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|
|Nagasaki Lantern Festival||Mid February to late March||Begun 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...|
|Huis Ten Bosch - Kingdom of Light||Early November to Early May||Illuminated installations made from over 13 million lightbulbs, the world's largest such display, with added entertainment. Huis Ten Bosch welcomes you to the Kingd...|
|Hirado Flounder Festival||Mid January to Late March||Hirado 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...|
|Nomozaki Daffodil Festival||Mid 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...|