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.