Events & Festivals Summer 2023 市内のイベント 令和5年度 夏号


【Aug. 26 & 27】Last of the Summer Festival & Bon-Odori 2023 / ラストサマーフェス & 盆踊り

The Last Summer Fest & Bon Dance is back this year to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Matsudo City. It is held in collaboration with 13 neighborhood associations around Matsudo Station to promote community interaction and connection.
There will be cosplayers, belly dancers, street performers and more! Not to mention stalls and food trucks selling Japanese street food favorites.
Make the end of summer exciting too!
> See also former CIR Erin's past experiences at the Last Summer Festival!

Event Detail

  • Date: Saturday August 26 & Sunday August 27, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm (until 8 pm on the 27th)
    Bon-Odori begins at 5 pm each day
  • Location: Matsudo Chuo Koen Park
    (487-1 Iwase, Matsudo City) 5 min. walk from Matsudo station east exit

> Read in Japanese / 日本語で読む


Matsudo Machizukuri Kaigi 090-4366-7421
Matsudo City, Culture and Sports Promotion Office 047-712-1593

【Aug. 23】Matsudo City Thriving Multiculturalism Workshop in Shinmatsudo / 多文化共生ワークショップ in 新松戸

A place where Japanese and foreign citizens of Matsudo can talk together about the community’s worries and challenges from a multicultural living perspective.
Any citizen who is interested in thriving multiculturalism is welcome to attend, especially foreign citizens!

Event Details 

  • Time: August 23rd, 2023 (Wed.), 14:00-16:00
  • Place: Shinmatsudo Shimin Center, Conference Room 2 (Dai-ni Kaigishitsu), Shinmatsudo 3-27
  • Application: Please apply by contacting International Promotion Division through any of the methods listed below

*For the meeting, we will be considerate of those who are not fluent in Japanese so that they can participate without any worries.

Application & Inquiries

Internationalization Promotion Div.
Tel: 047-710-2725
FAX: 047-363-2653
Mail: mckokusai@city.matsudo.chiba.jp

【Early Aug. - early Oct.】Pear-picking season is here! / 梨狩りの季節です

Matsudo has a perfect condition (terrain & climate) to cultivate pears, and is well known as the birthplace of the "20th Century" pear variety (or Nijisseiki Nashi in japanese). However, Matsudo pears are rarity value, and they often sell out before they make it to market.
Why not visit orchards where you can pick your own pears and have a taste of sweet pears?
← Flyer with a discount voucher for pear-picking are now distributed at the Matsudo City Tourism Association, JA Tokatsu branches and city branch offices throughout the city.

About Pear-picking

  • Pear Season : From early August to early October, depending on the variety
  • Fees, etc.: Admission is FREE
    ※The pears you pick are weighed and charged at the rate of 750yen/kg (approx. 2-3 pears)
  • Location: There are 16 pear orchards open to pear-picking, and other orchards available only for direct sale.
    Please click the map below to see the details.


詳しくは下記、一般社団法人 松戸市観光協会ホームページをご覧ください。


Matsudo Pear Farming Agritourism Association
(Within Matsudo City Tourism Association)
7-3 Honcho,Matsudo City, Chiba
TEL: 047-703-1100
HOURS: 10:00am-6:00pm
CLOSED: Mondays, Year-end and New Year holiday

【Aug. 9 & 10】16th Annual Sakagawa Lantern Festival / 第16回 松戸宿坂川献灯まつり

The corn market at Shooryuji Temple, which used to be held at the historic Matsudo Inn area, has become a beloved local summer festival after the restoration of the clear waters of the Sakagawa River.
The lanterns are offered as an expression of gratitude and respect for the predecessors who pioneered and rebuilt the Sakagawa River, and for nature.
Other events at the festival include a corn market, food stalls, and taiko drum performances. In addition, a corner for traditional Japanese games is set up to take visitors back in time to the good old days.
The famous soysauce-grilled corn on a cob is a must have!
Find “nagomi”(calmness) and “yasuragi”(peace), “natukasisa”(nostalgia) of the unique historic town.
> Read former CIR Erin's impressions of the Sakagawa Lantern Festival in her column!
> Origin of the Sakagawa Lantern Festival described in English on the official website

Event Detail

  • Date: Wednesday August 9 & Thursday August 10, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm
  • Location: Alongside Sakagawa river
    from Harusame-bashi to Renga-bashi
    (1810-1 Matsudo, Matsudo City)

Event Schedule

  • 'Yatai' festival food stalls ・・・ 1 pm - 6 pm
  • Japanese traditional kid games ・・・ 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Lantern vender ・・・ 4 pm - 8 pm
  • Grilled Corn Vender ・・・ 4 pm - 8:30 pm (closes when sold-out)
  • Stage event (Taiko performance, etc.) ・・・ 5 pm - 9 pm
  • 'Andon' bamboo lamps lighting at Shoryuji-temple ・・・6 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Lantern floating (near Renga-bashi) ・・・ 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Please see the flyer for the details →   FRONT  ・  BACK
> Read in Japanese / 日本語で読む

【Saturday Aug. 5】Matsudo Fireworks Festival 2023 / 松戸の花火大会が開催されます!

