Rice Terraces Fire Festival

The rice terraces of Toho-mura boast a wonderful rural landscape. Approximately 1,200 handmade torches light up the…

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Firefly Walk

Visitors can get close to fluttering fireflies on an eight kilometer, three-hour walk between Hoshuyama Station and…

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Yobuko Big Tug of War

This 420-year-old event is a tug of war between teams of Yobuko citizens using a 200-meter-long rope. A land team win means…

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Moji Port Festa 2017

One of Japan’s three biggest port festas. See the excitement of “banana selling” (said to have originated at Moji Port), browse the flea market, see local dance, drumming, band shows on Saturday, and the festival’s climax on…

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Matsuri With The Kyushu – UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Commemoration Event

To commemorate the inclusion of five major Kyushu festivals such as the Hakata Gion Yamakasa in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, a 2-hour showcase of these five festivals will be held from…

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Ontayaki Karausu Matsuri 2017

Held every year during Golden Week, this festival gives visitors the chance to come into contact with a kind of pottery that utilizes traditional techniques, which have been passed on from generation to generation for more than…

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Kitsuki Castle Festival

This is the biggest festival of the year in Kitsuki, Oita Pref., a town which is referred to locally as little Kyoto. There will be several parades of samurai and princesses as well as…

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Shimenawa Festival at Sakurai Jinja Shrine

One of the main tourism spots in the Itoshima region is Meoto-iwa in Futamigaura. Every year, a ceremony is held on one…

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Ajisaka Poppy Festival

This festival grew out of the actions of a citizens group called the Ajisaka 21 Association, who started planting poppy seeds on a member’s farmland as a means of revitalizing the local area. The best time to see the flowers is May, when as many as 1 million poppies come into bloom. The festival is held over a weekend in the middle of May, giving visitors the chance to pick-up local goods and sample foods from the area.

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Experience Seine Fishing In Itoshima

Pull seine (fishing nets) between two boats and then enjoy very fresh sashimi and a BBQ with onigiri, yakisoba and more on the beach. Lunch is included in the fee. Book in advance, the participation is limited to 100 people. If a lot of fish is caught, you might be given some to take home.

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