Matsuri in Kyushu

Matsuri All Stars and Kyushu Hinokuni Spirit Festival

September 28 (Sat) and 29 (Sun), 2019A smorgasbord of the Kyushu and Yamaguchi area’s best festivals all together in Kumamoto City alongside the Kyushu Hinokuni Spirit Festival!

Over 40 festivals from nine prefectures in the Kyushu and Yamaguchi regions, all in one place!
The extravaganza includes the “Big Five” festivals that have been inscribed
on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity,
such as the Hakata Gion Yamakasa and Yatsushiro Myoken Festival.
The event also showcases the areas’ best foods, local specialties and tourist attractions!

*Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

Experience all of Kyushu and Yamaguchis best festivals in Kumamoto!

Festival period
September 28 (Sat) - 29 (Sun), 2019
Venue
Downtown Kumamoto CityMain venue: Symbol Promenade
Sub-venues: Josaien, Kumamoto Castle; Shimotori Shintengai; 2-bangai
Float exhibition: Sunroad Shinshigai

*Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

Five of Kyushu's festivals (indicated with a below) have been inscribed
on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as elements of the Yama, Hoko and Yatai float festivals in Japan.
The Hakata Matsubayashi is said to have been held for 840 years but has never taken place outside of Hakata ...until now.

indicates an element inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

*Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

YAMAGUCHI
Iwakuni clan firearms troop
FUKUOKA
Hakata Gion Yamakasa
SAGA
2019 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
NAGASAKI
Nagasaki Lantern Festival
KUMAMOTO
Yatsushiro Myoken Festival
OITA
Hita Gion Festival
MIYAZAKI
Takachiho Kagura
KAGOSHIMA
Kagoshima three major festival "Myoenjimairi"
OKINAWA
Yomitan Festival
Everything you need to know about the two-day program on September 28 (Sat) and 29 (Sun), 2019
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TRAVEL PACKAGES*Please confirm the details of travel packages on each travel agency website.
  • Destination
  • Date
  • Travel packages
  • Company Name
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  • Destination Hong Kong
  • Date 2019/9/27~9/29
  • Travel packages Fukuoka.Kumamoto Festival in Kyushu 3Days Package
    (福岡.熊本 祭典in九州 3日套票)
  • Company Name JTB (Hong Kong) Limited
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「Kyushu Hinokuni Spirit!」Sightseeing & Food Festival

Festival period
September 28 (Sat) - 29 (Sun), 2019
Venue
Downtown Kumamoto City

*Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

A mouthwatering array of the best meat and noodle dishes from each prefecture in the Kyushu and Yamaguchi areas.
You can also enjoy local sake and shochu (distilled liquor) and buy specialities from each area.

会場マップ

- Access -
  • From JR Kumamoto Station
    Tram: Around 12 minutes from Kumamoto Station to Karashima-cho
    Bus: Around 10 minutes from Kumamoto Station to Kumamoto Kotsu Centre (bus terminal)
  • From Aso Kumamoto Airport
    Around 50 minutes by Airport Limousine Bus
    Information on the Airport Limousine Bus
- Notes for Visitors -
  • Please take public transport to the festival venue to alleviate traffic congestion and to help prevent global warming.
  • Matsuri All Stars events may be cancelled in the event of rain.
  • The schedule of Matsuri All Stars events may change without warning.
  • Companies appearing in the Hinokuni Spirit Festival may change without warning.
  • Any event may be cancelled in the event of poor weather. An announcement will be posted on the Matsuri in Kyushu website and on Facebook if an event is cancelled.