyoshi Shrine),
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

This display, and the Hamadonya Group which provides the 13,000 fireworks that are used, have been going since the Edo period. In 1741, the recently appointed magistrate of Onomichi, Hirayama Kakuzaemon Naozumi, moved Sumiyoshi Shrine from the Jodoji Temple to Sumiyoshihama on the waterfront protect the port from misfortune. The festival is held in order to wish for the prosperity of business and the safety of sea traffic. There is a colorful parade of boats and the air is filled…

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Free

Hiroshima Port “Dream” Fireworks Festival

July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hiroshima Port 10,000 Ton Berth (hiroshima-kou-ichi-man-ton-baasu),
Ujina
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

Hiroshima city's big fireworks extravaganza. Held in the bay in front of the 10,000 Ton Cruise Ship Berth (ichi-man-ton-baasu) next to Ujina Hatoba Koen near Hiroshima Port, this display is big and loud with around 10,000 bangs for your buck (although it's laid on for free). It's also an hour long. Many (and we mean many) people head down to Ujina, a lot decked out summer yukata to catch the show. Others watch from further afield. Ujina-bashi Bridge with its…

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August 2017
¥1700

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

August 1
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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¥1700

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

August 2
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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¥1700

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

August 3
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Gamba Osaka

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edion Stadium,
Hiroshima Kouiki-kouen, 5 Ozuka-nishi, Asa-Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3167 Japan
sanfrecce soccer fans at edion stadium in hiroshima

J League soccer action at Edion Stadium Hiroshima. Edion Stadium Seating Guide Tickets Seat Advance Gate Reserved seating SS Reserved ¥5300 ¥5900 SA Reserved ¥3700 ¥4300 Free seating Back stand (Adult) ¥2600 ¥3200 Back stand (6-18 years old) ¥1000 ¥1500 Home supporters' stand(Adult) ¥2100 ¥2600 Home supporters' stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000 Visitors' stand(Adult) ¥2100 ¥2600 Visitors' stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000 Scroll down to this page to see photos of the view you will get from different sections of…

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Free

Fukuyama Ashida-gawa River Fireworks Festival

August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Just below the Ashida-gawa Ohashi Bridge,
Minomi-cho
Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima-ken 720-0832 Japan

Fukuyama's three day summer festival is rounded off with a 75 minute display featuring 10,000 fireworks over the Ashida-gawa River. This display is one of the bigger ones in the area, attracting over 30,000 people. The event will be postponed until the following day in the event of stormy weather. If the weather doesn't improve the event will be cancelled. Access: Shuttle buses from Fukuyama JR Station (15 minutes ¥190 or ¥240 one way depending on which bus you take)

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Free

Miyajima Fireworks Festival

August 26 @ 7:40 pm - 8:40 pm
Miyajima,
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

Hiroshima's most well known fireworks festival. 5000 fireworks explode over the sea silhouetting Itsukushima Shrine's O-torii. Worth seeing, but expect huge crowds (300,000 people showed up last year) and you should get there early to avoid a fight for the prime viewing spots. For those relying on the train, a good tip for the return trip on the way back to Hiroshima is to take the first train heading in the opoosite direction (Iwakuni bound) one stop so you can…

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September 2017
See our Carp Ticket Guide (click the link below) for details.

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

September 5
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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See our Carp Ticket Guide (click the link below) for details.

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

September 6
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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See our Carp Ticket Guide (click the link below) for details.

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

September 7
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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October 2017
Free

Waseda-jinja Shrine Autumn Festival

October 14
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until October 15, 2017
Waseda-jinja Shrine,
1-2-22 Ushita-waseda, Higashi-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima 732-0062 Japan
kagura at waseda shrine autumn festival

Kagura performances on Saturday night and omkoshi portable shrine parades and kids sumo on Sunday in Ushita. Saturday, October 14 From 18:30 Kagura followed by mochi-maki rice cake throwing Sunday, October 15 Mid-morning Omikoshi portable shrine parades around surrrounding neighborhoods 14:00 Kids sumo

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Urawa Reds

October 29
Edion Stadium,
Hiroshima Kouiki-kouen, 5 Ozuka-nishi, Asa-Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3167 Japan

J League soccer action at Edion Stadium Hiroshima. Edion Stadium Seating Guide Tickets Seat Advance Gate Reserved seating SS Reserved ¥5300 ¥5900 SA Reserved ¥3700 ¥4300 Free seating Back stand (Adult) ¥2600 ¥3200 Back stand (6-18 years old) ¥1000 ¥1500 Home supporters' stand(Adult) ¥2100 ¥2600 Home supporters' stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000 Visitors' stand(Adult) ¥2100 ¥2600 Visitors' stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000 Scroll down to this page to see photos of the view you will get from different sections of…

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November 2017
Free

Ritual Fire-walking at Daigan-ji Temple, Miyajima

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Daigan-ji Temple,
3 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0535 Japan
Daigan-ji Temple firewaalking ritual Miayjima Hiroshima

Impressive and elaborate ritual that culminates in priests and members of the public rushing across hot coals in front of Daigan-ji Temple, located at the exit from Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima. For more about and photos and video of this fire-walking ritual click here.

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs FC Tokyo

November 26
Edion Stadium,
Hiroshima Kouiki-kouen, 5 Ozuka-nishi, Asa-Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3167 Japan
sanfrecce soccer fans at edion stadium in hiroshima

J League soccer action at Edion Stadium Hiroshima. Edion Stadium Seating Guide Tickets Seat Advance Gate Reserved seating SS Reserved ¥5300 ¥5900 SA Reserved ¥3700 ¥4300 Free seating Back stand (Adult) ¥2600 ¥3200 Back stand (6-18 years old) ¥1000 ¥1500 Home supporters' stand(Adult) ¥2100 ¥2600 Home supporters' stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000 Visitors' stand(Adult) ¥2100 ¥2600 Visitors' stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000 Scroll down to this page to see photos of the view you will get from different sections of…

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December 2017
Free

Chinkasai Fire Festival

December 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mikasa-no-hama, Miyajima,
Mikasa-no-hama, Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, 739-0588 Japan

With most people living in the wooden houses, closely clustered together along narrow streets for centuries, fear of calamitous fires is deeply ingrained in the Japanese psyche. The Chinkasai on Miyajima is an impressive fire appeasing festival held on New Year's Eve. Read more about the Chinkasai Fire Festival here.  

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January 2018
Free

Mid-winter Swim in front of the A-bomb Dome

January 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
A-bomb Dome,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

Every year on Seijin-no-hi (Coming Of Age Day), a group of swimmers between the ages of 7 and 70 brave the near freezing water of the Motoyasu River in front of the A-bomb Dome to demonstrate Edo era swimming techniques and welcome the new year. More details here.  

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