We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yatsushiro Myouken Sai

Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Interesting local festival - intangible folklorecultural asset

When we first read about the Yatsushiro Myoken Festival we decided we had to visit. It’s... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2016
hfot2
,
Vermont
Read all 16 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The "Yatsushiro Myouken Sai," held at Yatsushiro Shrine in Kumamoto prefecture, is one of Kyushu's three major festivals, passed down by the townspeople since the end of the Edo period. Visitors will be treated to a lavish portable shrine-transporting procession, roughly 1 km long, that seems to come straight from the Edo period, featuring shishi (lions), kazari-uma (decorated horses), a kida (snake-turtle), and more. The eve of the festival is also packed with attractions and events, including a traditional performance festival, the Yatsushiro food court with its gourmet selection, and a stamp collection event. This festival is one of Japan's Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good63%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Oct 28, 2016
“Interesting local festival - intangible folklorecultural asset”
LOCATION
Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (16)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter
Reviewed 29 October 2016

When we first read about the Yatsushiro Myoken Festival we decided we had to visit. It’s described as one of the 3 greatest festivals in Kyushu. It is definitely a very local event. The town was mobbed with locals and visitors from Kumamoto and beyond,...More

1  Thank hfot2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 29 hotels in Yatsushiro
Toyoko Inn Shinyatsushiro Station
35 reviews
2.17 km away
Yatsushiro Grand Hotel
25 reviews
2.65 km away
Yatsushiro Hotel
1 review
2.81 km away
Hotel Wing International Kumamoto Yatsushiro
27 reviews
3.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Drive-In Yuraku
.34 km away
Danke
.34 km away
Ranka
1 review
.38 km away
Sansan Bento
.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
Yatsushiro Castle Remains
42 reviews
4.03 km away
Yatsusiro All Japan Fireworks Competition
7 reviews
1.31 km away
Yatsushiro City Tourist Information Center
11 reviews
2.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Yatsushiro Myouken Sai staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;