Apr 13, 2012

Sashimaki Mizubasho Festival 2012

The Sashimaki Mizubasho Festival is opening tomorrow until May 6th. However, we were slightly disappointed that the buds didn`t seem like they would open for yet another week.

There is still a lot of snow in Sashimaki, and we would have to wait until the snow melts so that they start opening.
Most Mizubasho have yet to open at Sashimaki moor

 From morning to late afternoon of festival days, the festival floats(yatai & Omiyage corner) are displayed the Sashimaki. The Sashimaki Mizubasho Festival is very popular event, visited by one hundred thousand people from across Japan. Don`t miss this annual Mizubasho festival!!

Mizubasho in full bloom

Venue: Sashimaki, Tazawako
Period: April 14th(Sat.)-May 6th(Sun)
Admission: free
DRIVE- Take a route 46 in between Tazawako and Kakunodate station
         (10mins from Tazawako, 20 min from Kakunodate)
BUS - Take a loal bus(Ugokotsu Bus) bound for Kakunodate (Obonai Line),
  get off at Sashimaki-eki-mae bus stop, 15 min by walk, you will see Mizubasho!
JR TRAINS - Take a local train(JR Tazawako Line) to Sashimaki station;
   All "KOMACHI"trains do not make stop at Sahimaki Station on the Akita Shinkansen.

More Information:
Tazawako Tourist Information Center FOLAKE
TEL: 0187-43-2111 or folake@tazawako.org

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