Kasama Azalea Festival (Kasama City)
Kasama Azalea Festival dates back to 1967 when the citizens of Kasama started a movement to plant as many azalea plants as the number of people in Kasama. The festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. The festival venue, Kasama Azalea Park, is located on the side of a small mountain and has an area of 7 hectares. During the azalea season from late April to early May, around 8500 azalea plants cover the hillside in a sea of red. Various events are held around the area to coincide with the azalea festival.
616-7 Kasama, Kasama City, Ibaraki
Kasama Tourism Association: 0296-72-9222
By public transport: 5 minutes by Kasama Loop Bus or 25 minutes walk from Kasama Station. Take the Kasama Loop Bus from Kasama Station and get off at Kasama Nichido Museum of Art. Walk 3 minutes. Alternatively, 15 minutes on the Kasama Loop Bus from Tomobe Station.
By car: 15 minutes from Kasama-Nishi IC on the Kita-Kanto Expressway. 20 minutes from Iwama IC on the Joban Expressway heading towards Kasama/Tomobe area. 5km from Tomobe IC on the Kita-Kanto Expressway heading towards Kasama area.
HOURSApril 13 - May 6, 2019, 8:00 - 18:00
ADMISSIONAdults (high school students and older): ¥500