Spring The next date is undecided [every April].

Matsuyama Spring Festival (Oshiro Festival)

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  • Matsuyama Spring Festival (Oshiro Festival)


    The Castle Festival began in 1967 in commemoration of the decision to rebuild Matsuyama Castle’s shōtenshu (small keep tower). It’s held every first weekend (Friday-Sunday) of April in the areas near Matsuyama Castle and the Shiroyama Park Horinouchi district, around the time of the year when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. A variety of events are held with the local residents’ participation for the enjoyment of many tourists and cherry blossom viewers. They include Daimyō Musha Gyōretsu, a parade of men and women dressed up as various historical figures who lived in the Sengoku period (beginning in the mid-15th century) through the Taishō period (early 20th century), national yakyūken contest (yakyūken=a stylized form of “rock-paper-scissors” which originated in Matsuyama), and a singing contest.

    Basic information

    Matsuyama city centre
    The next date is undecided [every April].
    • Free of charge
    • Outdoor
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.

    Detailed information

    089-941-0194 (Castle Festival Executive Committee, Junior Chamber International Matsuyama)