April - May - June
Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival - さくらまつり
Event Explanation

The Kameoka Park is well known for its cherry blossom trees. Flower watching can be enjoyed during the day as well as in the evening, when the nearby Hirado Castle is beautifully lit up. .

Date or duration March 17th - April 13th Location Kameoka park, next to Hirado Castle, Hirado city
Availability of parking and lavatories 100 parking spots and multi-purpose room available For more information Hirado Tourist Association 0950-23-8600

Kigatsu Spring Lantern Festival - 木ヶ津千灯篭春まつり
Event Explanation This event lets you take a stroll on the temple-grounds of the Fumonji and the Fukoji temple . You can enjoy the tea ceremony or other activities whilst tasting fresh local food. This festival is best in the evening when many lanterns are lit to create a unique atmosphere for you to enjoy (ends at 21:00).
Date or duration April 5th and 6th (First weekend of April) Location Kigatsu, Hirado Island
Availability of parking and lavatories No designated parking spaces. Toilets available For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111
Hirado Azalea Festival - つつじまつり
Event Explanation The Hirado-Azalea is a type of Azalea with especially big flowers. The Hirado-Azaleas of Sakigata park are famous throughout Japan.
Date or duration April 14th - May 11th Location Sakigata park, Hirado city
Availability of parking and lavatories 20 parking spots and multi-purpose room available For more information Hirado Tourist Association 0950-23-8600

Shellfish Search! Clam-digging Tournament - あさり!どっさり!潮干狩り大会
Event Explanation A fun event for the whole family. There are lots treasures hiding in this sandy beach! There is a small participation fee for adults and children above 6.
Date or duration April 27th, 13:00~16:00 Location Senrigahama Beach, Hirado Island
Availability of parking and lavatories 100 parking spots, toilets.and multi-purpose room available For more information Nakano Fishing Cooperative Association: 0950-24-2221
Tabira Spring Festival - たびら春まつり
Event Explanation All kinds of local produce from Tabira town are on display and for sale, such as organic vegetables, fresh fish and processed goods. Colourful events like live performances will also take place.
Date or duration April 26th and 27th Location Tabira Town Hall, branch office of Hirado city hall
Availability of parking and lavatories 50 parking spots and multi-purpose room available For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111
Hirado Tokajin Festival - 平戸海道渡海人まつり
Event Explanation Local products are exhibited and sold. Many people come to the festival to buy these products or participate in the various events that are held such as dances, competitions and barbecues.
Date or duration May 3rd - 5th Location Hirado Ôhashi Bridge Park
Availability of parking and lavatories 200 parking spaces, shuttle bus runs from Hirado city. Multi-purpose room available. For more information Hirado Chamber of Commerce 0950-22-3131
Ikitsuki Spring Fair - いきつき春まつり
Event Explanation You can indulge in various local delicacies from Ikitsuki Island at this festival. You can buy local produce or enjoy ready-made dishes.
Date or duration May 4th Location 3rd and 4th: Tachiura Fishing Association
5th :Ikitsuki Ôhashi Bridge Park
Availability of parking and lavatories 60 parking spots and multi-purpose room available For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111
Tsuyoshi Chaichi Market - 津吉茶市
Event Explanation At this lively market, held in the southern part of Hirado island, many local products will be on sale. There is also a karaoke tournament and some other performances.
Date or duration May 23th -25th Location Tsuyoshi central shopping street, Hirado Island
Availability of parking and lavatories 100 parking spots. Toilets available For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111

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Open Garden Fair - 平戸お庭めぐり
Event Explanation 9 residences will open their gardens to the general public this weekend. Among them are samurai houses that have been designated as important cultural properties. Many types of flowers such as cherry blossom and Azalea's can be enjoyed in the gardens. Cafe Kumazawa is a good place to start. Map
Date or duration April 19th - 20th Location Cafe Kumazawa and other samurai houses in Hirado.
Availability of parking and lavatories 15 parking spots available For more information Hirado Garden Preservation Society: 0950-23-3487
William Adams Memorial Ceremony - 按針忌
Event Explanation This event remembers William Adams, an englishman who greatly contributed to the establishment of both the Dutch and the English Trading Post in Hirado. William Adams , who is called Miura Anjin in Japanese, worked and died in Hirado. The memorial service on sunday, organised by HIRA-no-kai starts at 10am.
Date or duration May 25th Location Sakigata Park, Hirado city
Availability of parking and lavatories 20 parking spots and multi-purpose room available For more information HIRA-no-kai: 0950-23-3833
Nakatsura Firefly Festival - 中津良川蛍まつり
Event Explanation The local community in Nakatsura takes special care to keep the river clean so that every year many fireflies can be seen along the Nakatsura river, in the south of Hirado. A walking path along the river allows for a pleasant stroll amidst the fireflies. There will be a small event on May 31st.
Date or duration May 19th to June 9th Location Nakatsura, Hirado island
Availability of parking and lavatories 20 parking spots available For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111