Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival (Kasama City)
Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival is Japan’s oldest chrysanthemem festival. The festival began in 1908 when the head priest of Kasama Inari Shrine created gardens on the shrine grounds to comfort people following the Russo-Japanese War.
Chrysanthemum festivals are held across Japan during the Autumn, and this festival has come to symbolise the arrival of Autumn in Ibaraki. During the festival, around 8000 chrysanthemum plants are diplayed throughout Kasama Inari Shrine, filling the grounds with colour and the fragrance of Japanese Autumn.
Kasama Inari Shrine, 1 Kasama, Kasama City
Kasama City Hall
Tel: 0296-77-1101 ext. 517
By public transport: around 25 minutes walk or 20 minutes by loop bus from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line. Get off the bus at Kasama Inari Shrine.
By car: around 10 minutes from the Tomobe IC exit of the Kita-Kanto Expressway.
HOURSLate October - late November