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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
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...
Nagasaki "Otakusa" Hydrangea FestivalSaturday, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017The German physician based at the Dutch trading post on Dejima, Philipp Franz von Siebold, loved hydrangeas. He met and fell in love with Kusumoto Taki here, and they ...
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...
The Rose FestivalSaturday, May 13th - Monday, June 6th 2017. From May to June, Huis Ten Bosch presents The Rose Festival. Praised by the world's top-level cultivators and experts, over one million roses of over a thousand variet...
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...
The Obama Onsen Jacaranda Flower FestivalJuneThe Obama Onsen Jacaranda Flower Festival A perfect time to view its violet-coloured flora During June, Obama’s evenings will be filled with illuminations which p...
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...
Firefly Festival in ShinkamigotoLate May to Early JuneEvery year along the quiet stretches of rivers that run through Shinkamigoto town, the skies and forests fill with the blinking lights of a thousand fireflies. Aik...
Mikawachi-Yaki Hamazen FestivalEarly MayVisit the kilns of Mikawachi and discover the cozy scenery of the town. This event features painting and potter's wheel trial courses, and many others relating to porc...
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...
To No Sumi Waterfall Park FestivalMay 4thSince 1972 the residents of Nagano area in Nishi Arie town run this festival that attracts many visitors. In the park above the waterfall the townspeople enjoy ground ...

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