Fuji Hachimangu Shrine River Crossing Festival

風治八幡宮 川渡り神幸祭

Fuji Hachimangu Shrine River Crossing Festival is one of Fukuoka’s five biggest festivals. The festival is put on by Fuji Hachiman Shrine (which has a more than 400 year history) and is famous as a summer festival of men from Tagawa City. Prayers are made at Fuji Hachimangu Shrine for a good harvest. The sight of two portable shrines and 11 floats being hauled across the Hikosan River is nothing short of magnificent. The weight of each of the brightly colored floats is between 2 to 4 tons. One shouldn’t miss the sight of the emotions the participating men have! Once the festival is over, farmers nearby begin making rice nurseries. The festival is held on the third Saturday and Sunday of May every year.

*Held on the third weekend of every May
*About the Festival: Municipally-Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Asset

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 福岡県田川市魚町伊田 風治八幡宮、周辺彦山川
Address Fuji Hachimangu Shrine, 2-30 Uo Town, Tagawa City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0947-42-1135(風治八幡宮)
Contact 312 phone extension (Tagawa City Hall Commerce and Industry Labour Administation Section)
Open Held the third weekend of every May
Car Park Special parking is available
Access *About a 5 minute walk from JR Hitahikosan Line Tagawa-Ita Station
*From National Highway 201 take a right turn at Higashi Ohashi Bridge. Proceed for 1.5km. The event sight is near Shimbashi Bridge

On the day of the event, special traffic controls will be in place
Website http://kawawatari.com/

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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