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Atsugi Iiyama Cherry Blossom Festival and Iiyama Hakuryu Dragon Dance

Central Area 5h

Iiyama, Atsugi is a well-known place for viewing cherry blossom flowers with around 3,000 trees in full bloom. Many people wait for the cherry blossom festival that takes place between late March and early April to see the gorgeous flowers in Iiyama at the beginning of spring. At the venue, Iiyama Hakusan Forest Park, there will be dancing by geishas, cherry blossom palanquins, Hakuryu taiko drum performance, and Hakuryu dancing.

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Iiyama Hakuryu-no-Mai

The Iiyama White Dragon Taiko and White Dragon Dance originated from ancient rainmaking rituals where people play their taiko and dance with white dragons to pray for rain to fall upon the plain of Sagami. Now it is also an event for the Iiyama Sakura Festival.

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Atsugi Museum Hotel(Tron hot spring)

Approximately 10,000 pieces of artwork including folkcrafts from across the country, Japanese local toys, western paintings, Japanese paintings, sculptures, cutout pictures, books, ink paintings, and ceramics are displayed behind the front desk on the first floor. The owner of the hotel collected these materials in 1951 and Atsugi Museum Hotel is the only local place in the central area of Kana...

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