This is the main festival for Karatsu Shrine — a shrine with over 400 years of history and one of Saga Prefectures most popular festivals.
The feature of this festival is the giant “Hikiyama” floats that are pulled through the streets. The floats weigh between 2 and 4 tonnes and may be up to 7 meters in height. The highlight of the festival is day 2 (November 3) when the floats are dragged along the beach through the sand — often getting stuck.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.
2nd Nov–4th Nov, 2023
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JR Karatsu Station