Events Calendar August 2018 平成30年8月のイベント・カレンダー


August 2018 Events Summary

Festival Events







Festival Events 祭り

1. Yagiri Beer Festival 矢切ビールまつり

This annual celebration is a great way to unwind with friends and family after a hard day at work. The plaza around Yagiri Station will be filled with food stalls selling all the festival favourites (be sure to try the grilled skewers!). And as the name suggests, there will also be beer available on tap, and plenty of non-alcoholic options too.

In regards to entertainment, stage performances are scheduled on both evenings to entertain the crowds. And to top it off, there will also be a beauty pageant of sorts for local girls. Exciting!

Date: Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd of August, 2018
Time: 17:00~21:00 both days
Place: Yagiri Station Plaza (Hokuso Railway)
Access: Via train, or local bus (incl. Keisei Bus 11 from Matsudo Station west exit)
※Will proceed in the case of rain, but will be cancelled in the case of stormy weather.





2. Dream fireworks 2018, brought to you by the Matsudo City community ~みんなであげる夢花火 松戸花火大会イン2018


Fireworks will blaze through the night sky in an impressive simultaneous display of light, colour and sound. This is a highlight on the annual calendar and is not to be missed!

Date: Saturday 4th of August, 2018*
*In the case of a storm or strong winds, the fireworks will be postponed to Sunday 6th August
Location: Edogawa River bank (best accessed via the road that passes the Municipal Library)
Time: 19:15~20:20

Useful information -

  • Extreme crowds are expected during the afternoon and evening, so please utilise public transportation to/from the venue
  • Please take care to avoid accident, injury, and lost children etc.
  • Please seperate and dispose of your rubbish at the designated collection spots
  • Drones and other remote controlled aerial devices are not to be used during the festival

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3. 13th Annual Sakagawa River Lantern Festival 第13回の献灯まつり

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Matsudo's iconic Sakagawa Lantern Festival! Over 1300 paper lanterns (handmade by local children) will be floated down the river as musicians entertain from the stage and delicious festival food is sold along the river bank. Be sure to try the 'Toumorokoshi' - rich local corn, char-grilled and devoured straight from the cob!

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Date: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th of August, 2018
Location: Old Matsudo Town, Sakagawa riverside (Former Isetan Dept. Store end)
Time: 15:00~21:00 both days

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4. Last Summer Festival and Bon Dance ラストサマーフェス&盆おどり

This annual event is a celebration of both traditional culture and modern pastimes. Head to Matsudo Central Park ('Chuo Koen') to enjoy free entertainment, live music, festival stalls, and Japanese bon dancing. Also keep an eye out for the many cosplayers who come every year to make the most of the festive atmosphere. What a perfect way to end the summer holiday season in Matsudo!

Dates: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of August, 2018
Time: August 25th, 13:00 - 21:00; August 26th, 13:00 - 20:00
Place: Matsudo Central Park ('Chuo Koen'), behind Ito Yokado/Plare
Access: Short walk from Matsudo Station east exit
※In the case of violent weather, the event will be cancelled



時間:8月25日:13時から21時まで、 8月26日:13時から20時まで

5. Kogane Town Festival 小金宿まつり

The Kogane Town Festival is back this year! Great music, food stalls, dancing, more dancing. ...Did I mention the dancing? Definitely not one to be missed!

Date: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of August, 2018
Time: 16:00 - 21:00 on both days
Location: JR Kita Kogane Station plaza

Highlights of the Festival:

  • Friday August 24th, 18:00 - 21:00

Festival Eve (Jazz event)

  • Saturday August 25th, 15:00 - 16:00

Music parade

TEL: 047-341-0006 (Kogane Town Festival Executive Committee, Japanese only)



日時:30年8月25日(土曜)、26日(日曜) 16時から21時まで (各日)

  • 8月24日(金曜)18時から21時: 前夜祭: ジャズフェスティバル
  • 8月25日(土曜)15時から16時: 音楽パレード

問い合わせ:同まつり実行委員会・堀 TEL 047-341-0006

6. "Sounds of a Colorful Summer Night", outdoor music and theatre @ Forest & Park for the 21st Century ドコでもシアター「夜空の下で色めき弾ける夏の音」


The 'Anywhere Theatre' is a free outdoor entertainment series run in Matsudo's Forest & Park for the 21st Century. Their upcoming event, "Sounds of a Colorful Summer Night", will be an evening of music and entertainment for the entire family.

Date: Saturday August 25th 2018
Time: 18:00 - 20:00 (The park will be open for the event from 17:30-20:30)
Location: Forest & Park for the 21st Century
Sendabori, Matsudo City (next to the Municipal Museum)

※Will proceed in the case of rain.


Exhibitions 展示

1. Planetarium screenings @ Naoko Space Planetarium プラネタリウム室のスケジュール

The Matsudo Shimin Kaikan (Citizens' Centre) is home to the 'Naoko Space Planetarium', aptly named after former astronaut and Matsudo local Naoko Yamazaki. The planetarium runs seasonal screenings. The summer schedule is as follows -

Dates: Saturday July 14th, 2018 - Thursday August 30th, 2018
Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays

August 2018 Programs:
"Mars' Closest Approach" (40min), 10:30* and 15:30
"The mysterious story of the Milk Dipper" (20min, for children), 13:30 and 14:30
※The 10:30 screening has Japanese subtitles for the hearing impaired.

Entry fee: 50yen for adults, free for children (junior school and below) and pensioners (65 years and over). Entry tickets are required and can be picked up/purchased on the 2nd floor up to 30min prior to each screening.

Location: Matsudo Shimin Kaikan. 4th floor, Matsudo 1389-1 (5-10min walk from Matsudo Station east exit)

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Other その他

1. Pear picking season has arrived! 梨もぎの季節がやっと来ました!


The wait is over! The pears are here!

There are over 50 pear farms in Matsudo City alone, growing and selling nine different varieties of pears throughout the season. Different pear varieties have different levels of sweetness, acidity and juiciness, and also differ in overall size and firmness (download the pamphlet below for more details).

Admission is free, and you only pay for the fruit you pick.

Season: Mid-August through mid-October
Price: 650 yen/kg, for both picking and direct sale
Location: All pear farms affiliated with the Matsudo Pear Farming Agritourism Association
※Please be aware that some farms only offer direct sale

問い合わせ: 事務局 文化観光国際課 TEL: 047 366 7327

2. Gathering of foreign parents and babies @ 'Hot Room Shin Matsudo' (public playspace) 海外から来たママとパパの広場 @ ほっとるーむ新松戸

On the 4th Thursday of every month the 'Hot Room Shin Matsudo' playspace holds a casual gathering for foreign parents and their babies. The session is also popular amongst parents with foreign spouses, parents who have lived overseas in the past, and those who have an interest in foreign cultures. It is completely free and open to anyone with a young child (generally up to the age of 3).

Date: Thursday August 23rd, 2018
Time: 10:30 onwards (bring a packed lunch to eat afterwards if you like)
Location: 'Hot Room Shin Matsudo', Shin Matsudo 3-1-4
Contact: 047-375-8737

For more information, visit the 'Children & Family' page.


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