The Nihonmatsu Chrysanthemum Festival is a month-long chrysanthemum festival featuring dolls dressed in floral attire. Continuing for over 60 years and taking place at the Kasumiga Castle ruins (霞ヶ城公園), the event has become a major attraction in Fukushima Prefecture.
The festival is more like a flower show with a twist. You walk along a marked course at your pace. You'll see many chrysanthemums in their many different shapes and colors. Historical figures are set in displays and feature dolls wearing clothing made from flowers. In addition to the showcased flowers and dolls, there is a garden zone, small petting zoo, and area to buy your flowers. Expect a walkthrough to take about an hour. Vendors await outside with food and goods.
The event takes place each fall from October to November every year. Overall a beautiful event worth traveling out of the way for if you have the time.