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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
Nagasaki Kite-flying Tournament2016 date - April 3rdGet outside and enjoy the fresh air, while watching the swooping and gliding of beautiful kites! Unlike other kite-flying festivals where flight height determines s...
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 ...
Nagasaki Tall Ships FestivalLate April to Early MaySailing ships large and small flock to Japan's only tall ship event, held in the port town of Nagasaki. The festival includes events centred around the ships includ...
Mount Inasa Azalea FestivalLate April to Early MayA viewing location for one of the recently-selected three most beautiful night spots in the world, the ever-popular Mt. Inasa is filled with visitors even during the d...
Hirado Thousand Lantern Festival2016 dates - April 4th and 5thFor two days in April, you can witness the unique sight of Fumonji temple illuminated with 100 stone lanterns, and 4,000 bamboo lanterns. The festival in the small tow...
Shindenan Spring Public ViewingAbout 20 days in spring and autumn each yearA garden with a history going as far back as the Edo Period, Shindenan is a beautiful traditional Japanese garden with an attached tea room that is not usually open to...
Nagushiyama Azalea FestivalEarly April to Early MayThe 234-meter peak of Mt. Nagushiyama offers an unbroken view of the Saikai National Park and the northern Kujuku Islands. The mountain is located half way between nor...
Hasami Spring Pottery FestivalLate April to early MayFans and pottery-buyers fill the streets of the town during this festival, which features booths from over 100 porcelain producer and dealers. The obvious appeal of th...
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...
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...
“Let’s play outside!” FestivalApril 29th This festival at the Arie Tawaraishi Nature Athletic Park takes place every year during Golden Week and it is meant for children and families. Especially popular is so...
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...
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 ...

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