Things to do / Traditional festivals

Saga: 2019 Saga International Balloon Fiesta

Festival with over 100 balloons from around 20 countries taking part. The highlight of this festival is "La Montgolfier Nocturne," the event of lighting up the balloons tethered to the ground with live music at Launch area. Many other events are also scheduled during the festival period.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily 7 a.m.-9 a.m. & 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Competitions
● Nov. 3 & 4 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m. "La Montgolfier Nocturne"

Location: Kase River, Saga, Saga

JR Nagasaki Honsen Line to Balloon Saga (temporary) Sta.

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.