June Events Calendar

Opening of the Iris Field at Yamato Chuo Park
  • When: Until June 16, 9:00 to 18:00
  • Where: Yamato Chuo Park, Saga City
  • Cost: 510 yen
Nanayama Furusato Festival
  • When: June 2, 10:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Tarukami Park, Nanayama area, Karatsu
Drum Tao 2019
  • When: June 2, starts at 17:00
  • Where: The large hall of Saga City Cultural Hall, Saga City
  • Cost: 6500 yen for S-level, 5500 yen for A-level. Tickets can be purchased at convenience store kiosks and various locations in Saga.
35th Annual Kashima Gatalympics
  • Details: Contact Steven G. to register and for more information
  • When: June 2, opening ceremony at 11:00, competition starts at 12:00
  • Where: Nanaura Beach Sports Park at Michi no Eki Kashima, Kashima
Yobuko Giant Tug-of-War
  • When: June 2, ceremony at 12:30, adults tug-of-war at 13:00
  • Where: 三神神社, Yobuko
Firefly Festival
  • Details: Featuring food stalls, a flea market, and reduced rates at for lake water sports and select local onsen.
  • When: June 2 starting 13:00
  • Where: Hoyoumura Plaza, Takeo
Ouchi Hydrangea Festival
  • Details: This area has 40,000 hydrangeas in about 50 different varieties. You can also submit entries in the photo contest until July 5.
  • When: June 5 to 25, waterfall illumination 19:20 to 22:00
  • Where: Mikaeri Falls new Ouchi Station, Karatsu
  • Cost: There is a fee for the parking lot and shuttle bus.
  • Website
  • Avery’s write up on the event!
Miyaki Hotaru Park: Flight of the Fireflies
  • When: Mid-May to Mid-June, 18:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Hotaru Park, Miyaki
Imari Okawachiyama Windchime Festival 2019
  • Details: Porcelain wind chimes will be hung up throughout the town, and various events are planned over the festival period
  • When: June 15 to August 31
  • Where: Okawachiyama area, Imari
Ume Picking at Kagami Shrine
  • When: Until June 9, 9:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Kagami Shrine Ume Orchard, Karatsu
  • Cost: 500 yen per 3-kilo bag
  • How to make umeshu or ume syrup from your freshly picked ume
Nijinomatsubara Triatholon
  • Details: The sign-up deadline is long gone, but it might be fun to watch!
  • When: June 16
  • Where: The Nijinomatsubara area, starting at Higashi Karatsu Station
“Rice Seedlings and the Terraced Rice Field” Walk in Warabino
  • Details: Registration required in advance by email, fax, or phone.
  • When: June 17, 10:00 to 13:30
  • Where: Warabino Terraced Rice Field Exchange Plaza (蕨野棚田交流広場), Ouchi area, Karatsu
  • Cost: 1000 yen, includes onigiri made from terraced field rice.
  • Website
Leavers Party
  • Details: Contact AJET Sacha to register and get more information!
  • When: June 29
  • Where: In Saga City
  • Cost: 4000 yen
ROFL Comedy Fest in Saga
  • Details: A number of Japanese comedies will gather for a show.
  • When: June 30, first set start at 11:30, second set starts at 15:00
  • Where: The big hall of Saga City Cultural Hall, Saga City
  • Cost: 3996 yen. Tickets can be purchased at convenience store kiosks and various locations in Saga.

Featured Image: Yobuko Giant Tug-of-War


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