Celebrating the end of a 14 day period of worship after new year, this festival sees dozens of loincloth-clad men/boys being doused in very cold water as they compete for banknotes in teams. The competitors are made up of students from local high-schools which have a historic connection with the temple. They shout doya-doya as they are soaked and the atmosphere is very energetic with a highly competitive edge. You can watch from the temple grounds, but crowds gather early, so be there in the morning to get a good spot.
As the “ichi” in the name suggests, this fireworks festival is touted as the best in the whole of Kyushu. Given the large number of festivals, this is a bold claim. On length alone – at 2 1/4 hours – […]
As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19, this event has been rescheduled to September for 2020. Rebranded as the beers of Japan festival, this event was previously known as the Kyushu Beer Festival. Due to current virus the […]
The Paantu festival takes place on the Okinawa Prefecture island of Miyakojima in the far south of the archipelego. The villagers dress up as ‘Paantu’ – supernatural beings covered in mud and foliage. They also wear long masks. Their aim […]
Continuing a tradition that has taken place at Osawa Pond next to Daikakuji since the Heian era, this event gives you the chance to float on a boat in the pond under a clear autumn moon. If the moon is […]
5:30pm – 9:00pm
¥500 (on the door)