May Event Calendar

Kizan Grass Skiing
  • When: March 1 to May 31
  • Where: Kiyama, at the top of Mount Ki (Kizan)
Botayama Wanpaku Park Grass Skiing
  • When: April 1 to October 31, 10:00 to 18:00, closed Wednesdays
  • Where: Botayama Wanpaku Park, Omachi
Kawakamikyo Spring Festival — Carp Streamers on the River
  • When: March 17 to May 31
  • Where: Yamato, Saga City
  • Cost: Boat rides are available for 300 yen per person on weekends and holidays, 100:00 to 16:00
Kyushu Beer Festival
  • When: April 27 to May 6
  • Where: Nishi Hiroba, Maizuru Park, Fukuoka City
  • Cost: 5000 yen in advance or 5500 yen at the door (includes 10 drink tickets), 600 yen for additional drink tickets
  • Link
Daikouzenji Temple Azalea Festival
  • When: April 14 to May 7
  • Where: Daikouzenji Temple, Kiyama
  • Access: Bus service available form Kiyama Station until May 5
  • Cost: entrance fee of 500 yen per person
Yuuri!!! on MUSEUM
  • When: April 29 to June 10, 10:00 to 19:00 (last entry at 18:30)
  • Where: Niji no Matsubara Hotel Rainbow Hall, Karatsu
  • Cost: 1000 yen
Arita Ceramics Festival
  • When: April 29 to May 5
  • Where: Downtown Arita
Kanzaki Soumen Festival
  • When: May 3 to May 5, 9:00 to 14:00
  • Where: Yoshinogari History Park Ichi no Hiroba, Kanzaki
Kunen’an
  • Details: This famous traditional home is open to the public for a just a few days a year.
  • When: May 3, 4, and 5, 8:30 to 16:00
  • Where: Kunen’an, Kanzaki
Kiyama Monzen’ichi
  • Details: Local produce, etc. will be sold from approx. 40 small truck stalls
  • When: May 3, 10:00 to 14:00
  • Where: Daikouzenji Temple, Kiyama
Lantern Festival in Takeo
  • When: May 12, from 18:00 for the main event
  • Where: Around Takeo Onsen Romon Gate and the new Takeo City Hall building
Keep Pine Project
  • When: May 13, 9:00 to 10:30
  • Where: Hamasaki Shinrin’yoku no Mori Park (浜崎森林浴の森公園) Parking Lot, Karatsu
Okuma Festival
  • Details: Various events to celebrate Okuma Shigenobu. Free entrance to the museum.
  • When: May 13, 9:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Okuma Shigenobu Memorial Museum, Saga City
10th Annual Fukuoka vs. Saga Tug-of-War Competition
  • Details: Open to the first 150 day-of registrants from each prefecture.
  • When: May 20, 9:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Tenkenji Bridge, Miyaki
Gatalympics
  • Details: Registration in advance required. The Kashima ALTs will likely have info on sign ups soon!
  • When: May 27
  • Where: Nanaura Kaihin Sports Park, Kashima
Nagoya Castle and Encampments History Walk
  • When: May 27, 10:30~
  • Where: The ruins of Nagoya Castle, Karatsu
  • Cost: 300 yen for materials

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