Events and Festivals in Fukuoka-shi

  • January: Tamaseseri – Men in loincloth fight for possession of a wooden ball at Hakozaki Shrine
  • March: Kyokusui no En: On March’s first Sunday, an elegant festival in which scores of people dress up in kimonos at DazaifuTenmangu Shrine
  • May: Hakata Dontaku Port: An 8 century old festival where merchants parade and set up perfomances all over the city in the first week of May.
  • July: Hakata GionYamakasa – crowds of more than a million cheer on races between gigantic wheel-less floats being pulled by teams of men in the first two weeks of July. Unmissable on your vacation trip itinerary planner.
  • August: Ohori Park Fireworks – half a million people gather to watch this on the first day of the month
  • November: Sumo Kyushu Basho – Fukuoka is the smallest city to host a national level grand sumo tournament

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