March Events (Eye-Catch)

 

Update: 28/02/2020. Due to measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Japan some of the events listed below may be canceled. Information about dealing with the coronavirus in Fukushima City can be found HERE.
Start your spring in Fukushima City! March is the start of the cherry blossom season and there are a range of cultural, sporting, and artistic events through-out the month! Come and join in the fun as the city builds with excitement for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics! Check the Fukushima Guide Facebook page for further details on these events.

Iino Tsurushibina Matsuri

February 22 ~ March 8
@ Iino Community Center (MAP)
There is still one week in March to check out the lovely handcrafted dolls of the Iino Tsurushibina Matsuri. Iino Community Center is located 25 minutes drive from Fukushima Station. The craft festival is open from 10:00 am ~ 4:00 pm every day.
Homepage: http://www.tsurushibina.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iinotsurushibina/

Fukushima United FC

March 29 Update: J-League matches until March 15 have been postponed until further notice.
@ Toho Minna no Stadium (MAP)
Our local football team Fukushima United FC kick-off their 2020 J-League Division 3 campaign at Toho Minna no Stadium (Azuma Sports Park) against Blaublitz Akita on March 8. Toho Stadium is located right next door to Azuma Baseball Stadium which will be a venue for softball and baseball at Tokyo 2020. Free shuttle buses run from Fukushima Station to the stadium. Come along and support our local team on their journey to Division 2!
Home Game Schedule
Round 1: March 8 v Blaublitz Akita (Postponed)
Round 2: March 15 v Kataller Toyama (Postponed)
Round 4: March 29 v Kamatamare Sanuki (Kick-Off: 1:00 pm)

Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial

March 11, 2:30 pm ~ 4:30 pm Update: The 2020 memorial ceremonies have been cancelled.
@ Fukushima Prefectural Culture Center (MAP)
This year marks the 9th anniversary since the Great East Japan Earthquake. A memorial service will be held at Fukushima Prefectural Culture Center (also known as Toho Minna no Bunka Center) from 2:30 pm.
March 11, 5:30 pm ~ 7:30 pm
@ Fukushima Station East Plaza (MAP)
A Candle Night event will on various dates at several venues around Fukushima Prefecture including:
Fukushima City (Fukushima Station, March 11, 5:30 pm~)
Koriyama (Big Palette, March 11, 5:30 pm~)
Shirakawa (Shirakawa Library, March 11, 5:30 pm~)
Aizu-Wakamatsu (Fukushima Prefectural Museum, March 8, 5:30 pm~)
Futaba (J-Village, March 7, 5:00 pm~)
Iwaki (Obama Coast, March 7, 6:00 pm~)
Iwaki (Live 1F Fureai Hiroba, March 11, 10:00 am~)

19th Iizaka Onsen Taiko Matsuri

Update: This event has been canceled. More>>
March 15
@ Paruse Iizaka (MAP)
This annual taiko drumming festival brings some of the best taiko groups from across Japan to Iizaka Onsen for a day of non-stop drumming! This year’s guests include Hokkai-Rindo Taiko, and Amanojaku, as well as Fukushima Wind Ensemble who will play music by famed Fukushima composer Yuji Koseki.
Pre-sale Tickets: Adult 2,500 yen.
Day Sales: Adult 3,000 yen, Child (Under 12) 1,500 yen.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay

Come and feel the Olympic spirit in Fukushima City! The city will also host softball on July 22-23 and baseball on July 29. More details here.
March 24
Come and see the Olympic Torch at Fukushima Station before the Olympic Torch Relay starts in J-Village on March 26.
March 27
The Olympic Torch Relay comes to Fukushima City on March 27 from 12:50 pm ~ 2:02 pm.
Fukushima Route Map: https://tokyo2020.org/en/special/torch/olympic/map/detail/01_fukushima.html

Art Exhibitions

Japonism and Art Nouveau
March 24 ~ May 10
@ Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art (MAP)
This collection of decorative arts comes from the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts. These masterworks highlight the effect of Japanese art on European artists of the late 19th century.
Entry: Adult 1,300 yen, Student (Tertiary) 1,100, Student (Primary/Secondary) 650 yen.
More information at: http://www.fct.co.jp/Japonisme_F/
Miniature Life Exhibition
March 27 ~ May 10
@ Fukushima Prefectural Culture Center (MAP)
Come and visit the miniature world of Tatsuya Tanaka. This internationally recognized artist creates humorous scenes of miniature figurines and everyday objects. His artwork has been featured on books, calendars, and TV. This exhibition features 110 photographs and 40 miniature models! Fukushima Prefectual Culture Center is also known as Toho Minna no Bunka Center. See more of Tatsuya Tanaka’s work on Instagram.
Entry: Adult 1,200 yen, Student (Primary/Secondary) 700 yen.

Cherry Blossoms

Hanamiyama Park
March 28 ~ April 19
@ Hanamiyama Park (MAP)
The last weekend in March is a good time to get to get in early and beat the crowds to Hanamiyama Park. The flowers generally peak in early to mid-April, but after a warmer winter we won’t be surprised if the flowers bloom a bit earlier than usual. The shuttle bus from Fukushima Station (500 yen return) starts on March 28.
Mt. Shinobu Park Sakura Matsuri
March 27 ~ April 19
@ Mt. Shinobu Park (MAP)
Come and enjoy over 300 cherry trees under lights at Mt. Shinobu. There is a range of festival food at the stalls and park in front of Gokoku Shrine. The evenings can still be cool in late March so we recommend a warm coat!
Check our Cherry Blossom Guide for more information!

Monthly Event Guides

Follow one of the links below for more about monthly events in Fukushima City:
🎍 January Events
👹 February Events
🎎 March Events
🌸 April Events
🍒 May Events
🐌 June Events
🍻 July Events
🎆 August Events
🎑 September Events
🏮 October Events
🍁 November Events
🍗 December Events