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2017/08/12 TIA Mobile Information Service
■Sakura City Kitsure River Summer Festival & Fireworks 2017
This summer festival originated in commemoration of the Kitsure River Onsen (Hot Spring), and has become a summer tradition enjoyed by many people. The fireworks show of around 5,000 fireworks is quite impressive, as it takes place in a basin surrounded in four directions by mountains. In addition to such stage shows as a popular songs show, hula dancing, and taiko drumming, there are also approximately 40 booths and street stalls at the summer festival.
Date: August 15 (Tues) Starting at 12:00PM (Summer Festival) 7:40PM - 9:00PM (Fireworks)
※Postposed if it rains
Location: Michi no Eki Kitsure River Shore Park (4183 Kitsure River, Sakura City)
Transportation: (Train) Get off the train at JR Utsunomiya Line Ujie Station and take the Toya Bus bound for Kitsuregawa Onsen for about 15 minutes to “Renjyobashi” and walk for about 10 minutes from there
(Car) About 15 minutes from the Tohoko Expressway Yaita IC
Inquiries: Kitsure River Tourism Association TEL: 028-686-8709
■Kaminokawa Sunflower Festival
Approximately 10,000 sunflowers are in full bloom in the spacious fields of about 3 hectares in size on the north side of the Nissan Tochigi Automobile Technical College. This year on the east side of the sunflower field the 10th “Kaminokawa Sunflower Festival” will be held. A stage will be put up at the event venue, where a character show and popular songs show, etc. will take place, as well as a “Sun Sun Stamp Rally” in which prizes can be won. In addition, on August 26 (Sat) the “Dried Gourd Shavings Harvest Festival” will be held, and on August 27 (Sun) at the nearby Atago Shrine “Children’s Sumo Wrestling,” a traditional event, will also be held.
Date: August 25 (Fri) – 27 (Sun) 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Location: Kaminokawa Town Rural Environment Improvement Center (2140 Kamigo, Kaminokawa Town)
Transportation: (Train) About 15 minutes by taxi from JR Utsunomiya Line Ishibashi Station
(Car) About 10 minutes from the Kita Kanto Expressway Utsunomiya Kaminokawa IC
Inquiries: Kaminokawa Sunflower Festival Planning Committee TEL: 0285-56-2206
■Be screened for breast cancer!
In recent years the number of young women coming down with breast cancer is increasing. It is said that 1 in 12 women suffers from breast cancer, and every year more than 100,000 people die from it. Please be sure to be screened for breast cancer, so that it can be discovered at an early stage, and also as a preventative measure. Breast cancer screening is held periodically at health centers and medical institutions in every city. For more information, please contact the closest facility near you.