Sagamihara Carp Streamer Festival

Kanagawa's Golden Week celebration for children

Late Apr
Early May
Venue: Sagami river When: Late Apr - Early May 2020

Every year during Golden Week, the city of Sagamihara celebrates Children's Day by hosting the 'Oyoge Koi-no-bori Sagamigawa' festival. Approximately 1,200 carp-shaped wind socks are strung across the Sagami River for all to enjoy. The spirited carp is a symbol of Children's Day and many are displayed in the hope that kids will grow up strong and healthy. During the festival, almost 100 food stalls are lined up to create a temporary 'street' so that visiting families can picnic under the beautiful carp streamers.

Visit the festival website to learn more.

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Sandra Isaka

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As an intercultural consultant & Japan travel specialist with 20+ years in Japan, I love sharing my favorite places with others.