Things to do / Traditional festivals

Fukui: Katsuyama Sagicho

The festival with a 300-year history is to pray for a good harvest for this year. This festival features local performing arts to the tune of Japanese music and drumming on a dozen of Yagura (wooden high stages), and Dondo-yaki (setting fire to New Year's decorations and ornaments).

Schedule & Key events:
● Feb. 23
1 p.m.-10 p.m. Local performing arts demonstration in the city
● Feb. 24
9 a.m.-10 p.m. Local performing arts demonstration in the city
from 8 p.m.: Dondo-yaki on the riverbank of Kuzuryu River

Location: Kuzuryu River and others, Katsuyama, Fukui

JR Hokuriku Honsen Line to Fukui Sta. From there, take Echizen Railway Katsuyama-Eiheiji Line to Katsuyama Sta., and then walk 10 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.