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Kumamoto, 22 Jan.

Yamaga Tōrō Lantern Festival

Yamaga Tourou (Lantern) Festival Yamaga Tourou (Lantern) Festival

The Yamaga Tōrō Lantern Festival is held in the Yamaga region of Kumamoto every year on August 15th and 16th. The highlight of the festival is the “1,000 Lantern Dance,” with hundreds of women dressed in traditional yukata, holding paper lanterns on their heads, dancing elegantly late into the night. The festival also includes a huge fireworks display on August 15th.

Kumamoto Nagomi Tourism Site

Tokyo (Narita) to Yamaga Tōrō Lantern Festival, Kumamoto

    1. Narita Airport

      1 h 55 min

      From 6,000 yen

    2. Aso Kumamoto Airport

      • Bus


      800 yen

    3. Kumamoto Station

      • Bus

      10 min

      150 yen

    4. Kumamoto Kotsu Center

      • Bus

      1 h 15 min

      1,000 yen

    5. Yamaga Bus Center

      • Walk

      10 min

    6. Yamaga Tōrō Lantern Festival

      196 Yamaga, Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture


All listed travel times and costs are approximate.

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