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Nagasaki Kunchi – A fall festival complete with an impressive dragon dance!

This exciting fall festival celebrated at Nagasaki City's Suwa Shrine is one you won't want to miss. With a history of over 370 years, it is the most famous festival in Nagasaki. At the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival you can watch dances which incorporate the influence of Portuguese, Dutch, and Chinese culture on the area. While watching the spectacular dragon dance, spectators encouragingly yell "Mottekoi!"which means "Encore!"

Ecbo Cloak, a Temporary Luggage Storage Service, is Expanding its Areas!

Ecbo Cloak is a service connecting people who want to store their luggage with shops that have space to hold it.
Luggage may be stored in multipurpose spaces inside train stations, such as cafes, hair salons and post offices. By making reservations ahead of time, you can be sure to store items that won't fit into the coin-operated lockers, such a large suitcases, baby strollers and sports equipment.

Nagasaki – Kyushu's No.1 Fireworks Contest

The Kyushu Fireworks Festival is western Japan’s largest fireworks display, during which over 22,000 fireworks will be launched!
The festival is held in Japan’s largest theme park, “Huis Ten Bosch,” located in Nagasaki Prefecture. It is a large-scale event for which top-level fireworks specialists gather. Additionally, there are plenty of other things to see during the festival, such as the “Hanabi World Cup” which decides which fireworks specialist is the world’s best, the “Odama 100 Concurrent Fireworks Launch,” and the finale, “Special Starmines”!

Fukuoka Prefecture – Hakata Gion Yamakasa

A Festival Registered as a UNESCO World Intangible Heritage in 2016.
Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a Shinto festival of Kushida Shrine in Fukuoka City’s Hakata-ku. The festival’s formal name is Kushida Jinja Gion Retsu Oomatsuri.
It is a powerful festival, where a large number of men carry wheel-less mikoshi shrines on their shoulders throughout Hakata-ku.