Miike Hatsuichi (first market of the year)


Miike Hatsuichi is a spring market which announces the arrival of the spring to Omuta. It is said to have originated from the barter trade of farming tools, rice and vegetables along Miike Kaido Road during the Edo Era (1603 - 1867). The market has a roughly 300 year history and there is a saying, “If you feel a breeze at Hatsuichi, you won’t catch a cold all year!”
The market takes place on March 1 and 2, during which time about 200 stalls selling local specialties like flower and bamboo baskets, saplings, garden trees and food line the road.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 837-0921 福岡県大牟田市三池629-2 三池地区公民館前道路一帯(初市街道)
Address 629-2 Miike, Omuta City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0944-53-8343(三池初市実行委員会(三池地区公民館内))
Contact Omuta City Miike Area Community Center
Access From JR or Nishitetsu “Omuta” Station, take the Nishitetsu bus bound for Miike or Kandawaki and get off at Kandawaki stop; a 1 minute walk from there

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


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