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Things to do / Traditional festivals

Fukuoka: Kokura Gion Daiko

Drumming Festival. Each town in the city has its own drums, which are beaten by the townspeople going through the neighborhoods during the festival period.

Schedule & Key events:
● July 20
3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Demonstration of drumming at Otemon-mae Hiroba
● July 21
11 a.m.-2:40 p.m. Demonstration of drumming at Otemon-mae Hiroba
6:20 p.m.-9 p.m. Demonstration of drumming on Komoji-dori Street

Location: Kokura Castle Otemon-mae Hiroba,, Kokura, Kita-Kyushu, Fukuoka


Access:
JR Sanyo Shinkansen Line to Kokura Sta., and then walk 15 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.