Recommended Event for Girls in Chiba! Katsuura Big Hina Matsuri

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See Beautiful Hina Dolls!

A large-scale Hina Matsuri has been held annually in Katsuura City of Chiba Prefecture since 2001.
Hina Matsuri, otherwise known as doll festivals, are traditional Japanese events held since long ago to pray for healthy growth for young girls. Hina dolls and peach blossoms are used as decorations, and you can enjoy white sake and sushi.
A total of around 30,000 Hina dolls donated from around the country decorate areas across the city, so you can enjoy the dolls even just by walking around town.

There are also a variety of events and food stalls to enjoy during the festival.

Tomisaki Shrine, Stone Steps, Around 1,800 Dolls

A particularly famous part of Katsuura’s Hina Matsuri is the approximately 1,800 dolls that decorate the 60 stone steps of Tomisaki Shrine. Starting in the evening, the area is also illuminated.

Tomisaki Shrine
Address: 1 Hamakatsuura, Katsuura, Chiba Prefecture
Hours: 9:00-19:00 ※Suspended during poor weather

Kakuoji, Main Temple Gate, Around 600 Dolls

Kakuoji, Main Temple Gate
[Kakuoji, Main Temple Gate]

Kakuoji
Address: 1297 Idemizu, Katsuura, Chiba Prefecture
Hours: 9:00-18:30 ※Suspended during poor weather

Katsuura City Art and Cultural Exchange Center(Küste), Around 8,000 Dolls

Around 8,000 dolls in total are displayed throughout the whole of the Katsuura City Art and Cultural Exchange Center, and among them are 15 of the greatest Kyoho Hina in all of Japan.

Katsuura City Art and Cultural Exchange Center(Küste)
Address: 523-1 Sawakura, Katsuura, Chiba Prefecture
Hours: 9:00-19:00
Admission: 300 yen. Free for junior high school students and younger.

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Recommended Event for Girls in Chiba! Katsuura Big Hina Matsuri

Location
Katsuura City, Chiba Prefecture (around the JR Sobo Line’s Katsuura Station)
Tel
0470-73-6641 (Katsuura City Tourism and Commerce Division)
Dates
February 22, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Admission
Free. Some locations may charge admission.
URL(Japanese)
https://www.katsuura-kankou.net/2019%E3%81%8B%E3%81%A4%E3%81%86%E3%82%89%E3%83%93%E3%83%83%E3%82%B0%E3%81%B2%E3%81%AA%E7%A5%AD%E3%82%8A/