Misato & Haruna Plum Grove Festivals

 

In early March, the city’s two plum groves, Haruna and Misato, burst into bloom covering the hills with light pink flowers and spreading the sweet scent of plums. Both groves hold festivals to welcome these first breaths of spring.

 

Misato Plum Festival

Period: Early to late March, with live stage performances on Sundays 11th and 18th March, and outdoor tea ceremony held daily between Saturday 17th and Wednesday 21st March.

Highlights: Handouts of plum products, local produce and foods on sale, stage performances, etc.

Place: Misato Plum Grove, Zenji & Kanisawa areas

Parking: 300 yen per car.

 

Haruna Plum Festival

Date: Sunday 18th March, from 9:30am

Highlights: Free samples of plum products, horse and cart rides around the grove, games, Japanese taiko drum performance, etc.

Place: Haruna Culture Center “Ecole” (Takasaki-shi Kami-Satomi-machi 1072-1)