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Handa-City Gon's Autumn Festival (Gon-no-Aki Matsuri) and Red Spider Lily Fields of the Yakachigawa River Banks (Yakachigawa Higanbana)

Date : 09/20/2018 - 10/04/2018


  • Gon's Autumn Festival (Gon-no-Aki Matsuri) and Red Spider Lily Fields at the Yakachigawa River Banks (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Gon's Autumn Festival (Gon-no-Aki Matsuri) and Red Spider Lily Fields at the Yakachigawa River Banks (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Gon's Autumn Festival (Gon-no-Aki Matsuri) and Red Spider Lily Fields at the Yakachigawa River Banks (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Gon's Autumn Festival (Gon-no-Aki Matsuri) and Red Spider Lily Fields at the Yakachigawa River Banks (Yakachigawa Higanbana)

Come see the vast red spider lily fields (called "higanbana" in Japan) that start to bloom this season and paint the embankments along the Yakachigawa River with vivid and beautiful ruby tones! Handa was the birthplace of Nankichi Niimi, the famous author of "Gon, the Little Fox" (Gongitsune), a children’s story massively known in the country. And the higanbana celebration borrows its name from the little fox. The festival has countless events schedule during its period, including an exotic parade of brides along the flowery embankments. Besides that, Handa is also home to the MIZKAN Sake & Vinegar Museum and the massive transportation water canal at "Kura-no-Machi", and also the "Akarenga" Red Brick Building, which will be respectively holding special events during Gon's Autumn Festival.

2018 Schedule

Gon's Autumn Festival (Gon-no-Aki Matsuri) and Red Spider Lily Fields of the Yakachigawa River Banks (Yakachigawa Higanbana)

•Red Spider Lily Blossoms
From September 20th (Saturday) to October 4th (Sunday), 2017

•Red Spider Lilies Marriage Ceremony and Brides Parade
September 23rd (Sunday), 2018 from 2:30 PM
From Yanabe Hachimansha Shrine to the Yakachigawa River embankments

•Guide & Rodoku Reading + Musical Event
September 23rd (Sunday) and 26th (Wednesday), 2018
From 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
At the Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum
(Needs reservation by phone, tel 0569-26-4888, accepts from September 1st (Saturday), 2018 at 9:30 AM)
Participation limited to 15 guests, Free of Charge

•Evening Illumination Hana-no-Hikari Project
September 29th (Saturday), 2018 from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
September 30th (Sunday), 2018 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Venue: Yakachigawa River embankments
*: Illumination lights up from 6:00 PM.
*: Workshop only on 29th (Saturday).

•Nankichi Nursery Tales - Picture Card Show by Street Performer
Weekends and holidays during the event, from 10:30 AM and from 1:30 PM (2 sessions)
At the Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum and Yakachigawa River embankments

Gon's Autumn Festival (Gon-no-Aki Matsuri) and Red Spider Lily Fields of the Yakachigawa River Banks (Yakachigawa Higanbana)

Gon's Autumn Festival (Gon-no-Aki Matsuri) and Red Spider Lily Fields of the Yakachigawa River Banks (Yakachigawa Higanbana)

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : From September 20th (Thursday) to October 4th (Thursday), 2018
Place : Area around the Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum, embankments of the Yakachigawa River, etc.
Location : 〒475-0966
1-10-1 Yanabe Nishimachi, Handa-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum)
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Available (Temporary parking lot at the Ai-Plaza Handa, shuttle bus free of charge available).
*: Parking Lot of the Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum cannot be used on weekends and holidays during the event duration.
*: Due to limited parking facilities availability, guests are kindly requested to use public transportation as best as possible.
Phone number : 0569-32-3264 (Handa Tourism Association)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    15min westwards walk from Handaguchi Station of the Meitetsu Kowa Line (board from Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 5min (1.8km) eastwards from Handa Chuo I.C. of the Chitahanto Toll Road (Chita Peninsula Toll Road)

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