Emmei Temple 48,000days (festival)


Women and men, both young and old, from around the area come to Emmei Temple to attend this festival. If you visit on this day, it is said that you will enjoy 48,000 days of merit and benevolence. The temple grounds are filled with food stalls and people visiting this summer festival. After visiting the shrine, why not stretch your legs for a bit by strolling along the cool river at dusk? You might be met by a beautiful sunset while strolling along the road and the waterside.

Matsuda Sight-seeing Festival & Ashigara Firework Festival


(Late August)
The Matsuda Tourism Festival has been a big event in Matsuda Town since 1973. There are parades, fireworks, and much more. Among the main highlights are SAMURAI Parade and ‘hyakuhatte’ (lit: 108 fires). This festival gets bigger every year, and was recently selected as one of the top 50 festivals in Kanagawa Prefecture. It is one of the biggest summer events in the area. Since 2000 a shared firework festival is also held by Matsuda Town and Kaisei Town. Enjoy the fireworks from the river terrace, lighting up the Ashigara night sky.

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