Late
May

Higashiomi Giant Kite Festival

9:20am – 3:00pm
Free

On the last Sunday of May each year, Higashiomi in Shiga Prefecture hosts a festival in which enormous traditional kites are hauled into the air by teams of up to 100 people.

The festival features local kites as well as kites from throughout Japan.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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