Best Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) In Kyushu・Okinawa

Here're best Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) in Kyushu・Okinawa. We released a ranking of reviews about Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Kyushu・Okinawa.

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Address:Kase River Side, Ogino Kase-cho, Saga-shi, Saga

Access:20 min walk from JR Saga Balloon Station. By car or taxi, 20 min from Saga Station, 30 min from Saga Airport.

Around 100 colorful hot air balloons starting to expand at the dry riverbed in the morning glow. Then, they rise to the autumn sky above the Saga Plain. Its scenery is very impressive!


Address:7 Nigiwai-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki

Access:Nagasaki Shinchi Chine Town, Kanko-dori Arcade, Chuou (Central) Park

There're many lanterns all around the town and stalls of Chinese snacks at Nagasaki Lantern Festival. Many tourists come to see this event from all over Japan. It's held during Chinese New Year, from 2/5 to 2/19 in 2019. The lanterns are lighted from 17:00 to 22:00.


Address:1499 Yamagashi, Yamaga-shi, Kumamoto

Access:50 min by bus from Shin Tamana Station to Onsen Plaza

Around a important cultural asset's playhouse 'Yachiyo-za', Hyakka Hyakusai is a festival with warm-lighted lanterns. It gets very crowded with tourists, so make your baggage as small as you can. After walking around, it's nice to take Yamagashi Onsen and warm your body. It's held on every Friday ans Saturday of February.


Address:2361, Sasaguri, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka, Japan

Access:2 min by car, from Chikuzenyamate Station


There is a parking lot, only stairs. There are wind chimes in front of the main hall and near the water. You can also take cute pictures with a heart frame and a huge 5 yen object. A sitting statue of Kobo Daishi, about 3 meters long, is enshrined in the hall and has an overwhelming presence. This year, the wind chime festival will be extended until the beginning of October !! It will be lit up in September (the time is undecided).


Address:1870-4 Minami Kisashi Obama-cho, Unzen-shi, Nagasaki

Access:By car, 75 min by Nagasaki Station, or 75 min from Nagasaki Airport.

Misoji-en Garden is as large as 26400 square meters, and its light-up at night is very beautiful. The whole site dye in red, and a fantastic garden appears in the woods. What's more, the reflected upside-down autumn colored tree is worth seeing.◎2018.11.20-around 12.20. Admission fee: 500 yen for one adult. (400 yen for each in a group more than 4 people). Opening hours: 9:00-21:30.


Address:8-1 Minami-yamate-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki

Access:7 min walk from Oura Tenshu-dou Station. 10 min by car or taxi from Nagasaki Station. Nearby toll parking area is available.



Glover Garden was registered as a world heritage in 2015. In Christmas season, it's lit up and has different atmosphere than usual! You can see the night Nagasaki city illumination.◎Parking area is available near here. But its better for you to go to Oura Tenshu-dou Shita Station, then walk to Glover Garden. I took these photos in 2012, it has become more gorgeous now for such as projection mapping.


Address:583-1, Nakayama, Yanagawa-shi, Fukuoka

Access:5 min by car, from Chikugofunagoya Station

The 300-year-old wisteria trees at Nakayama Kumano Shrine cover the entire surface, and it is a spectacular view. It is lit up at night and has a fantastic view.


Address:861-1 Aza Taira Higashison, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa

You can enjoy fifty thousand azalea trees! From the observatory on the hill, you can see colorful azalea field, and it looks like a flower carpet when it becomes full bloom. Azalea fastival is held from March 4 to 21.


Address:2706-1 Ita, Tagawa-shi, Fukuoka, Japan

Access:5 min by car, from Tagawaita Station

There are heart-shaped objects everywhere so you can take pictures at your favorite places. There is a cold tea service,


Address:1729 Yokoguma, Ogori-shi, Fukuoka, Japan

Access:4 min walk, from Misawa Station

The wind chime is a staircase + approach. There are times when it is crowded even on weekdays, so be careful if you go around noon! ︎ There are many frog figurines and it is a paradise for frog lovers! ︎ A cute frog with a red stamp. Many parking lots can be parked jointly with other stores. There are many stairs and it is a gravel road, so be careful of your feet. Wind chime festival until mid-September


Address:Tsuetate Shimojo Oguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto

Access:By bus, 45 min from Hita Station to Tsuetate Onsen, then walk 3 min. Or 40 min by car from Hita IC of Oita Speedway.

Carp Streamer Festival (Koi-nobori Matsuri) in Tsuetate Onsen town has a long history more than 30 years. About 3500 carp streamers decorated as long as 2 kilometers are swimming impressively in the stream of the sky! You can enjoy taking hot spring, eating a specialty Tsuetate Pudding, and seeing the streamers together!◎Carp Streamer Festival (Koi-nobori Matsuri) in 2018: 4/1-5/6 Illumination event: 19:00-22:00 Free parking area is available for 200 cars


Address:Ōshima 1811, Munakata-shi, Fukuoka

Access:15 min by ferry from Kounominato to Ōshima Port, then 5 min walk

Munakata Taisha Nakatsu Shrine is located at Oshima Island, and one of the elements of a world heritage 'Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region'. It's said to be a birth place of Star Festival legend in Japan, and during the festival, people are fascinated with the fantastic atmosphere in the precinct illuminated by bamboo lanterns.

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