Obihiro Chrysanthemum Festival
This festival is one of the three major festivals in Obihiro. The Obihiro autumn deepens with the exhibition of large-flowered chrysanthemums.
The Chrysanthemum Festival is held in a corner of Obihiro Central Park, where there is already an autumn atmosphere, under the theme of adding colors to the late autumn season. A chrysanthemum show of 1,000 pots of carefully-grown large-flowered chrysanthemums and a flower-bed with about 3,000 pots of chrysanthemums covering the site are displayed. One can also enjoy Japanese dance, folk song and nodate (outdoor tea ceremony) in a Japanese garden at the site. There are also stalls where local products from Oita and Tokushima, sister cities of Obihiro, are sold. One can taste various products and enjoy events with one’s family. All exhibitions are displayed inside buildings. Visitors don’t need to worry about the weather outside.