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10th Kanmon Yosakoi Festival

This Yosakoi Festival is an exciting, enchanting and entertaining festival held around the coasts of Moji ward in Kitakyushu and Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The festival takes place overlooking the beautiful scenery of Kanmon Strait and for this reason; it has been hailed as “Japan’s No. 1 Regional Yosakoi Festival”. A total of 48 teams and 700 participants are taking part in this year’s festival. While Yosakoi Dance Festivals are held in different areas throughout Japan, at this particular festival in Moji, you can enjoy the beautiful dances and the colorful costumes in the backdrop of the Kanmon Strait. You can appreciate the dance that embraces the local history and culture as well as traditional Japanese culture.

After the festival, there will be a sou-odori dance session where all the participants will dance in unison. This spectacular dance will leave you with a lasting impression. Please come along to see the Kanmon Yosakoi Festival on August 20th!

Date and time:
 ・August 20th (Sat.)
 ・10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 ・Mojiko Retro Central Square (harbor deck)
 ・Shimonoseki Karato Square (Kanmon Wharf)

Contact information:
Moji Ward Office General Affairs and Planning Division
TEL: 093-331-1881 (ext. 261)Japanese only

Kanmon Yosakoi Festival
Kanmon Yosakoi Festival


International Policy Division,
Planning and Coordination Bureau,
1-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-8501 JAPAN
Tel: 093-582-2146
(International Calling +81-93-582-2146)
Fax: 093-582-2176