Hakata Gion Yamasaka is a festival with a 750 year history that features fundoshi — (that ever popular festival garment) clad men race elaborately decorated floats that weigh in at one ton.
The event is one of Fukuoka‘s largest with approximately one million spectators expected to observe the festivities.
The main processions take place on July 10, 11, and 14.
How to get there
The closest station is Tenjin Station, but JR Hakata Station is also within walking distance.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.