Recommended Spot

This festival was started by local residents to welcome guests in the cold winter season. Many dolls handed down from generation to generation are displayed in houses and shops throughout the town for a month. Makabe is an old and historic town with more than 300 storehouses (Kura), old houses and shops. Please come to see these dolls and feel the coming of early-spring.

Recommended Spot

Dolls watching the old Makabe town

Renovated stone storehouse Kurafuto gallery

Classic braziers (Hibachi) set in front of historical dolls


LOCATION Makabe-cho, Sakuragawa-City
CONTACT Sakuragawa City Commerce &Tourism Div.
HOURS from early February to early March
CLOSED 【SEASON】Wednesday is a non-business day in the shopping area, so you cannot see all of the dolls.
ACCESS By car: Approx. 20 min. via Route 50 and Prefectural road 41 from Sakuragawa Chikusei IC of Kita-Kanto Expressway or
Approx. 50 min. via Route 125 and Prefectural road 41 from Tsuchiura Kita IC of Joban Expressway
By train: 25 min. by bus (for Makabe station Teiryu-jyo) from Iwase station of JR Mito line or
30 min. by bus (for Makabe Station Teiryu-jyo)from Shimodate station of JR Mito line
NOTICE We offer a map of a doll-tour for the following places: Old Makabe Post Office, Kurafuto gallery Naka-machi rest station, Makabe government office of Sakuragawa City Hall, Makabe Central Community Center and other exhibition sites


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