Events Calendar September 2019 令和元年9月のイベント・カレンダー
September 2019 Events Summary
Festival Events 祭り等
1. Ryutetsu Beer Train 流鉄BEER電車
The Ryutetsu-Nagareyama Railway is a small independent rail line that operates between Matsudo and Nagareyama (just 5.7km in total). For one evening only, a train carriage will be parked at the Nagareyama terminal and turned into a 'Beer Train', with live music and, of course, beer! There will also be food areas with tables, tourism booths, and rail exhibitions. Be sure to mark it in your calendar!
Date: Saturday September 7th, 2019
Time: 15:00 - 21:00
Venue: Nagareyama Station
2. Higashi Matsudo Festival 東松戸まつり
The 12th annual Higashi Matsudo Festival is set to take place in late September. The main stage schedule is filled with live music, dancing, and demonstrations from a variety of community groups. Countless food stalls will be on site to satisfy even the strongest of hunger pangs, and there will also be a flea market. Don't miss your chance to snap up a bargain!
Date: Saturday, September 28th*, 2019
*postponed to the 29th in the case of heavy rain
Time: 8:30 - 15:30
Venue: Higashi Matsudo Central Park (5 minutes walk from Higashi Matsudo Station on both the JR and Hokuso lines)
※Please note that there is no parking available on site. It is recommended that you utilise public transport or come on foot/by bicycle.
3. Autumn Flower Festival 秋の花まつり
Held amongst the 'Flower Line' cosmos flower beds alongside the Edogawa River, the Autumn Flower Festival is a lovely day out in the local community. There will be educational booths, marine life exhibitions, quiz challenges, canoe experiences, flowers for sale, and more! Matsudo-san will also join with us at the festival!
Date: Saturday, September 28th 2019
Location: Edogawa River, under the Kami-katsushika Bridge (approx. 20min walk from Matsudo Station)
*will be postponed to Sunday the in the case of rain. If it rains both days, the event will be cancelled
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
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 autumn schedule is as follows -
Dates: Saturday September 7th, 2019 - Sunday October 20th, 2019
Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
September 2019 Programs:
"The One and Only Moon" (40min), 10:30* and 15:30
"The Story of Delphinus" (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 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 松戸市観光協会 TEL: 047-703-1100
4. 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 September 26th, 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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