• Yugawara Ume Grove Ume Party
  • Yugawara Ume Grove Ume Party
  • Yugawara Ume Grove Ume Party 2

Yugawara Ume Grove Ume Party

The red and white blossoms of about 4,000 ume (plum) trees come out gloriously, like a “carpet of ume,” and the whole park is enveloped in the faint fragrance of the blooms.

Running Period February 6th (Sat.) – March 13th (Sun.), 2016
※The running period may be extended depending on the flowers' blooming status.
Hours 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission fee 200 JPY (15-year-olds and older ※Except for junior high school third year students.)
★ Payment by “Suica” and “PASMO” cards accepted.
Illuminated ume grove Feb. 27th (Sat.) – March 6th (Sun.), 2016
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
※Admission is free during lit-up hours.
Parking fees Standard vehicles: 500 JPY/visit Large-sized buses: 2,000 JPY/visit
Stalls Open every day during the period mentioned above.
※In case of inclement weather, hours may be shortened.
Blooming status The blossoms are still mostly in the bud, but starting to bloom.
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Event schedule 【Events for viewing】

Opening ceremony:
Yugawara Onsen geigis’ dance group,
Yutapon Five
Feb. 6th, 2016 (Sat.) Starting at noon.
[In case of rainy weather: same time on Sunday, Feb.7th.]
Performance by Creative Japanese Drum Group “Syu” Feb. 13th, 2016 (Sat.)
Starting at 11:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. [Canceled in case of rain.]
Performance by the Soyo Senior High School Japanese Drum Club Feb. 14th, 2016 (Sun.)
Starting at 11:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. [Canceled in case of rain.]
The Kyogen (Noh Farce) Party Part 1 Feb. 20th (Sat.), 2016From 2:00 p.m. [In case of rain, same time on Sunday, Feb. 21st.]

Part 2 Feb. 20th (Sat.), 2016
From 7:00 p.m. [In case of rain, same time on Sunday, Feb. 21st]
※A fusion of kyogen performance and projection mapping

Projection mapping Feb. 20th (Sat.) – Feb. 24th (Wed.), 2016
From 7:00 p.m.
 Yugawara Onsen geigis’ dance March 5th (Sat.), 2016
Starting at noon. [Canceled in case of rain.]
The Sound of Makuyama (Koto performance) Mar. 12th (Sat.), 2016
From 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. [Canceled in case of rain.]
Telling and reading of folk tales and famous stories Every Sunday during the period mentioned above
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Joint performance of Japanese folk songs and Tsugaru-shamisen by Mitsuna Oyama, a Japanese folk singer from Yugawara, and  special guest: Chikudo Takahashi, a Tsugaru-shamisen player
Feb. 27th (Sat.), 2016
Starting at noon. [Canceled in case of rain.]

Event schedule 【Hands-on experiences】

 Making natural works of art
(Fee: 100 JPY)
Feb. 15th (Mon.) & 22nd (Mon.), 2016
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 Making fancy Girls’ Festival dolls
(Fee: 100 JPY)
Mar. 3rd (Thu.), 2016
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 Makuyama Hiking
(Prior applications required. Participation fee: 500 JPY)
 Feb. 26th (Fri.), Mar. 4th (Fri.) & 11th (Fri.), 2016
※Applications required.
※Send applications to: Yugawara Onsen Tourism Association, Phone: 0465-64-1234
Hot footbath
(Free of charge)
NPO YUGAWARA GENKI-TAI
Every Tuesday and Thursday during the period mentioned above
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Photos of Yugawara’s Nature Exhibition
【Yugawara Town Library】
Feb. 24th (Wed.) – Mar. 10th (Thu.), 2016
Venue: Yugawara Town Library