September Events Calendar

Team LAB Projection Mapping at Mifuneyama Rakuen
  • When: Evenings from July 20 to October 28 (see the event page for exact times)
  • Where: Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo
  • Cost: 1200 yen
Light-up at Keishuen Park
  • When: Weekends and holidays from July 20 to September 30, open 17:30 to 22:00, light-up from 19:30
  • Where: Keishuen, Takeo
  • Cost: 800 yen
  • Link
10th Saga Station Bus Center Festival
  • Details: Various events, including a tour of the back yard of the bus operation center for the first 40 visitors.
  • When: September 2
  • Where: Saga Station Bus Center, Saga City
Taiwan Sweets Workshop
  • Details: Learn to make candied fruit and milk tea with two speakers from Taiwan. Max 20 participants, registration required.
  • When: September 7, 14:00 to 17:00
  • Where: 3rd Fl Cooking Room , Avance, Saga City
  • Cost: 300 yen for non-members, free for Saga City International Relations Association Members
“For Gyumri – Memories of Light” Performance by Tigran Hamayasan
  • When: September 7, doors open at 18:30, concert at 19:00
  • Where: Avance, Saga City
  • Cost: 6500 yen
3rd Annual Reflections on the Water Project
  • Details: 400 lanterns will float in the castle moat. A limited number of boat rides will also be offered.
  • When: September 8, 19:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Saga Castle Park
International Ninja Research Society General Meeting
  • When: Presentation of research findings on September 8, 12:00 to 18:00, reception at Irifunesou (入船荘) 18:00 to 20:00, exploring of ninja-related sites on September 9, 9:30 to 15:00
  • Where: Ureshino City Civic Auditorium (嬉野市公会堂), Ureshino
  • Cost: 2000 yen for the lectures, 4000 yen for the reception, 5000 yen for the exploration tour
  • Registration: Must be faxed or emailed. Info here.
Toyota Gazoo Racing Rally Challenge Karatsu
  • Details: Experience riding in a rally car and drive go-carts.
  • When: September 9, 10:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Boat Race Karatsu
Northern Kyushu Craftsmanship Exhibit and Shop
  • When: September 16 to 30, 11:30 to 22:00, last entrance at 21:00, closed Tuesdays
  • Where: Tosu Cafe and Wine Dining Lincotto, Tosu
Kyushu Olle Sunset and Flowers Walk
  • Details: Walk 9 km of the course with a guide. Register via fax or phone.
  • When: September 22, registration from 12:30, start at 13:15
  • Where: Starts at Michi no Eki Momoyama Tenkaichi (道の駅桃山の天下市), Karatsu
    Those traveling by car can also park at Hado Cape Park Lot 1 (波戸岬第一駐車場) and take a free shuttle bus to the starting point. Buses depart at 12:30 and 12:50
  • Cost: 1500 yen for insurance, etc.
September Festivals with Local Folk Dances:
21st Kashima Performing Arts Heritage Festival
  • Details: See various furyuu and masked furyuu performances in one day! Also includes guest performances from Nagasaki (dragon dance) and Tara (masked furyuu).
  • When: September 9, Nanaura Fall Festival in the morning, dances from 13:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Yutoku Inari Shrine, Kashima
  • There is also a photo contest. See the website for more details.
Chiriku Hachimangu Parade Furyuu
  • When: September 15, 7:20 to 14:30
  • Where: Chiriku Hachimangu, Miyaki
Kuse Shrine Festival
  • When: September 23, 8:00 (古湯提), 12:00 (Kuse Shrine), 17:00 (Genkouji Temple)
  • Where: Kuse Shrine area, Kashima
Ayabe Shrine Parade Furyuu
  • When: September 23, 11:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Ayabe Shrine, Miyaki
Miyano Furyuu
  • When: September 23, from 11:00
  • Where: Kurokami Shrine, Takeo
Takase Araodori
  • When: September 23, from 14:00
  • Where: Matsuo Shrine, Takase area, Takeo
Utode Araodori
  • When: September 23, from 14:00
  • Where: Shouichii Shrine, Takeo
Ayabe Shrine Closing Ceremonies and Sumo Tournament
  • When: September 24
  • Where: Ayabe Shrine, Miyaki
Nakako Tenmangu Fall Festival (Tanuki Dance)
  • When: September 25, from 11:00
  • Where: Nakako Tenmangu, Kashima

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