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Nanaore Ume (Plum) Festival

Various events such as ume (plum) seed spitting contest and mochimaki (rice cake giveaways) are held in conjunction with the blossoming period of 30 varieties of roughly 16,000 Japanese plum trees.

  • Nanaore Ume (Plum) Festival
Date(s) of event February 20 - March 10
Entrance fees 300 yen for adults, free for children of junior high age and younger
Location Nanaore, Tobe Town
For more information Tobe Town Office 089-962-7288
Nanaore-Ume Union 089-962-3064
Website For more information on blossoming periods, etc., please see the Nanaore Baien (plum orchard) website.

Tobe-yaki Ware Festival

This big event for Tobe-yaki ware is attended by more than 100,000 people a year. More than 100,000 goods, from daily ceramic ware to high-quality porcelain, are offered for sale at bargain prices.

  • Tobe-yaki Ware Festival
Date(s) of event The 3rd Saturday and Sunday of April
Location Tobe Tokaido Yutori Park,
Tobeyaki Traditional Industrial Hall,
Tobe Town Society of Commerce and Industry Building
For more information Tobe Town Office 089-962-7288
During the Festival 090-4788-1553

Hotaru Firefly Festival

This event is held at various locations in Tobe to watch fireflies during their peak season.

  • Hotaru Firefly Festival
Date(s) of event Late May - mid June
Location Near JA Toyama Economic Center (Toyama, Tobe Town) and other places
For more information Tobe Town Office 089-962-7288

Mt. Gongen Nagashi Somen Noodle

This popular festival, which is held at the foot of the 440-meter-high Mt. Gongen, features fine, white nagashi somen noodles that are served flowing in a small flume to help people cool off amid the heat of summer.

  • Mt. Gongen Nagashi Somen Noodle
Date(s) of event Early July - early September
Open every day during the event period
10:00 - 16:30
Fees

600 yen for junior high age and older,
300 yen for elementary school students,
200 yen for younger children.
Additional servings of dashi broth are 50 yen each.

Location Mt. Gongen Rest Area
For more information During the event period at the rest area on Mt. Gongen 089-969-2152
Outside of the event period at Tobe Town Office 089-962-7288

Autumn Tobe-yaki Ware Festival

More than 60 potteries sell their products at bargain prices.

  • Autumn Tobe-yaki Ware Festival
Date(s) of event First Saturday and Sunday in November
Location Tobe Tokaido Yutori Park
For more information Tobe Town Office 089-962-7288
During the Festival 090-4788-1553

Tobe Tokaido Porcelain Road Festival

At this festival, exhibits by local residents of artistic culture as well as presentations of the results of their activities.

  • Tobe Tokaido Porcelain Road Festival
Date(s) of event First Saturday and Sunday in November
Location Chuo Public Hall, Culture Center
For more information Chuo Public Hall 089-962-4822

The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido Stamp Rally

Events

Members of the Tobe Tourism Association

  • Looking - This is an introduction to sightseeing spots.
  • Experiencing - This is an introduction to hands-on facilities.
  • Buying - This is an introduction to shopping.
  • Dining - This is an introduction to gourmet dining.
  • Useful information - This is an introduction to overnight accommodation, transportation, etc.
  • The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido Stamp Rally
  • Tobe-yaki
  • Local specialties of Tobe Town
  • Tobe Town
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