Tagawa’s festivals are artistic! Tagawa’s festivals embody its history and tradition.
Colorful, unique, and powerful. People will stand riveted to their spots!

Fuuji Hachimangu Shrine’s Kawawatari Jinkosai Festival is one of Fukuoka Prefecture’s five great festivals.
It has been held for more than 450 years.
The two mikoshi (portable shrine) take a trip for two days and one night to a temporary lodging on the other side of the Hikosan River. The two shrines and eleven colorful Yamakasa decorations (floats that symbolize the festival) in the river are dynamic. It is said that the portable shrines do not move without shishimai (lion dances), and lion dances are dedicated in various places to the deity of the shrine. It's held third Sat. and Sun. of May every year.

Kagura is a traditional performance of sacred music and dance conducted by people who believe in the descent of the deity to a seat they prepare in order to enjoy meals with them.
Iwato Kagura is one of the Kaguras handed down from generation to generation in the Buzen area, and the Buzen Kaguras, including Kasuga Shrine’ s Iwato Kagura, are Japan’ s most important intangible folk-culture asset.
Iwato Kagura is dedicated to the deity during the Jinkosai Festival in May, July, and October.

From JR HAKATA Sta./Fukuoka City

  • Approx. 60min. by train

    Sasaguri Line/Chikuho Main Line → Gotoji Line
    JR Hakata Sta. - Shin-Iizuka Sta. - Tagawa-Gotoji Sta.

  • Approx. 70min. by bus

    Nishitetsu Bus
    Nishitetsu Tenjin Highway Bus Terminal - Nishitetsu Gotoji Bus Office

  • Approx. 50min. by car

    Via Route 201
    Fukuoka IC - Around Tagawa City Hall

    Approx. 50 min.
    by car from Fukuoka Airport

From JR Kokura Sta./Kitakyushu city

  • Approx. 50min. by train

    Hitahikosan Line
    JR Kokura Sta. - Tagawa-Ita Sta.

  • Approx. 80min. by bus

    Nishitetsu Bus
    Kokura Sta. Bus Center -Nakatani - Tagawa-Ita Sta.

  • Approx. 30min. by car

    Via National Route 322 Kokura-minami IC - Around Tagawa City Hall

    Approx. 50 min.
    by car from Kitakyushu Airport

From JR Nogata Sta.

  • Approx. 40min. by train

    Heiei Chikuho Railway Ita Line/Itoda Line
    Nogata Sta. - Tagawa-Ita Sta. Ita Line
    Nogata Sta. - Tagawa-Gotoji Sta. Itoda Line

  • Approx. 30min. by car

    Via Tagawa-Nogata Bypass
    Yahata IC - Around Tagawa City Hall

From JR Yukuhashi Sta.

  • Approx. 50min. by train

    Heiseichikuho Railway Tagawa Line
    Yukuhashi Sta. - Tagawa-Ita Sta.

  • Approx. 30min. by car

    Via Route 201
    Yukuhashi IC - Around Tagawa City Hall