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 Late July every year (tentative)
Event Details Please check each festival on the official website to confirm if it will take place this year or not.
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: Jul.10.2020

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