Events Calendar June 2019 令和元年6月のイベント・カレンダー
June 2019 Events Summary
Festival Events 祭り
1. Hydrangea season @ Hondo-ji Temple 本土寺に咲くあじさい
Also known as the 'Hydrangea Temple', Hondo-ji Temple is a popular local spot for enjoying the hydrangeas that bloom during early summer. The temple grounds are expansive - perfect for a peaceful stroll and for taking photos.
Hydrangea season begins in mid-June and concludes in early July, so don't miss your chance! The warm weather and floral backdrop make for a very pleasant visit.
Dates: Mid-June to early July (dependent upon weather)
Open: Daily, 8:00~17:00 (last entry 16:30)
Location: Hiraga 63 (10 minute walk from JR Kita-Kogane Stn)
Fee: Middle school age and above - 500 yen, Children - 300 yen
2. Matsudo Food Education Festival 松戸食育まつり
This festival provides a good opportunity for kids and their parents to learn about healthy eating habits and the importance of food through many enjoyable activities.
There will be a lot of booths, quizzes, games and activities you may have never tried before. like shaving dried bonitos. Kids can participate in these activities and earn points they can redeem for
fresh ‘edamame’ (green soybean) grown in Matsudo (limited quantity).
This festival is completely free and open to families with kids (generally up to elementary school students).
Time: Saturday June 8th, 2019
Hours: 11:30 - 16:00
Location: Matsudo Citizen’s Hall (Matsudo Shimin Kaikan)
Matsudo 1389-1 (5-10min walk from Matsudo Station East Exit)
Participation Fee: None
Take a look at last year's festival:
1. "Matsudo through the Camera Lens - From Post-WWII to the Present" Photo Exhibition @ Matsudo Municipal Museum 松戸市立博物館の展示 「カメラがとらえた松戸の風景－戦後から平成まで」
As we enter the Reiwa era, let us take a nostalgic look back at the city of Matsudo and see how it has changed between the mid-Showa and Heisei eras. This exhibit is free to everyone, so please come and enjoy it!
Dates: April 23th - June 9th, 2019 9:30-17:00 (last entry 16:30)
Location: Exhibition hall, Matsudo Municipal Museum. Sendabori 671, Matsudo City
Admission fee: Nil.
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' Center) is home to the 'Naoko Space Planetarium,' aptly named after former astronaut and Matsudo local Naoko Yamazaki. The planetarium runs seasonal screenings. The spring schedule is as follows -
Dates: Thursday 3rd of May - Sunday 1st of July, 2019
Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
June 2019 Programs:
"Space Laboratory ISS" (40min), 10:30* and 15:30
"A Battle of Wits! Heracles vs. Atlas" (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. 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 27th of June, 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.