higashimatsuyama samba carnival

Samba Carnival in Higashimatsuyama. As of July 9th 2021 the Carnival in Higashimatsuyama has not yet been cancelled. However, they have cancelled almost all other large events, so it is highly likely they will announce cancellation closer to the time. The carnival takes place in September, possibly the third SaturdayRead More →

Higashimatsuyama Fireworks

For the second year in a row, the Higashimatsuyama Fireworks have been cancelled on account of the pandemic. There will be no firework displays in Higashimatsuyama city in 2021. Higashimatsuyama Fireworks 2020 The 2020 Higashimatsuyama fireworks have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. The 2020 Higashimatsuyama summer festival hasRead More →

Peony at Botanen Higashimatsuyama

Peony Festival in Botanen, Higashimatsuyama There are two famous Peony festivals in Higashimatsuyama. One in the gardens beside Yakyu Inari (the baseball shrine)  and one in Botanen park.  Botanen park has approximately 6500 peonies of 150 different varieties of peony. Making it the largest peony garden in all of Japan.Read More →

Iwadono Kannon Shoboji Higashimatsuyama

Iwadono Kannon is the most common name used for Shoboji temple in Higashimatsuyama. However, on Google maps its called Shōbōji and that is the name that has stuck with me. The legendary gingko tree at Shoboji is one of my personal favorite posts on this blog! But there is moreRead More →

New Year display at Higashimatsuyama Botanen with Japanese brolleys

Botanen Park in Higashimatsuyama is the largest peony garden in all of Japan. However, more than just a peony garden, it is also a small park with several things to offer: Botanen Park Introduction Winter flowers Spring and the Peony Festival Summer flowers Autumn colors Playground Barbecue Events Information BotanenRead More →