Festivals of Japan

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

Nagasaki Lantern Festival - Nagasaki

Originally started as a Chinese New Year festival to celebrate the Chinese lunar new year, it has become the Lantern Festival, Nagasaki’s largest winter festival. From Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown, Minato Park, Central Park, Megane Bridge, and Hama-ichi and Kankodori shopping arcades, the center of Nagasaki is lit up with 15,000 thousand richly-colored lanterns (Chinese lanterns) and fantastically decorated with large works of art. Events steeped in Chinese culture, such as dragon dances, Chinese acrobatics, and Erhu performances are held at different venues throughout the city during the festival.

Event Dates Mid-February - Early March every year (tentative)
Event Details The information below is referenced from 2019.
February 5 to 19, 2019

Lanterns lit from 17:00-22:00 during the festival *Until 23:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
Official site http://travel.at-nagasaki.jp/en/what-to-see/62/
Location (venue) Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown
Address 1500-1, Shinchi-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki (Minato Park)
Venue website http://www.nagasaki-chinatown.com/
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Region Kyushu
Category Dance, Illumination, Illumination, Dance

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

update: Nov.30.2018

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