Festivals of Japan : Kyushu

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

Early April

Beppu Hatto Hot Spring Festival

Oita

Mid April

The Ushibuka Haiya Festibal

Kumamoto

The third Friday-Sunday of April every year

Nobeoka Daishi Matsuri

Miyazaki

Every year from April 29 to May 5

Arita Ceramic Bazaar

Saga

May.3 - May.31

Fukigae Dunes Sand Sculpture Festival

Kagoshima

July

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Fukuoka

Third Friday to Sunday in July every year

Kokura Gion Daiko Drums

Fukuoka

Jul.15 - Jul.16

Terukuni Shrine Lantern Festival

Kagoshima

Every year it is held over three days that include the fourth Saturday of July.

TOBATA GION OYAMAGASA

Fukuoka

The fourth Saturday and Sunday of July every year

Hamasaki Gion Festival

Saga

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Oita Tanabata Festival

Oita

August 4 Pre-night festival eve 17:30-19:00 Palette Kumoji Square August 5 Night festival eve 16:00-18:00 Saion Square August 6 Parade 13:00-18:30 

10,000 Eisa Dance Parade

Okinawa

The first Saturday of August every year (festival eve is on Friday)

Hyuga Hyottoko Mask Summer Festival

Miyazaki

Aug.15 - Aug.16

Yamaga Lantern Festibal

Kumamoto

September

Fujisaki Hachimangu Grand Festival

Kumamoto

Oct.7 - Oct.9

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki

Oct.8

Naha Giant Tug of War

Okinawa

Late October - Early November

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

Saga

Nov.2 - Nov.3

Ohara Festival

Kagoshima

Nov.4 - Nov.5

Saito Tomb Festival

Miyazaki

Mid-November

Taketa Bamboo Lantern Chikuraku

Oita

Saturday, January 27 to Monday, February 12, 2018 (17 days)

10th Annual Nakiji Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival –Night Illumination of World Heritage Nakijin Castle Ruins–

Okinawa

Feb.16 - Mar.2

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Kanoukaen

Nagasaki

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