Hakata Gion Yamakasa

START: Jul 1, 2012 END: Jul 15, 2012

With over 770 years history, Yamakasa is Fukuoka’s most beloved yearly festival. The climax begins at 4:59 on July 15 when thousands of loincloth-clad men race through the streets carrying heavy floats. From 7/1 you can view the decorative floats at Kushida Shrine. Oisa-oisa!

• 7/1(Sun.) ~ 7/15(Sun.) Time varies by date
• Kushida Shrine, Hakata’s four neighborhoods
• Free
• 092-291-2951
• 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku

Published: Jun 15, 2012 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016

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