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Things to do / Traditional festivals

Kumamoto: Yamaga Toro Matsuri

Festival featuring Toro Odori folk dancing by women, each wearing a Yukata and a lantern on her head.

Schedule & Key events:
● Aug. 15
7:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Toro Odori at Omiya-jinja Shrine
8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Toro Odori at Omatsuri-Hiroba
8 p.m.-9 p.m. Fireworks display over Kikuchigawa River
● Aug. 16
8 p.m.-9 p.m. Sennin Toro Odori folk dancing by 1,000 women in the playground of Yamaga Elementary School

Location: Omiya-jinja Shrine, Omatsuri-Hiroba, Kikuchigawa River,, Yamaga, Kumamoto


Access:
JR Kyushu Shinkansen Line to Shin-Tamana Sta., and then take bus to Yamaga Bus Center Bus Stop (50 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.