Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Hamasaki Gion Festival - Saga

Three beautifully decorated yamakasa floats parade through the streets to pray for large catches of fish, good harvests, and business prosperity. The yamakasas are 15 m high and weigh five tons, the largest in Japan.

Event Dates Weekend immediately after Marine Day every year
Event Details Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, 2024
Official site http://www.hamasaki-gionsai.sakura.ne.jp/
Location (venue) Around Suwa Shrine
Address Hamasaki, Hamatama-machi, Karatsu-shi, Saga
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Region Kyushu
Category Shrines and temples, Processions and parades

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: May.24.2024

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