2-22-7 Chuo, Yahatahigashiku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, 805-0019, Japan
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Summer festival, Tobata Gion Oyamagasa
Tobata Gion Oyamagasa, is a summer festival in Tobata Kitakyushu, held on the fourth Friday through Sunday in July every year.
This festival's major attraction is the ever-changing shapes of it four Yamakasa floats.
While decorated with majestic flags during the day, in the evening they turn into a "light pyramid" of 309 paper lanterns stacked in twelve levels 10 meters high, creating an fascinating beauty.
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Kitakyushu is an urban sprawl of 1 million people situated on the northern tip of Kyushu. Just across the narrow Kanmon Strait is Honshu. Although it will rarely be on top of people's must see lists, it has a suprisingly many nice places to visit. I have lived here since July 1999, and presently I have no plans to leave...
I want to keep adding photos to this page to shed some light on one of Japan's best kept secrets! Click below on 'Kitakyushu travelogue' for more...
For a practical guide to the city see
For a dedicated guide to Kitakyushu's Nightlife see
For information about the JET Programme in Kitakyushu...
...and the official home page
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