July Events Calendar

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
Opening of Kodomo Kyaranko Beach
  • Details: The beach is open for use
  • When: Starting July 1
  • Where: Kodomo (小友) area of Yobuko, Karatsu
Saga Ginten Yoichi
  • Details: Various events are planned for each Saturday
  • When: Evenings, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3
  • Where: Shirayama area, Saga City (Around Shoko Building)
Saga Sea 2019 Echoes in Furuyu, Memories of Summer
  • Details: Dutch jazz performance from a pianist and bassist. Ticket applications are accepted until June 23, seats will be distributed by lottery if capacity is reached. Ticket receivers should bring their ticket and pay the fee at the door
  • When: July 7, doors open at 14:30, show at 15:00
  • Where: Foresta Fuji, Fuji area, Saga City (佐賀市富士町古湯2624)
  • Cost: 3000 yen
  • Website with registration form
Opening of Imarin’ Beach
  • Details: The beach is open for use
  • When: July 7 to August 28
  • Where: Imarin’ Beach, Imari
Takeo no Akari Meguri (Lights throughout town)
  • When: Evenings, July 12 to September 30
  • Where: Mifuneyama Rakuen, Keishuuen, Yumeginga, Takeo City Library, Takeo Shrine, and Takeo Onsen, Takeo
A Forest Where God Lives — team Lab Projection Mapping at Mifuneyama
  • When: July 12 to November 4
  • Where: Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo
Yasaka Shrine Summer Festival (Hidetsu Gion)
  • When: July 13, 19:00 to 21:30
  • Where: The shopping district near JR Hizen Shiroishi Station, Shiroishi
Tosu Yamakasa
  • When: July 13 and 14, 13:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Tosu Yasaka Shrine and downtown Tosu
Sea Carnival in Karatsu
  • Details: Various events including boating experiences
  • When: July 14
  • Where: East Port, Karatsu
67th Annual Kyushu Fireworks Festival
  • When: July 14, 20:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Nishinohama Beach, Karatsu
Nishinomiya Hachimangu Shrine Gion Festival
  • When: July 15
  • Where: Nishinomiya Hachimangu Shrine, Miyaki
Flag Raising Shinto Rites
  • When: July 15, 13:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Ayabe Shrine, Miyaki
Kodomo Gion Yamakasa
  • When: July 16 and 17
  • Where: Kodomo (小友) area of Yobuko, Karatsu
Hamasaki Gion Festival
  • When: July 20 and 21, from 15:00
  • Where: Near Hamasaki Station, Karatsu
Karatsu Saturday Evening Market
  • When: Evenings, July 20, 27, August 3, and 10
  • Where: Central Shopping District, Karatsu
Ureshino Saturday Evening Market
  • When: July 20, 19:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Ureshino Onsen Main Shopping Street, Ureshino
Hasuike no Gion
  • When: July 20
  • Where: Yasaka Shrine, Hasuike area of Saga City
Castle Bay Beach Festival 2019
  • Details: Ride a banana boat, try water sports, and more
  • When: July 21, 10:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Nishinohama Beach, Karatsu
  • Cost: 500 yen per water sports activity
Hata Hometown Summer Festival 2019
  • When: July 26, festival from 18:30, fireworks 21:00 to 21:20
  • Where: The riverbed near Kitahata Middle School, Karatsu
Ureshino Disco in The Cotton Club
  • Details: Participants arriving in yukata receive a special fan. The event is followed by an after part from 22:00 to 24:00 (500 yen, one drink included).
  • When: July 27, 18:00 to 22:00
  • Where: The Cotton Club at Wataya Besso, Ureshino
  • Cost: 1000 yen to enter, 500 yen for food and drink
Tokusue Gion Yamakasa
  • When: July 27 and 28
  • Where: Tokusue area of Kitahata, Karatsu
Ogi Yamahiki Gion 703rd Annual Festival
  • When: July 27 and 28
  • Where: Suga Shrine, Ogi
2019 International Waterfall Climb in Nanayama
  • Details: Registration required. Contact AJET Rep Sacha to join the Saga JETs group, or contact SPIRA to join their special list of international participants. They will give you details on cost for foreign participants.
  • When: July 28, opening ceremony at 10:00, award ceremony at 15:30
  • Where: Narukami no Oka Undou Park, Nanayama area, Karatsu
Moriagara Night 2019
  • When: July 28, 19:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Houraian (朋来庵), Taku
  • Cost: 1000 yen, includes one drink

Featured Image: Kodomo Gion Festival

Otomo Gion

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