Fireworks , Festivals
Wasshoi Hyakuman Summer Festival, which began in 1988 to mark the 25th anniversary of Kitakyushu’s reorganization as a city, is an annual summer event which attracts 1.5 million visitors.
In addition to “Hyakuman Odori,” where around 10,000 people come dressed in multicolored clothes to dance in a parade, “Natsu Matsuri Daishugo,” an event featuring the participation of floats and portable shrines from wards throughout the city, and YOSAKOI, which is held at four different venues, including JR Kokura Station Jam Space and Kokura Izutsuya Crossroads, these two days are packed with numerous other events at venues like Katsuyama Park and River Walk Kitakyushu.
The final day features the finale, when the night sky is lit up with 6,000 fireworks.
|Address||Around Kokura Castle
Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City 801-0813
|Access||Approx. 20-minute walk from JR Kokura Station
Approx. 10-minute walk JR Nishi Kokura Station
|TEL||093-541-5472 (Wasshoi Hyakuman Natsu Matsuri Shinkoukai)|
|Remarks||Held on the first Saturday and Sunday of August|