Early
Aug

Akishima Citizen Whale Festival Yume Hanabi

Postponed
8:00pm – 8:30pm
Free

The Akishima Citizen Whale Festival will take place on the first weekend at the Showa Park (athletics stadium). The nearest station is the Higashi-Nakagami Station on JR Ome Line. Hihglights include a giant whale being pushed through the streets and a fireworks display which usually takes place on the Saturday night. While you may be questioning the audacity of Japan in holding a fesival celebrating whales, this event is held to commemorate the discovery of an ancient whale fossil found in the town in 1961.

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