Kigyosai Festival Yahata


Kigyosai Festival Yahata is held in early November and represents the fall in Kitakyushu. It began in 1969 as a commemorative opening ceremony for government-owned Yawata Steel Works and became a civil festival in 1985, from which time various events have been planned every year.
The festival bustles with more than 600 thousand people every year! About 300 stalls line up around Otani Stadium, and events such as a 25-Hour-Marathon Relay Race, Dance Competition, and Famous TV Character Shows take place one after another! The highlight is the fireworks display.
A tour of the Yawata Steel Works is also recommended. Visitors can enter the area that is usually closed to unauthorized people and observe the process in which the long, red-hot steel gets manufactured into railing for bullet trains or steel sheet pile for civil engineering and construction.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 805-0053 福岡県北九州市八幡東区大谷1-2-15 大谷球場周辺
Address Around Otani Stadium, 1-2-15 Otani, Yahata-Higashi Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 093-671-0808(まつり起業祭八幡実行委員会)
Contact Kigyosai Festival Yahata Planning Committee
Access By train and bus - Take a Nishitetsu Bus from JR Yahata or Space World Station on the Kagoshima Main Line and get off at Chuo Ni-chome Bus Stop
*During the festival, a free shuttle bus runs in a loop through the area including JR Yahata Station.

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


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