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Last updated: April 23, 2021
Join traditional festivities to celebrate plum blossom season
At the end of winter, the hills above the Akima River in the town of Annaka burst into bloom with pink and white Japanese plum blossoms. The roughly 35,000 plum blossom trees here attract visitors from all over the Kanto area.
The Akima Ume Grove Festival celebrates the blossoms with delicious snacks and traditional events, including taiko drum performances, a mochi rice cake pounding contest, and a flea market.
672 Nishikamiakima, Annaka ( Map)
About 20 minutes by car from Matsuida-Myogi IC of Joshin-Etsu Expressway
February 20-late March, 2021
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