The Naked Man festival in Nagasu-machi.

The Naked Man festival in Nagasu-machi.

If there’s one thing we all know Japan does right, it’s festivals. Do you know of a great festival somewhere in Kumamoto Prefecture? If so, we want to hear about it! If you have a suggestion, please tell us on our Facebook page (search bar: KumAJET) or send us an email at kumajet@ajet.net.

Yatsushiro Firework Festival 〔八代花火大会〕
This is a national firework festival that is held in Yatsushiro. It is the biggest firework festival in Kumamoto. There are 1,300 fireworks.

Naked Man Festival 
This is a fun festival where grown, drunk Japanese men fight for a ball of hay!
3rd Sunday of every January
Google coordinates: 32.934181,130.443463

Aso Fire festival 〔阿蘇火の祭り〕
There is nothing like this anywhere else in the world. Swinging bales of burning hay – that’s all that needs to be said.

Drunken Horse Festival
You can watch people parade drunk horses through the Shimotori.

Tsuetate Onsen: Koi Nobori 
Carp flags are hung across the river in this little onsen town. This is worth seeing.
4/1 – 5/6
Google coordinates: 33.184111,131.031678

Yamaga Lantern Festival [山鹿灯籠まつり(やまがとうろうまつり)]


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