Event 23rd Hina no Tsurushi Kazari Festival. Izu Inatori Onsen. Until March 31st.
The 23rd Hina no Tsurushi Kazari Festival will be held in the town of Inatori Onsen, Izu Peninsula, from January 20 until March 31, 2020.
The Hina no Tsurushi Kazari Festival, which takes place during the Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival), is based on the old tradition of decorating the sides of the tiered stands that the hina dolls are displayed on stand with strings of handmade dolls called tsurushi kazari.
This is one of Japan’s big three Tsurushi Kazari festivals, along with Yanagawa City’s “Sagemon” festival in Fukuoka Prefecture, and Sakata City’s “Kasafuku” festival in Yamagata Prefecture.
Inatori Onsen Hina no Tsurushi Kazari Festival
Period: January 20 – March 31, 2020.
Location: Throughout the town of Inatori Onsen in Higashi Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Main Venues: Hina-no-kan Hall, Inatori Bunka Kōen Park (300 yen); Mukai-an (300 yen); Naburatoto (100 yen); Futatsubori (free); Hachiman Shrine (free), and other venues.
Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 (last entry at 16:30) all venues.
【23rd Hina no Tsurushi Kazari Festival Highlights】
Susanoo Shrine Hinadan Kazari
The display on the 118 steps leading up to Susanoo Shrine ranks as one of the “most-tiered” hina doll displays in Japan. Until last year the Susanoo Shrine display shared first equal ranking alongside the display at Butsugenji Temple in the neighbouring town of Itō, but the Butsugenji display is not going ahead in 2020, leaving the (highly instagrammable!) Susanoo Shrine hina doll display alone in top place.
Period: February 20 – March 10, 2020. Times: 10:30-15:00. Cancelled if raining.
The “Hina Fes” on February 29th and March 3rd, features displays, hands-on workshops and stalls. The “Hina Fes” will be held in the township of Inatori Onsen itself, in the streets between Izu-Inatori Station and the main display venue, Hina-no-kan Hall in Inatori Bunka Kōen Park.
Dates: February 29th, March 3rd, 2020. Time: 10:00-15:00.