The Sakura Festival is held every year in Yamaga Castle Park.
At this lively festival, participants thrill to the rhythms of powerful taiko drums, and there is a variety of entertainment including the annual fukumochi maki (throwing auspicious rice cakes out to the crowd), singing performance, jazz performance, and bingo game.
A big annual event in the Nakakanbayashi district, where the flickering lights of fireflies illuminate the pure waters of a stream.
The event is enlivened by many temporary stalls, a mini-concert and more.
You can wander along a tributary of the Kanbayashi River, known locally as Firefly River, and enjoy the magical sight of the fireflies flitting around in the dusk.