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Japan’s Oldest Chrysanthemum Festival

Kasama Kiku Matsuri (Chrysanthemum Festival) has been held since 1908 when the then chief priest of Kasama Inari Shrine made a farm section in the shrine to comfort people's desolated mind due to the Russo-Japanese War.
At that time, the name of the festival was Kasama Inari Shrine Kiku Matsuri (Chrysanthemum Festival).
However, we have changed the name to Kasama Kiku Matsuri (Chrysanthemum Festival) because this festival stands for autumn event in Ibaraki now and we hope that this festival continues to future generation.
There are approx. 8,000 pots of chrysanthemum in the precincts. People enjoy the colorful flowers with sweet smell and have relaxing time.


LOCATION 1 Kasama, Kasama-shi (Kasama Inari Shrine)
CONTACT Kasama Tourism Association
HOURS 2010,10,16~11,23
(For chrysanthemum doll show, entrance fee is charged: Adult 700 JPY, Elementary & Junior High school student 300 JPY)
PARKING 250 cars
ACCESS By car; Approx. 10 min. from Tomobe IC of Kita-Kanto Expressway
By train; Approx. 20 min. by Kasama loop-line bus from Tomobe station of JR Joban line (Nearest bus stop: Inari Jinjya-mae)
WEBSITE http://www.kasama-kankou.jp/upsys_pro/news.php?mode=detail&code=118


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