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 performances of Taishu-engeki (a genre of Japanese Drama), traditional dances and Oiran-dochu (a nighttime parade of geisha). Travel back in time at this historic festival! For those who prefer something a little more modern, there will also be some performances at the main stage.
• 5/5 (Fri.), 5/5 (Sat.)
• 5/4: 10:00~20:00, 5/5: 10:00~15:00
• Jokamachi area
• Jokamachi, Kitsuki, Oita
• 0978-63-0100 (Kitsuki Tourism Organization)