January - February - March
Illumination Fest 2014 - 光のフェスタ2014
Event Explanation Every night during this period decorations put up throughout the park will be illuminated from 18:00 to 21:00. Enjoy a stroll through the park under brightly lit arches and many different kinds of designs.
Date or duration Dec 6th - Jan 12th Location Tabira Park
Availability of parking and lavatories Available For more information Illumination Fest Committee 0950-57-3347


Hirado Flounder Festival - 平戸ひらめまつり
Event Explanation Hirado takes a leading position in the flounder fishing industry of Japan. In the flounder fishing season, you can enjoy tasty flounder dishes at various restaurants and hotels in the city.
Date or duration January 16th - March 31st Location Various hotels and restaurants throughout Hirado
Availability of parking and lavatories Available For more information Hirado Tourist Association 0950-23-8600
Burning of the fields of Kawachi-tôge Pass - 川内峠野焼き
Event Explanation Every year in February the fields of Kawachi-tôge Pass, with about 30 hectares the largest grass fields in Saikai National Park are burned. These burning grass fields are quite a sight to see.
Date or duration February 1st (first sunday in February) Location Kawachi-tôge Pass,Hirado Island
Availability of parking and lavatories 25 parking spots.
Toilets available
For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111

Konaki Crybaby Sumo - 子泣き相撲
Event Explanation The Konaki Crybaby Sumo is held annually at the Saikyô-ji Temple on `Setsubun`, or the beginning of spring. Two babies at a time are brought onto the sumo ring to compete. The first one to cry after the referee has shouted `Hakkeyoi` is the winner
Date or duration February 3rd Location In front of the pagoda of the Saikyô-ji Temple, Hirado City
Availability of parking and lavatories 100 parking spots.
Toilets available
For more information Saikyô-ji Temple 0950-22-2469
Ikitsuki Road Race - いきつきロード大会
Event Explanation In this race, runners from Hirado as well from further afield come to compete. There are over twenty categories depending on age and distance. The race is quite popular as everyone is welcome to participate. It takes places along the coastline of Ikitsuki.
Date or duration February 8th Location Start and finish: Ikitsuki branch office of the Hirado city hall
Availability of parking and lavatories Available For more information Hirado Lifelong Learning Division 0950-22-4111
Hirado Channel Market 3rd anniversary - 平戸瀬戸市場3周年記念-誕生祭-
Event Explanation Come see the vast line-up, and sales demonstrations, of the best seasonal local products. You can also enjoy local dishes made with seasonal products in one of the restaurants while overlooking the Hirado channel.
Date or duration Last third of February Location Hirado Channel Market in Tabira harbour
Availability of parking and lavatories Parking space and toilets available For more information Hirado Channel Market 0950-21-1977
Hirado fair of Camellia and local products - 平戸つばきフェア
Event Explanation At the center of this exhibition are displays of various Camellia and local products. At the exhibition one can also buy products from the region. Also the gardens of participating old Sumurai residences will be open for viewing. A shuttle bus will run between the different venues.
Date or duration February 28th - March 1st Location Tabira Civil Center
and North Civil Center
Availability of parking and lavatories 20 parking spots and multi-purpose room available For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111

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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 Mid March - Mid April
TBA
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
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