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Tobata Gion Oyamagasa Festival

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This traditional event has over 200 years of history. It has been designated a national Significant Intangible Folk Cultural Asset, and is familiar as one of the three greatest summer festivals of Fukuoka Prefecture. The daytime sees “nobori yamagasa,” floats with banners, and in the night these are transformed into “chochin yamagasa,” floats with tall pyramids of paper lanterns, one of the highlights of this event.

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More Information about Tobata Gion Oyamagasa Festival

Street address

Throughout Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu City

Access

  • 10 minutes on foot from JR Tobata Station

Opening Hours

Held every year over three days, including the fourth Saturday in July

Closed

Website

https://www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/en/event/?mode=detail&id=4000000001255&isEvent=1

Best season

All year

Point

This festival is held over three days each year, with the middle day falling on the fourth Saturday in July. The Oyamagasa Kyoenkai, or Great Float Competition, is held in front of Tobata Ward Office from the evening of the middle day.

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