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 Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, 2023
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.24.2023

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