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Things to do / Traditional festivals

Saga: Tontenton Matsuri

Fighting Festival. The highlight of this festival is Hono-Gassen (dedication of fighting between mikoshi and a float).

Schedule & Key events:
● Oct. 25
evening Procession of four mikoshi from Imari-jinja Shrine and Hono-Gassen
● Oct. 26
daytime Procession of four mikoshi from Imari-jinja Shrine and Hono-Gassen
● Oct. 27
daytime Procession of mikoshi and floats by men jostling each other to the tune of Taiko drumming at the several places in the city and final free-for-all jostling on the riverbed of Imari River

Location: Imari-jinja Shrine,, Imari, Saga


Access:
JR Sanyo Shinkansen Line to Hakata Sta. From there, take JR Limited Express "Midori" to Arita Sta., and change to Matsuura Tetsudo Line to Imari 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.