Mt. Fuji stands in the scenery, and flowers color the seasons.
Only in Izunokuni can you see Mt. Fuji everywhere you go, whether you are at a leisure facility or a hot spring inn.
Cycling along the Kano River in spring and fall is an exhilarating experience.
You can also enjoy fruits that bring a fresh taste of the season, including strawberries, mikans, and watermelons.
Izunokuni City in the Spring
In the aerial park atop Mt. Katsuragi, which you can reach via the ropeway in “Izunokuni Panorama Park”, 35,000 azaleas bloom from the middle of April to early May, and the flowers cover the whole summit at peak bloom.
An “Azalea Festival” is held in time with the bloom, and the city comes alive with various events. There are views you can see only here, with Mt. Fuji and Suruga Bay, the green mountains, and vivid red and pink azaleas.
Cherry Blossoms Bloom (Kanogawa Sakura Park)
Azalea Festival at Mt. Katsuragi (middle of April to early May)
Firefly watching in the evenings at the Nirayama Reverberatory Furnaces (middle of May to middle of June)）
Izunokuni City in the Summer
Three fireworks festivals are held on the banks of the Kano River as “Izunokuni Fireworks Festivals”.
The “Kinyanne Ohito Summer Festival” on August 1st, the “Nirayama Kano River Festival” on August 3rd, and the “Izunagaoka Onsen Warring States Fireworks Festival” on August 4th each have their own charm, and various other events are held in addition to the fireworks.
It is only a short distance between the launch site and the observation site, which makes the fireworks even more impressive. Summer is also the season for sweetfish on the Kano River, so you can try a variety of delicious foods.
Hydrangeas bloom (Mt. Genji, Mt. Katsuragi, Kokuseiji Temple, etc.)
Genji Iris Festival (early July)
Mt. Tanaka Watermelon Festival (late July or early August)
Izunokuni City in the Autumn
Cycling is popular along the Kano River, and a cycling event is held there every year in late September.
It is replete with rental cycle stations so that tourists can casually enjoy cycling, and cycling maps are available as well.
You can enjoy an exhilarating ride on a bicycle and experience things you could not experience in a car, including Mt. Fuji viewing spots, historic spots, and footbaths and hot springs when taking breaks.
Hundred Jizo Statue Memorial Festival at the peak of Mt. Katsuragi (middle of September)
Kosaka Mikan Cooperative Farm open to the public (October 1st - January 5th)
Onsen Manju Festival (early November)
Izunokuni City in the Winter
The season for strawberries lasts from late December until early May. You can casually enjoy strawberry picking at many facilities, including “Ema Strawberry Picking Center” which is one of the largest such facilities in Shizuoka Prefecture,
or “Nirayama Strawberry Picking Center", where you can get a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji. You can also picking canola flowers from the middle of January to the middle of March.
Ukihashi Soba no Sato Festival (early December)
Panso Bread Festival (middle of January)
Ohito Plum Festival (late February)