Niigata: Shirone Otako-gassen

Kite-fighting event with 13 huge kites flown by groups of citizens, held on the riverbeds of Nakanokuchi River. Hours are subject to change depending on the wind conditions.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily 1 p.m.-

Location: Nakanokuchi River, Shirone, Minami-ku, Niigata

(1) JR Jyoetsu Shinkansen Line to Niigata Station. From there, take Niigata Kotsu bus to Shirone-naka Bus Stop (1 hour 10 min.); (2) JR Joetsu Shinkansen Line to Tsubame-sanjo Station. From there, take taxi (30 min.)

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.