[Cancelled in 2021] Japan's largest gate pine tree festival and light-up.


Bring good fortune with the giant kadomatsu, a winter tradition in Wakamiya City!

Japan's No.1 Daimonmatsu Festival is a year-end and New Year's tradition in Miyawaka City. Every year, on the first Sunday of December, when the large wooden pine tree is unveiled, stage events such as taiko drum performances and performances by local children are held. The festival also attracts many people who enjoy the early New Year's mood with stalls selling rice cakes and oden (dumplings).
The two large gate pine trees set up against the backdrop of a mountain village rich in nature are the pride of the volunteers who love Miyawaka and spent about a month making them, using an abundance of about 350 bamboos cut from the local mountains. It is approximately 9.5 m high and the diameter of the base is approximately 5 m. The pine, bamboo and plum trees are boldly used as they are for the pine, bamboo and plum decorations. The beauty, massiveness and elegance of the structure make it truly the best in Japan!
From sunset to 22:00, it is colourfully illuminated for a different view.
The festival culminates in the Dondoyaki, where a bamboo yagura made from the dismantling of Japan's largest monmatsu is burnt along with New Year's shimenzakari and other decorations to pray for good health and good fortune throughout the year.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 822-0133 福岡県宮若市脇田224-1 ドリームホープ若宮第2駐車場(特設会場)
Address Dream Hope Wakamiya No. 2 car park, 224-1 Wakita, Miyawaka, Fukuoka, Japan (special site)
Telephone Number 0949-55-9090(宮若市観光協会)
Fax Number 0949-55-9091
Event Days Sunday 6 December 2020 - Wednesday 13 January 2021
Open Daimonmatsu (Great Gate Pine) Exhibition and Light-up Period] First Sunday of December to mid-January before the Dongdon-yaki Festival.
Event] First Sunday of December 12:00pm-6:00pm
Light-up] Sunset - 10:00pm
Car Park available
Access Approximately 20 minutes from the Wakamiya IC of the Kyushu Expressway.
From JR Hakata Station, take the JR Kyushu Bus (bound for Naokata) for 60 minutes and get off at Yoshikawa School.
Website https://www.wakakanko.jp/Event
Remarks canceled only in case of heavy rain

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


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