July - August - September
Kappa Festival - がわっぱ祭り
Event Explanation This festival is based on the old legend of the `Kappa`, a mischievous water creature in Japanese mythology. Amongst the events is the making of a 10 meter long `kappa-maki` sushi roll filled with cucumber which is named after the creature. Other `Kappa` related events are being held too like the `Gawappa Sumo`, a rope pulling game, and prayers against the drowning of children.
Date or duration July 13th Location Tabira Civil Center
Availability of parking and lavatories 20 parking spots.
Toilets available
For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111
Tei Seiko Festival - 鄭成功祭り
Event Explanation Born in Hirado, the half-Japanese half Chinese Tei Seiko (Zheng Chenggong in Chinese) went to China at the age of seven to defend the Ming dynasty and later founded the Tungning Kingdom in Taiwan. Jangara dances are held among others at this festival dedicated to Tei Seiko.
Date or duration July 13, 14th Location Maruyama Park, Kawachi Town, Hirado Island
Availability of parking and lavatories 30 parking spots.
Toilets available
For more information Hirado Tourist Association 0950-23-8600

Tachiura Seribune Festival - 舘浦競漕船大会
Event Explanation

A boat race with traditional boats over a distance of 125 meters. Apart from the boat race itself, there are also various other small events to be held around the Tachiura port on Ikitsuki Island.

Date or duration July 13th Location Tachiura fishing port,Ikitsuki Island
Availability of parking and lavatories 200 parking spots.
Toilets available
For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111

Hirado Summer Festival - 平戸港夏まつり
Event Explanation A collaboration of various events, such as boat cruising, a women’s arm wrestling competition, a lottery draw, jangara and many other traditional and modern dances on an open-air stage with a fireworks display as its grand finale.
Date or duration August 2nd Location Kôryû-hiroba Square, Hirado City
Availability of parking and lavatories 800 parking spots and multi-purpose room available For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111
Cocks Festival and Miyancho Festival - コックスフェスタ・王国祭
Event Explanation Various mini events will be held in the central shopping street of Hirado city.
Date or duration August 1st Location Central shopping street, Hirado city
Availability of parking and lavatories 800 parking spots.
Toilets available
For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111


Hirado Jangara - 平戸ジャンガラ
Event Explanation Jangara is a traditional dance from Hirado and the surrounding islands. Hirado Jangara is a dance festival praying for good harvest held in the nine districts of Hirado city. Flutes, gongs and drums accompany the dancers. Jangara has been named a National Intangible Cultural Asset.
Date or duration August 14th〜18th Location Various locations on Hirado Island
Availability of parking and lavatories N/A For more information Hirado Culture Development Division 0950-22-4111
Oshima Summer Festival and Fireworks Display - 大島村夏祭り花火大会
Event Explanation A day of various events such as an arm-wrestling competition, catching fish with bare hands, a tug of war on water and a traditional boat race. The finale is a big fireworks display.
Date or duration August 12th Location Oshima Island
Availability of parking and lavatories No parking.
Toilets available
For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111

Oshima Bon Festival Dances - 大島盆踊り
Event Explanation Traditional dances such as Suko-odori and Jangara are performed.
Date or duration August 14th and 15th Location Square in front of the Oshima City Hall Offices
Availability of parking and lavatories 50 parking spots and multi-purpose room available For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111

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Tachiura Port Fireworks Festival - 舘浦漁港花火大会
Event Explanation This festival takes place near the Tachiura fishing port. Aside from dances, there are also various other events. In the evening the fireworks light up the Ikitsuki Ohashi bridge beautifully.
Date or duration August 15th Location Tachiura fishing port, Ikitsuki Island
Availability of parking and lavatories N/A For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111

Tachiura Suko-odori Dances - 須古踊り
Event Explanation Suko-odori dance is a traditional dance from Ikitsuki Island where they are still performed today.
Date or duration August 16th Location Tachiura district, Ikitsuki Island
Availability of parking and lavatories N/A For more information Hirado Culture Development Division 0950-22-4111

Tabira Summer Festival - たびら夏祭り
Event Explanation Many dances are performed and on the evening of the Tabira Summer Festival, a fireworks display is held with the Hirado Ohashi brigde as a backdrop. The fireworks reflecting in the water beneath are quite a sight and are the main event of the festival which is quite famous in the region.
Date or duration August 17th Location Tabira Harbour
Availability of parking and lavatories No parking
Toilets available
For more information Hirado Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0950-22-4111
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Hirado Haiyafujin Yosakoi Festival - 平戸南風夜風人まつり〜秋の陣〜
Event Explanation During this yosakoi dance festival you can enjoy the energetic yosakoi dances from various groups around Japan. On saturday evening the dances are from 18:00 hours till 20:00 hours and on sunday from 10:00 hours till 20:30 hours.
Date or duration September 13th, 14th Location Kôryû-hiroba Square, Hirado Harbour. (Rain: Hirado Cultural Centre)
Availability of parking and lavatories Parking available nearby. Multi-purpose toilets available For more information Hirado Policy Promotion Division 0950-22-4111