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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
Sea Bream Fishing Competition in KazusaOctoberEvery 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...
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival2017 dates- Sep 30th to Oct 4thThe 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...
Yosakoi Sasebo FestivalLate OctoberThis is the largest Yosakoi dance festival in Kyushu, and has the stated aim of ‘making spectators and participants want to return to Sasebo to watch and dance again’....
Misogoro Festival in Nishi ArieSometime in the first half of NovemberIn each region of the Shimabara Peninsula many legends about giants have been told. The story about the kind and friendly giant Misogoro is one of them. A statue of Mi...
Takengei (Wakamiya Inari Shrine's Autumn Festival)Anually on October 14 and 15 Takengei is a thrilling acrobatic display where two performers donning fox masks scale 10 meter high bamboo poles. It is a part of Wakamiya Inari Shrine’s Autumn Festi...
Mt. Nakao Autumn Ceramics Festival, Hasami9am-5pm in late OctoberThe lesser known seasonal brother of the Hasami Spring Pottery Festival, the Autumn Ceramics Festival is held in the Mt. Nakao area at the end of October each year. Le...
Nagasaki Kunchi / OkunchiAnnually from October 7th to October 9th.Nagasaki Kunchi is a vibrant, energetic festival, celebrating the local deity worshipped at Suwa Shrine, with a history stretching back some 370 years. The performanc...
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...
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 ...
Shimabara Castle Takigi Noh (Bonfire Noh)October 14, 2017 There is an extensive history and culture of Noh theatre in Shimabara City. In order to protect and nurture this tradition, Shimabara Castle Bonfire Noh was revived ...

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