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Matsudo City and the 150th anniversary of the founding of Chiba Prefecture, it was decided to expand this year's fireworks display.
 The number of shots will be 25,000, one of the largest in the prefecture, and a food stall village and stage events are also planned.
 We will update this page with more information as it becomes available, so please stay tuned for more details!

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023
  • Time: Fireworks on display between 7:15 pm and 8:45 pm
    (Viewing area for the paid seating ticket holders opens at 3 pm)
  • Location: Kogasaki Sports Field
  • Fees, etc.: 【Paid seats are all sold out】Approx. 15,000 paid seats on sale on Thursday, June 15, 2023
    ※ Please see below for details on the seats and how to purchase them.
    ※ Free admission for other areas

> Read in Japanese / 日本語で読む

【SOLD OUT】<Paid Seats> on sale June 15 at 10 a.m.

Four types of paid seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Paid seating tickets are required to enter the viewing area.

※ One preschool child per adult is free if the child is seated on his/her lap.
However, a ticket is required if the child uses a seat.
※ A refund will be made if the fireworks display is canceled.

■ Box seating: Seats for family and friends to relax and enjoy together
(1) 【SOLDOUT】 Box seats A (1 round table & 5 chairs: up to 5 people) ・・・30,000 yen (200 sets)
(2) 【SOLDOUT】 Box seats B (1 long desk & 5 chairs: up to 5 people) ・・・28,000 yen (300 sets)

■ Chair seating: Seats where you can sit on chairs and enjoy fireworks and stage events
  (3) 【SOLDOUT】 Chair seats (1 chair)・・・4,500 yen (2,040 seats)

■ Ground seating: Seats where you sit on the picnic blanket (distributed on site) on the slope of the riverbed
  (4) 【SOLDOUT】 Ground seats (on the slope)・・・2,000 yen (7,500 seats)

Purchasing paid seating tickets

【Seating Tickets go on Sale from Thursday, June 15th, at 10 a.m.

【How to purchase】

(1)Multi-function copier machine at Seven-Eleven / Familymart
 Search "マツドハナビ(まつどはなび) (matsudohanabi)"
(2)CN Playguide Web Site
 Access the ticket site designated for Matsudo Fireworks Festival 2023
(3)CN Playguide Call Center
 Call 0570-08-9999(10 am ~ 6 pm, everyday)


Matsudo City, Vibrancy Creation Division ( Nigiwai(にぎわい) Sozo(そうぞう) Ka())
TEL: 710-366-7327, Email: mcnigiwai@city.matsudo.chiba.jp

> Official Website / 公式サイト
> Read in Japanese / 日本語で読む

【July 29 & 30】Beer Garden in Nishiguchi Park / ビアガーデン in 西口公園

The city will hold the "2023 Beer Garden in Nishiguchi Park" to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Matsudo City in cooperation with local town councils, shopping associations, etc.
Food stalls with a variety of food and drink offerings will be set up, and performances by professional music troupes, dance, Awa Odori, street performances, and more will add to the excitement!
Blow off the heat of Summer with beer, food and music!

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday July 29 & Sunday July 30, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm (cancelled in case of stormy weather)
  • Location: Nishiguchi Koen Park (22-3 Honcho, Matsudo City)

松戸駅周辺のにぎわいを創出するため、地元の町会や商店会等と市が連携し「 松戸市制施行80周年記念事業 2023 ビアガーデン in 西口公園」を開催します!
> Read more in Japanese / 日本語で読む

【Jul. 15 & 16】37th Annual Shinmatsudo Festival / 第37回 新松戸まつり

This festival is mainly organized by local residents to create a safe city and revitalize the local economy.
It is a very popular event that attracts many people, with stalls and stages set up along Keyaki-dori Avenue, which is closed to traffic, and in Shinmatsudo Chuo Park.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday July15 & Sunday July 16, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 am and 6:00 pm
  • Location: Keyaki-dori Ave., Shinmatsudo Chuo Park, Shinmatsudo Civic Center

Scheduled attractions / performances

Miniature SL train ride, Firefighters' Band Parade, Children's Mikoshi parade, Naruko Odori dance, Hanagasa Odori dance, Wadaiko Japanese drums, etc.
※ Subject to change depending on weather conditions.
安全・安心な街づくりと地域経済の活性化を目的に、地域の人々が中心となり、歩行者天国になった けやき通り・新松戸中央公園で行われる祭りです。消防局ブラスバンド・こどもみこし・鳴子や花笠踊り・和太鼓太鼓・ミニSL体験などが行われ、大変盛り上がります。
> Read in Japanese / 日本語で読む

