Sat, Jul

Kihoku Lantern Festival 2024

3:00pm – 9:00pm

The Kihoku Lantern Festival takes place in the port town of Nagashima in Kihoku, Mie Prefecture.

What happens?

Each year a large, elaborate cloth lantern is set afloat on the harbor in the afternoon. After nightfall, there is a spectacular fireworks display known as the Saiun Kujaku (Rainbow Peacock) as a backdrop to the floating lantern.


From 2 p.m. until the fireworks begin at 8 p.m., there are performances and other entertainment on a stage.

How to get there

The venue (Kiinagashima Port) is a 15-minute walk from Kii Nagashima Station. There is also a shuttle bus to different areas.

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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