Hina Festival of Inatori Onsen

A beautiful display in Shizuoka's Izu Peninsula

By Sandra Isaka    - 1 min read

From mid-January to the end of March, the tiny seaside town of Inatori comes to life to host its annual 'Hina-no-tsurushikazari Matsuri'. This festival focuses on a combination of hina dolls and handmade hanging ornaments. Hina dolls are very expensive, so for families who could not afford them, mothers and grandmothers made lovely hanging ornaments in the shapes of items thought to bring good luck. Inatori has carried on this tradition for over 100 years and tourists are now welcome to view many of their lovely creations.

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Sandra Isaka

Sandra Isaka @sandra.isaka

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