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Akishima Citizen Whale Festival

The Akishima Citizen Whale Festival began in commemoration of the fact that a fossil of a whale (Akishima Whale) from about two to five million years ago was discovered in Akishima City, located far from the sea coast, in 1961. Featuring a parade with various performances by local groups, the festival is held annually around August.

Address
Parade: Akishima Station south exit - Akishima City Showa Park
Other events: Akishima City Showa Park Athletics Stadium
Tel
042-543-8186
Opening Hours
Aug. 6 (Sat.) and 7 (Sun.)
Fee
Free of charge
Access (from Shinjuku by train)
JR Chuo/Ome Lines: Shinjuku → Akishima (Rapid: 45 mins.)
Web Site
http://www.akishima.or.jp/

Visit the official website of Akishima City