May 3
May 5

Hamamatsu Festival

10:00am – 3:00pm

The Hamamatsu Festival celebrates the birth of children and falls over the annual holiday Children’s Day (May 5).

What happens?

There are two distinct parts to the festival. The first is a procession of floats that resemble small temples, each carrying musicians. The second part of the festival is a huge kite flying festival with each neighbourhood competing with their own giant kite.


  • May 3 to 5 (morning to afternoon): The kite-flying festival
  • May 3 to 5 (evening): Float procession

How to get there

These activities take place at two different venues. The procession happens right next to Hamamatsu Station while the kite flying takes place at a park in Nakatajima near the sea. Shuttle buses will operate between the two venues.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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