Watch some of the world’s most magnificent hot air balloons float in great flocks above the Kase Riverbank at this unique five day event in the nearby city of Saga. The fiesta, which has been running for 35 years, is the biggest event of its kind in the country. Balloon pilots hailing from Japan, Hungary, Korea, Australia and the UK, among others, will fire up their furnaces for international competitions in the calmer early morning and evening periods, whilst in the afternoons a range of exciting novelty-shaped creations will drift across the sky. Fans of the Montgolfier brothers can attend daily workshops explaining how to fly a balloon, and mini-pilots can play in the balloons’ baskets on Saturday (kids’ day).On Sunday and Monday, don’t head home when night falls – stay for the evening and let the illuminated balloon display lift you up, up and away…
• 10/30 (Wed.) Public practice day.
• Fiesta: 10/31 (Thu.) ~ 11/4 (Mon.) 7:00 ~ 17:00/19:30
• Kase Riversite, Saga