Kanda Float Festival


Kanda Float Festival is held from mid-September to the first week of October every year and has been designated an Intengible Folk Cultural Asset by Fukuoka Prefecture. It is said to be one of the Three Major Float Festivals in Kyushu and is famous for its “Fighting Float”, in which competing floats hit each other wildly! The same floats are also used for the Shinkosai Festival (festival to transport the gods) at Uhara Shrine and are considered rare for changing their appearance three times within 15 days; they appear as “Hiyama (decorated with 224 lanterns)”, “Noboriyama (decorated with flags)”, and “Iwayama (decorated with dolls and using an imitation rock background)”.
Why not join in the vigorous festival and watch all 14 unique floats as well as the happi coats of each region?

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 800-0352 福岡県京都郡苅田町富久町1-19-1(苅田町役場駐車場)
Address 1-19-1 Tomihisa-cho, Kanda Town, Miyako County, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 093-434-5560(苅田まちづくり観光協会)
Contact Kanda Town Education Board
Car Park Available
Access By train - About a 10 minute walk from JR “Soeda” Station on the Nippo Main Line

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


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