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Updated: February 26, 2019

Citizens' Plum Blossom-Viewing Festival 観梅市民まつり

Hinatawada, Ome-shi, Tokyo
Mid March 2020

This festival is held every year on a Sunday in mid-March, the peak season for Japanese plum blossoms. It takes place in Yoshino Baigo, an area famous for the flowers—specifically, on a road called Jindaibashi-dori, near Hinatawada Station.

In addition to traditional performing arts such as hayashi (music performed on traditional Japanese instruments) and lion dances, the event also features a parade. It's a chance to see the local police on horseback, as well as a procession of samurai warriors wearing handmade helmets and armor. Other attractions include the lively Koenji Awa Odori dance, organized by Suginami City.

The many stalls sell an assortment of enticing products. You can also pair your trip to the festival with a visit to nearby plum blossom sites like Ume-no-koen Park or the farms of Nakamichi for a full day's entertainment.

How to Get There

  • Hinatawada Station | 5 min on foot
    JR Ome Line

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 10:00–16:00
  • Canceled in the event of bad weather.

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities |
    Toilets are available at Hinatawada Station, the JA car park (temporary toilets), Nakamichi Plum Garden, and Ume-no-Koen Park.
    There will be shops and stalls selling food and drink.
    A public bath is available on Okutama Road (20 minutes on foot from the venue).
  • Disabled parking | Wheelchair ramp | Accessible restrooms |
    All located in Ome Ume-no-Koen Park (10 min on foot from the venue).

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