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.
|Event Name||Dates held||Outline|
|Spiny Lobster Festival, Nomozaki||Late August until early September||Once the lobster fishing ban is lifted at the end of August each year, spiny lobster season begins! Each year hundreds of visitors flock to Nomozaki, located at the so...|
|Sea Bream Fishing Competition in Kazusa||October||Every year in October a traditional fishing event is held in Kazusa, with a history that dates back decades. The participants compete in pole-and-line fishing as an ac...|
|Doya Tanada (Rice Terrace) Festival||Mid September||A magical scene emerges from Doya Tanada's rice terraces, as some 2,600 lanterns, set on the ridges between the rice fields, are lit up. It is so magical that time see...|
|Mid-Autumn Moon Festival||2017 dates- Sep 30th to Oct 4th||The mid-autumn festival is considered one of China’s largest seasonal celebrations and is where Japan’s ‘Otsukimi’ moon viewing festival gained its roots. Traditionall...|