―ながい黒獅子まつり Nagai Kurojishi Matsuri “Nagai Mythical Black Lion Festival”
In the daytime, both adults and children perform their local variants of the mythical black lion dance. At night, many black lions walk and dance throughout the streets of the city.
―置賜さくら回廊 Okitama Sakura Kairo “Okitama Cherry Blossom Lane”
In Nagai, there are ancient cherry blossom trees that are over 1,000 years old, along with many younger trees. Spring is a popular season for travelers who love cherry blossoms!
―白つつじまつり Shiro Tsutsuji Matsuri “White Azaleas Festival”
About 3,000 white azaleas bloom in Shiro Tsutsuji Koen (“White Azaleas Park”). Many events take place among the beautiful white blossoms in the early summer.
―あやめまつり Ayame Matsuri “Iris Festival”
The iris is Nagai’s official city flower. More than 1 million irises bloom in Ayame Koen (“Iris Park”). Many events take place among the different colors and types of irises in the summer.
―ながい水まつり Nagai Mizu Matsuri “Nagai Water Festival”
Various water-related events take place, and a majestic fireworks show is displayed at night.
―雪灯り回廊まつり Yuki Akiri Kairo Matsuri “Snow Lantern Lane Festival”
February is the coldest month of the year in Nagai, and events are held to enjoy the snow. Snow lanterns line the streets and create glowing pathways.