Period
September
Location
Genkyu-en
Meet to hear the sound of insects in Genkyu-en

At night in early autumn in the lightened Genkyu-en, while listening to the sounds of insects, a Japanese court music concert and an outdoor tea party are held. Please enjoy an evening at the Daimyo (Lord) garden.
The chirr of insects in Genkyu-En with the chime of the Time Bell of Hikone Castle has been chosen as one of the one hundred nice sounds in Japan.
Genkyu-En is a Daimyo garden of the Ii Family who were the lords of the Hikone Clan. It is a stroll garden around the pond affected with the luxurious culture of Edo. We take pride in the exceptional beauty of Hikone Castle, a National treasure, with the moon over it from Genkyu-en.

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Period
November 3
Location
Hikone Castle area to town
Parade of Little Edo Hikone Castle

The main event of Little Edo Hikone Castle Festival is a parade. A child in a feudal lord costume, children in old samurai kimonos, firefighters, girls in Ichimonji-kasa caps and men in Ii red-armored samurai soldier are in the parade. The parade is held by total of about 1,000 people for about two hours just like a colorful picture scroll.

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Period
Mid-November to late November
Location
Genkyu-en
Genkyu-En Lightened in Brocade Color of Autumn

Genkyu-En is a Daimyo Garden for the Ii Family, the lords of the Hikone Clan. It is a stroll garden around the pond affected by the luxurious culture of Edo.
Every place in the garden is named, such as “Horaisan Mountain”, “Musashino Field” or “Gyoyakusho Pond”. The leaves there change their color into red and yellow in autumn, and their reflected colors on the water are truly breathtaking and charmingly beautiful.
Please enjoy the unique brilliance of Hikone in late autumn.

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