Festivals & Events from January to March
The boisterous and elaborate scattering of parched beans takes place at Shinto shrines and temples.
Date: February 3
Locations: Kofukuji Temple, Suwa Shrine, Matsumori Shrine & Maruyama Tour of bean scattering events (Umezono Migawari Shrine, Tamaizumi Inari Shrine, Osaki Inari Shrine & Kusunoki Inari Shrine)
Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan
The Catholic archdiocese holds an annual event to commemorate the followers aged 12 to 64 years who were martyred during the period of oppression of the Christians.
Date: February 5
Location: Site of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan
Nagasaki Lantern Festival
Through Nagasaki's long history of foreign exchange with China, Chinese culture still exists in the city today. Under the light of more than 15,000 lanterns, the Lantern Festival showcases a number of exciting events such as Chinese Acrobatics and the Dragon Dance every year.
Festival Dates: January 1 to 15 (Lunar Calendar)
Festival Location: Shinchi Chinatown, Chuo Koen, Tojin Yashiki, Kofukuji, Kaji-ichi, Haman-machi Arcade, Koushi-byou (Confucian Shirine)