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Chita-City [Event Period Changed]
Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)

Date : 02/08/2020 - 03/01/2020


  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)

No, Those Aren’t Cherry Blossoms, but Plum Tree Blossoms "Ume," a Different Kind of Beautiful!

Around Souri-ike Lake in Chita-City is located the best plum grove in the whole prefecture, with approximately 5,800 trees representing 25 species, and a plum festival is held there from mid-February until mid-March, when the plum trees are in glorious bloom. The festival period includes various stage events, including the "Mino no Kuni Iwamura-jo Onna-daiko" troupe of female drummers from Iwamura-cho in Gifu Prefecture and performances of Intangible Folkloric Cultural Heritages such as "Owari Manzai," the traditional stand-up comedy shows, and "Asakura no Hashigo-jishi."

The 2020 Souri Lake Plum Festival will end on Sunday, March 1st. Some events on March 1st have been changed or cancelled.>>>Event Period and Contents Change Notice on the Official Chita-City Web Site (Japanese)

  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)

Enjoy the Gorgeous Blossoms of the Largest Plum Tree Grove in All of Aichi Prefecture!

Right before the celebrated sakura cherry blossoms begin around the country, you can see the plum tree blossoms everywhere. Easy to spot by their stronger colors, those blooming trees have a beauty of their own which, some argue, are more attractive than the pale sakura itself.

The most expansive orchard of plum trees in Aichi is the Souri Park, in the city of Chita, south of Nagoya. Decorated by 5,800 specimens of 25 varieties, this place becomes a wonderful sight starting in early spring. The trees are planted in a mixed fashion including early, mid and late bloomers, so you can enjoy a long flowering period of about a month. Like many other places, the city annually holds the Plum Festival, or "Ume Matsuri", but this one's vastness makes it the most impressive by far.

  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)

The plum trees at this place have a dramatic history. The Ise Bay Typhoon of 1959 affected it massively. Then, construction of a nearby dam inundated a great part of the original trees. The local residents, with help from the Aichi government, replanted and cared for lots of seedlings, thus returning the park to its current glory.

  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)

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Date : February 8th (Saturday) to March 1st (Sunday), 2020
Holding time : Souri Park (Souri Midoritohana no Fureai Koen)
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Place : Souri Park Bairin Plum Orchard
Location : 〒478-0018
3-101 Souridai, Chita-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Souri Park (Souri Midoritohana no Fureai Koen)
Fee : Free
Parking : Available
*: Extensive traffic congestion expected in the roads surrounding the venue. Please use public transportation as best as possible.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0562-51-5637(Chita City Tourism Association - Closed on Mondays)
0562-36-2664(Event Organization - Closed on weekends and holidays)
Holidays : Monday (the following weekday if Monday is a public holiday), year-end and New Year's (December 28th to January 4th)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Meitetsu Nagoya Station take the Meitetsu Tokoname Line, alight at Asakura Station and look for the Chita Bus running the Souri Line. Get off at Umenoyakataguchi (梅の館口) and walk eastwards 5 min.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Coming from the Chita Peninsula Toll Road (Chita-Hanto Road), exit the Higashiura-Chita I.C. turning right to head west by Route 24. After 1.5km, Route 24 level-crosses the Meitetsu Kowa Line railway and after the following intersection veers slightly to the right. Head northwest for 240m then turn left at the bifurcation and head towards the large power transmission line tower. Follow the road for 650m and turn left upon reaching the red-white transmission line tower, then turn right after 50m. Another 1.5km and the park will be to the left of the road.

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