The ginkgo trees of Hachiōji were planted along the streets when the city expanded during the Showa period. Hachiōji will have a festival to celebrate, with parades, community walks, and stalls.
The usual highlight of this festival is a tour of sekisho (ancient security checkpoints) complete with vintage pass permits for ¥500. There will be a a 5.5 km walk and stamp rally from the Oiwake area sekisho to the Kobotoke area sekisho.
The 2022 event promises to be closer to the pre-COVID event than the limited event held in 2020 and 2021.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.