TSUKUBA ANNUAL EVENTS
LocationCity Hall 4F
ClosedSat, Sun, Holidays, Dec.29-Jan.3
Mt.Tsukuba Tsutsuji (Azalea) Festival
There are about 3,000 Tsutsuji (Azalea) trees in Mt.Tsukuba. Tsutsuji starts blooming from the hillside (300m above sea level) at the end of April, and will bloom at the top of Mt. Tsukuba (877m above sea level) in the middle of May.
|Late April～Mid May||Mt.Tsukuba Tsutsuji (Azalea) Festival||Mt. Tsukuba||MAP|
A Spring Festival which features "Science", the outstanding characteristic of Tsukuba City. Various events centering on children and international exchange projects that represent the international city Tsukuba will take place.
|Mid May||Tsukuba Festival||Tsukuba Center Area||MAP|
|Mid June～Mid August||Pick-Your-Own Blueberries at Takasaki Shizen no Mori||Takasaki Shizen no Mori||MAP|
Tsukuba Chibikko Hakase
A stamp-rally with a special passport, visiting and experiencing exhibitions and events of each research institutions etc.
|Late July～End of August||Tsukuba Chibikko Hakase||Within Tsukuba City|
Many enjoyable events will be held including Mikoshi (portable shrine), Nebuta (huge lantern arts), food stalls, street performances, and other performances.
|4th weekend of August||Matsuri Tsukuba||Tsukuba Center Area||MAP|
Tsukuba City Disaster Drill
Many citizens and authorities concerned participate. Cooperative structure in case of disaster will be checked.
|Late September||Tsukuba City Disaster Drill||To be announced|
|September 〜 December||Tsukuba International Music Festival||Nova Hall||MAP|
|Late October||Tsukuba Industrial and Agricultural Fair||Tsukuba Capio
|Late October〜Early November||Mt.Tsukuba Sanroku Autumn Festival||Areas surrounding the base of Mt.Tsukuba|
An event based on the theme of history and culture with mystical atmosphere at the "Hirasawa Kanga Ruins" which have been restored after 1,000 years.
Tsukuba Science Festival
Tsukuba science festival can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Why don't you experience the fun, amazement and discovery of science?
Official course of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations centering around University of Tsukuba Athletic Field. More than 15,000 runners participate every year.
|Early November||Tsukuba Monogatari||Hirasawa Kanga Iseki (Ruins)||MAP|
|Nov. 1st〜30th||Mt.Tsukuba Momiji (Maple Leaf) Festival||Mt. Tsukuba||MAP|
|1st weekend of November||Tsukuba Culture Festival||Tsukuba Capio, Nova Hall etc.|
|Mid-November||Tsukuba Science Festival||Tsukuba Capio||MAP|
|Late November||Tsukuba Marathon||University of Tsukuba Athletic Field||MAP|
Minna-no-Hotto! Illumination in front of the stations
In front of three of the Tsukuba Express Line stations within Tsukuba City will be illuminated brightly.
Tsukuba World Futsal
Old and young, international and Japanese residents, everyone get together and play futsal. A chance to interact with various nationalities, enjoying international food.
|Early December～Early February||Minna-no-Hotto!
Illumination in front of the stations
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|Early December||Tsukuba World Futsal||SEKISHO Challenge Stadium||MAP|
|Late December||Tsukuba-de-Daiku ("Ninth Symphony" in Tsukuba)||Nova Hall||MAP|
Coming of Age Day Ceremony in Tsukuba
Tsukuba City holds a gathering which celebrates the Coming of Age. People who turned (or will turn) 20 during the current school year attends the ceremony dressed up in colorful kimonos (dresses) and new formal suits.
|January 1st||New Year's Day Festival at Mt.Tsukuba Shrine||Mt. Tsukuba Shrine||MAP|
|Coming of Age Day||Coming of Age Day Ceremony in Tsukuba||Tsukuba Capio||MAP|
|Late January||Tsukuba Kenko Marathon (Tsukuba Health Marathon)||University of Tsukuba Athletic Field||MAP|
|Early February～Late February||Fukujuso (Amur adonis) Festival||Mt. Tsukuba||MAP|
Mt. Tsukuba Ume (Plum) Festival
The festival takes place at the Plum garden on the hillside of Mt. Tsukuba. With an area of approx. 4.5 hectares (250m above sea level), about 1,000 red and white plum trees are planted in the garden.
|Mid February～Late March||Mt. Tsukuba Ume (Plum) Festival||Mt. Tsukuba Plum garden||MAP|
|Early March||Challenge Art Festival||Tsukuba Museum of Art