【Saturday July 1 & Sunday July 2】Evening of Tanabata Festival and Firefly / 七夕とホタルの夕べ

The "Tanabata and Firefly Evening" will be held to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Matsudo City.
This is an event for both adults and children to enjoy tanabata decorations and firefly watching, a popular Japanese summer tradition. Please join us and enjoy the summer evening in Matsudo.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, July 1 & Sunday, July 2, 2023
  • Time: 3 pm - 9 pm ※Cancelled in case of stormy weather
  • Location: Harusamebashi Shinsui Hiroba (1810-1 Matsudo, Matsudo City)
  • Fees, etc.: Admission free

松戸駅周辺のにぎわいを創出するため、地元町会・商店会等と市が連携し、 「松戸市制施行80周年記念事業 七夕とホタルの夕べ in 春雨橋親水広場」を開催します!
> Read in Japanese / 日本語で読む


● Firefly observation

The best time to see fireflies is after sunset.

【Notes when visiting the firefly exhibit】

  • Follow the instructions of the staff when viewing fireflies.
  • Please do not use flash to photograph fireflies.
  • Please do not use insect repellent at the event site.

● Food stalls

Enjoy food and drinks from local eateries

● Stage performances

Balloon artist (July 1) and street performer (July 2) will bring fun to the venue

● Tanabata decoration

Write your own wishes on a Tanzaku card and hang it on the bamboo branches


  • Matsudo Machizukuri Kaigi (attn. Kamijo):090-4366-7421
  • Matsudo City, Vibrancy Creation Division ( Nigiwai(にぎわい) Sozo(そうぞう) Ka())
    TEL: 710-366-7327, Email: mcnigiwai@city.matsudo.chiba.jp

【Sunday Jun. 25】MIEA Tour, "Taking a Stroll in Shibamata" / 国際交流協会開催ツアー「柴又を訪ねて」

As part of MIEA's (Matsudo International Exchange Association) "World Tour" series, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture by visiting good old sites in Shibamata, Katsushika.
The tour will take you to Taishakuten Temple, Tora-san Museum, and Yagiri no Watashi (ferry of Yagiri).

MIEA World Tour - Experience Japanese Culture! "Taking a stroll in Shibamata"

  • Date: Sunday, June 25, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Itinerary: Meet in front of the ticket machine at Matsudo Station at 8:30 am ~ Taishakuten Temple ~ Torasan Museum ~ Yoji Yamada Museum, etc. ~ Disperse at Yagiri no Watashi (on Matsudo Side) at 12:30
  • Fees, etc.: 800 yen (500 yen for a MIEA member)
    * Transportation fees apply separately
  • Application: Apply HERE between Thursday, June 1 through Friday, June 9, 2023

- If there are too many applicants, a lottery will be held. The result of the lottery will be communicated by e-mail.  
- The event may be cancelled to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
MIEA 世界めぐり 日本文化に触れよう!「柴又を訪ねて」
Read more in Japanese / 日本語で詳しく(申し込みページ)


MIEA - Matsudo International Exchange Association / 松戸市国際交流協会(まつどし こくさいこうりゅうきょうかい)

4F Matsudo Building, 1307-1 Matsudo, Matsudo City
■ MIEA Website
■ Inquiry Form

【Sunday Jun. 11】Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Chiba Prefecture together! / 千葉県誕生150周年!記念行事オープニングイベント

The year 2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Chiba Prefecture in 1873.
To commemorate this milestone, a series of anniversary events will be held throughout the prefecture from June of this year to June of next year under the theme of "Reflecting on the 150 years since the establishment of the prefecture and thinking about the future that will be ahead of us."
The opening event for the 150th anniversary of Chiba Prefecture will be held as the first of these events.

Event Details

  • Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am through 5:00 pm
  • Location: Hall of the Forest 21 (646-4 Sendabori, Matsudo City),
    Forest and the Park for 21st Century (269 Sendabori, Matsudo City), and more
  • Fees, etc.: Free
    Registration is required in advance for attending the commemorative ceremony at the Hall (Limited number of onsite-tickets may become available)

Hall of the Forest 21

At the Large Hall

Time: 12:45 pm- 3:50 pm
Event Contents: Ceremony, public talk, piano, choir, and orchestra concert, etc.
Registration Due → Sunday, May 19, 2023 【REGISTRATION CLOSED】

At the Small Hall

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Contents: Live music performances by rock bands, dance performances by professional dancers, etc.

In front of the Hall Entrance

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Contents: Chiba Prefectural Police Band performance and marching of a color guard team

Forest and the Park for 21st Century

Event Contents: Hands-on art experiences, quiz competition, try BMX, activities at the city museum, food stalls, etc.

Read more in Japanese (Chiba Prefecture HP, Japanese) / 千葉県誕生150周年記念ホームページ(千葉県HP)

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