Akishima CityAkishima 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.
- Parade: Akishima Station south exit - Akishima City Showa Park
Other events: Akishima City Showa Park Athletics Stadium
- Free of charge
- Access (from Shinjuku by train)
- JR Chuo/Ome Lines: Shinjuku → Akishima (Rapid: 45 mins.)
- Web Site