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.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.
Official site ⚠️ Link in Japanese