Events Calendar August 2019 令和元年8月のイベント・カレンダー
August 2019 Events Summary
Festival Events 祭り
1. Dream fireworks 2019, 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2019
2019 Festival Poster
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 3rd of August, 2019*
*In the case of a storm or strong winds, the fireworks will be postponed to Sunday 4th August
Location: Edogawa River bank (best accessed via the road that passes the Municipal Library)
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
2. 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 7th & Thursday 8th of August, 2019
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.
3. 14th Annual Sakagawa River Lantern Festival 第14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!
Date: Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of August, 2019
Location: Old Matsudo Town, Sakagawa riverside (near Matsudo Shrine)
Time: 15:00~21:00 both days
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 24th and Sunday 25th of August, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 20:00 both days
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：12:00 - 20:00 各日
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: Friday 30th & Saturday 31st of August; Sunday 1st of September 2019
Time: Aug 30th: 18:00-21:00; Aug 31st: 15:00-21:00; Sep 1st: 16:00-21:00
Location: JR Kita Kogane Station plaza
TEL: 047-341-0006 (Kogane Town Festival Executive Committee, Japanese only)
時間： 8月30日：18時から21時まで； 8月31日：15時から21時まで； 9月1日：16時から21時まで
問い合わせ：同まつり実行委員会・堀 TEL 047-341-0006
1. Summer Exhibition "The Beauty of Sakagawa River and Edogawa River" @ Tojo Museum of History 夏季展 「坂川・江戸川水景色」＠戸定歴史館
When Akitake Tokugawa moved to Matsudo and build the Tojo-tei House in 1884, he became passionate about photography. He often went out alone taking pictures of daily life and nature around Matsudo. And now, those photos have become valuable historical materials. This time, Tojo Museum of History would like to share a part of this treasure - the beauty of Sakagawa River and Edogawa River through Akitake’s lens.
Dates: Saturday July 20th - Monday 23rd of September, 2019 (open daily, excl. Mondays)
Hours: 9:30 - 17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Venue: Tojo Museum of History, Matsudo 714-1 (ten min. walk from Matsudo Station East Exit)
Fee: General 150 yen, High school/University students 100 yen (includes entry to Tojo-tei House)
2. 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 13th, 2019 - Saturday August 31st, 2019
Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
August 2019 Programs:
"To the Moon Again" (40min), 10:30* and 15:30
"The Story of Lyra" (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)
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 free paper 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： 松戸市観光協会 TEL: 047-703-1100
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 22nd, 2019
Time: 10:30 onwards (bring a packed lunch to eat afterwards if you like)
Location: 'Hot Room Shin Matsudo', Shin Matsudo 3-1-4
For more information, visit the 'Children & Family' page.
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