The open field across from Morikami’s main museum is where the Kite Fly will be located. There will be signs showing you where to park. Parking is Free and is just across from the area the Kite Fly is at.
For a general map of the Kite Fly please click here.
Directions to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens click here.
Yes, you can. Please be cognoscente of where you set-up your picnic area, as to not be in the way of the kite fliers. Small coolers only. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted in designated picnic areas only. Lake Biwa, the park on Jog road right when you turn on Morikami Park Road is Lake Biwa. You can enjoy your alcoholic beverages there.
To see what else you can and cannot bring, please see the “What are the Kite Fly rules? What can I bring with me?” above.
Yes there is. In Classroom A of the main museum will be a Family Fun Day Activity from 12-3pm. Click Here for more information.
Only in the event of inclement weather, Mr. Toki Mikio will present a lecture about Japanese kites in the main museum theater. In order to accommodate everyone, there will be two times the lecture will take place, 1:30pm & 3:00pm. You must have already pre-registered in order to attend the lecture(s).
Yes, kites will be available for purchase at the store inside the main museum. Click Here to see what the store has available for purchase.
To ensure the safety of the Kite Fly attendees we will only be allowing service dogs to enter the event.
We comply with all ADA requirements and accept service animals as defined by the ADA. Service animals are defined as dogs or miniature horses that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are not allowed as they are not classified as service animals by the ADA.