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The people of Nagasaki are very fond of festivals and the many festivals held throughout the year are lively events with active local-community involvement. Festivals in Nagasaki showcase the unique fingerprint of energy, spirit, history and culture, and therefore attract large numbers of tourists. Explore the list of traditional Japanese festivals, one-of-a-kind festivals that demonstrate the influence of Nagasaki's colorful history as the sole trade port in Japan, food festivals where you can try the delicacies of the season, and flower festivals to enjoy the best four seasons of Japan.

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Breweries Tour Festival in ArieFebruary or March & middle to the end of October The town of Arie in Minami-Shimabara has flourished since the old times whilst being known as the “place of the village headman”. Arie’s sake & miso breweries, somen n...
Hirado Flounder FestivalMid January to Late MarchHirado is known as one of the nation's top producers of natural flounder. During the festival, this local favorite can be enjoyed at selected restaurants and hotels at...
Shimabara Castle Town HinameguriThursday, January 30, 2014 to Sunday March 9, 2014Every year on March 3rd, Japanese people decorate their homes with traditional dolls to celebrate Girl's Day, also known as "Hinamatsuri" (the Dolls Festival) or "Momo...
Saikai Bridge Whirlpool FestivalSunday, March 16, 2014 - Monday, April 14, 2014Overlooking Inoura Strait, the gateway of Omura Bay, is Saikai Bridge Park. The strait possesses one of the three great rapid tides of Japanese waters, and whirlpools ...
Huis Ten Bosch - Kingdom of LightEarly November to Early AprilIlluminated installations made from over 10 million lightbulbs, the world's largest such display, with added entertainments. Huis Ten Bosch welcomes you to the King...
Goto Camellia FestivalSaturday, February 15, 2014 - Sunday, March 2, 2014Goto is well-known as a natural habitat for camellias, and the people of the islands have a long history of integrating this flower into their lives. The Goto Camellia...
The Huis Ten Bosch Tulip FestivalMid February to Mid AprilThe Tulip Festival at Huis Ten Bosch is the largest in Japan. There are many ways to enjoy your visit: wandering through tulip spots, relaxing at a café, viewing the l...
The KanoukaenLate MarchThe largest fire festival in all of Nagasaki features 200 participants in samurai warrior costume strolling through the blooming cherry trees of Tachibana Park with fl...
Konpira Park Festival in FutsuSometime between the end of March and the first half of April & at the end of OctoberThe Konpira Shrine was constructed to pray for the safe voyage of boats, and the tranquility of the sea enroute. Before the Second World War, local annual events took ...
Hara Castle Revolt FestivalSometime between the end of March and the first half of AprilHara Castle was main stage of the Shimabara-Amakusa Rebellion where local peasants rose up against their oppressors. Seen as a Christian revolt, the shogunate spared n...
Minamishimabara Sakura FestivalsSometime between the end of March and the first half of AprilWhen the sakura (cherry blossom trees) are in full bloom, local events take place in various towns in Minamishimabara. Take a tour around the most famous places to enj...
Minamishimabara Sakura FestivalsSometime between the end of March and the first half of AprilWhen the sakura (cherry blossom trees) are in full bloom, local events take place in various towns in Minamishimabara. Take a tour around the most famous places to enj...

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