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Event Schedule

These are introductions for tourists about events will be held through four seasons.

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Lists for sightseeing spots

This is an introduction of main tourist places in Tatebayashi city.

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Specialty Products

This is an introduction of major specialty products in Tatebayashi.

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Profiles of Tatebayashi

We, Tatebayashi city, will be very much looking forward to overseas visitors. Tatebayashi city locates nearly in the middle of the Kanto region, where is the east southern part of the Gunma prefecture, called "Crane perform shaped". The spring starts by SAKURA (cherry blossoms) and colorful carp banners. Soon will be colored by Azaleas, Japanese water irises, and Lotus flowers, of beautiful flowers in each season. Japanese traditions of the Fireworks and the Festivals also will be held on a grand scale. Tatebayashi is the closest city to Tokyo among the Gunma prefecture. It takes only about 70km to Asakusa, about an hour by Tohoku highway or Tobu railway so that many people visit here for a day trip place.

Access

【By car】

It takes only 70 minutes from the TOKYO SKY TREE. It is easy to access to Tatebayashi. From Tokyo, take TOHOKU HIGHWAY toward SENDAI, get off at TATEBAYASHI EXIT and go to Tatebayashi city on general road. Otherwise, take KANETSU HIGHWAY toward NIIGATA, change into KITAKANTO HIGHWAY through TAKASAKI JUNCTION, get off at the OTAKIRYU EXIT and go to Tatebayashi city on the general road. (about 30 min)

【By train】

Take Express at the ASAKUSA station of the TOBU RAILS. It only 60 minutes and very close from Tokyo. Get off at the TATEBAYASHI station, TOBU-ISEZAKI LINE. You can use taxi or city bus at the station.

Event Schedule

TATEBAYASHI SAKURA(cherry blossoms) Festival

TATEBAYASHI SAKURA(cherry blossoms) Festival

Opening Season: From end of March to early of April (every year)
Opening Place: 1-3, Shiromachi, Tatebayashi city, Gunma, Japan
There are sight to see the collaboration of Japanese flower "SAKURA “(cherry blossoms) colonnade, colorful carp banners and paper lanterns.

The Village Festival of colorful carp banners

The Village Festival of colorful carp banners

Opening season: From end of March to early of May(every year)
Opening Place: 1-3, Shiromachi, Tatebayashi city, Gunma, Japan
In Japan, there is a custom, which exhibits carp shaped colorful streamers as we wish to have a good growing for boys. About 5,000 of the colorful carp banners are trailed at the 5places in the city. The numbers of the banners were certified on the world record as the most flying carps in 2005. The night time light up also is very gorgeous.

The Azaleas Festival

The Azaleas Festival

Opening Season: From early of April to early of May (every year)
Opening Place: 3278 Hanayama cho, Tatebayashi city, Gunma, Japan
About 10,000 Azalea seedlings are in full bloom. Especially 4m height of Old Trees and Gigantic trees of YAMATSUTSUJI (Rhododendron) are unique in the world. The place is specified as a「scenic place」of our country.

Tatebayashi Japanese Water Irises Festival

Tatebayashi Japanese Water Irises Festival

Opening season: From early of June to end of June(every year)
Opening Place: 8-1, Obiki cho, Tatebayashi city, Gunma, Japan
About 270 kinds of Japanese water irises are in full bloom. During the season, some events, such as selling the Japanese water irises, taking flower husks by flower picking girls, will be held.

Summer Shironuma Lotus flowers Festival

Summer Shironuma Lotus flowers Festival

Opening season: From middle of July to Middle of August(every year)
Opening Place: 3252 Hanayama cho, Yatebayashi city, Gunma, Japan
During the season, it will be operated cruising tours for exploring the Lotus flowers. The Lotus flower meals also will be served in a limited quantity.

Tatebayashi Festival

Tatebayashi Festival

Opening season: 3rd Sunday of July and the previous day (every year)
Opening Place: Honcho street, Honcho, Tatebayashi city, Gunma, Japan
Please enjoy the dance with the traditional folk song, a powerful portable shrine, parade, and so on.

Tatebayashi Arm-Held Fireworks Festival

Tatebayashi Arm-Held Fireworks Festival

Opening season: late Saturday of July (every year)
Opening Place: Tatebayashi City Hall open space, Shiromachi, Ttebayashicity, Gunma, Japan
It is very powerful called「Tezutsu hanabi」, which is an Arm-hold firework, shoot off by keeping it in your hand! You can also enjoy the big scale fireworks.

Introduction of Tourist Attractions

Morinji

 Morinji

Address: 1570 Horikucho, Tatebayashi city, Gunma, Japan
Hours: 9am-16pm, Thursday irregular holidays
Price: Adult 300yen (Treasure house only)
This temple has folklore that raccoon dog, which turned itself into a teakettle, brought fortune. There are 24 raccoon dog icons on the main approach, and their costumes are changeable depends on the seasons.

Mukai Chiaki Children’s  Science Museum

 Mukai Chiaki Children’s Science Museum

Address: 2-2, Shiromachi, Tatebayashi city, Gunma, Japan
Hours:9am-17pm Closed; Monday, others
Price: Adult 320 yen
This Science Museum associated with an Astronaut Chiaki Mukai, who is from Tatebayashi. The attraction “Moonwalker” is very popular among children as we could have an experience of the Moon gravity. You can also enjoy a planet world by a digital planetarium, which is the biggest size in Japan.

Azaleas Film Museum

 Azaleas Film Museum

Address: 3181, Hanayama cho, Tatebayashi city, Gunma, Japan
Hours:9am-17pm, Closed: Monday, others
Price: Adult 490 Yen
Please enjoy the 4D Films of Tatebayashi flower “Azaleas”. You can experience more realistic feelings through vibrations, mists, winds and so on.

Flour Milling Museum

 Flour Milling Museum

Address: 6-1 Sakae cho, Tatebayshi city, Gunma, Japan
Hours: 10am-16:30pm, Closed: Monday, others
Price: Adult 200 Yen
Tatebayashi is a famous habitat of wheat. Here introduces how to process from wheat to flour.

Tobu Treasure Garden

 Tobu Treasure Garden

Address: 1050 Horiku cho, Tatebayashi city, Gunma, Japan
Hours, holidays, prices are changeable depend on the seasons.
In spring, Moss phlox, Nemophila, Roses are full bloomed. In fall, autumn roses and cosmoses are very colorful.

Specialty Products

Mugirakugan (Japanese sweets with wheat), Jizake(local sake), Soy source, Udon, Tatebayashi Tsumugi(Local pongee),and so on. Please try Tatebayashi unique local products for your souvenir.

Specialty Products

Leaflet download

English, Chinese, Korean guide map. Download here.

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Address, Inquiry

1-1Shiromachi, Tatebayashi city, Gunma, Japan, Zip 374-8051
Commerce and Tourism Department, Tatebayashi City Hall,

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