Events in May
Misasa Hot-Spring Hanayu Festival（Tottori）
The highlight is tugs of war. A huge rope made of wisteria vines is as heavy as 2 tons and is 100 meters long.(Early May)
Peony Festival at Daikonjima Island（Shimane）
The festival is held at the peak season of peony, a flower of Shimane Prefecture.（From late April to early March）
Heart Land Kurashiki（Okayama）
Visitors are welcome by stage performances and concerts during the period.（Weekend during the Golden Week）
Hiroshima Flower Festival（Hiroshima）
The festival aims to connect Hiroshima and the rest of the world through peace messages and flowers.（May 3rd to 5th）
Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival（Yamaguchi）
The festival features the historical incidents which took place in and around the Shimonoseki Strait.（From May 2rd to 4th）
Places to Go
Carp streamers in the Sabagawa River
Carp streamers are usually hoisted on a tall pole and flutter in the air, but here they float in the water.
Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival
The festival is based on historical incidents which took place near the Kanmon Kaikyo Strait.