Garakuta Fair (Jumble market)
An antique fair started in 1982. Held on the first Sunday of the month from April to October. The streets are temporarily closed to vehicles (called “pedestrians’ paradise”) and over 20 art dealers have stalls on the street. You will enjoy looking at olden daily-life utensils while strolling down the street.
First Sunday of the month, from April to October each year
Opening of hiking season at Mt. Norikura to climbers - Norikura Skyline is open
This high area consisting of 23 ridges, 7 lakes, and 8 plains is collectively referred to as Mt. Norikura. The highest peak is Mt. Kengamine, 3,026 meters above sea level. You can travel up the mountain along the Norikura Skyline, Japan’s highest-altitude mountain road, to a height of 2,700 meters without stopping.
From May 15 to late October
Lavender in bloom
There are two parks featuring lavender flowers: the Kiyomi Lavender Park and Pascal Kiyomi Lavender Garden. In early summer, light-purple lavender flowers come into bloom, releasing a relaxing fragrance that floats on the air, suffusing the whole area with their heady scent.
From the end of June to mid July each year
Open-Air Bath Day
The Oku Hida Hot Springs Village sets June 26 each year, in Japanese equivoque, as open-air bath day. On that day, a communal open-air bath is available to the public free of charge, and people are invited to follow a prescribed walking course and join a stamprally.
June 26 each year