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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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Event Name Dates held Outline
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...
Nagasaki Lantern FestivalLate January to Mid FebruaryBegun as a celebration of the Chinese New Year primarily by the Chinese merchants resident in Nagasaki, the Lantern festival has become a staple winter event in the ci...
Kujuku Islands Oyster Festival - Winter Edition -Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays in February 2014500 grills with seating for 2000 are set up on the open grassy area at the Saikai Pearl Sea Resort. What makes the oysters in this region so delicious is the area's de...
Unzen Steam KotatsusEvery Sunday during FebruaryTreat your feet to a steam kotatsu During February, if you feel cold while you are exploring Unzen, you can heat yourself back up with a special steam "kotatsu" in ...
Burning of the fields of Kawachi-tôge Pass The first Sunday of FebruaryEvery year, Hirado heralds the coming of spring by burning the grass fields of the Kawachi- tôge pass, and area of around 30 hectares. Locals flock to the pass to witn...
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...
Unzen Hikari-no-Hanabouro Illuminations (Light displays and fireworks)Early to Late FebruaryThe Unzen Hikari-no-Hanabouro is an event themed around the hanabouro, flower-like hoarfrost that forms on the trees and plants. The streets and the sidewalk trees of ...
Nomozaki Daffodil FestivalMid January to Early February (TBC)The Nomozaki Narcissus Festival is held annually in Suisen-no-Sato Park, in the Nomozaki district at the tip of the Nagasaki Peninsula. The slightly elevated park offe...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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