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Nagasaki’s historical ties with China are celebrated in this annual festival. 15,000 Chinese lanterns are placed throughout the city, shaped like Chinese historical figures, astrology symbols and more. Parades and performances from Chinese acrobats and lion dancers too!
Nagasaki Lantern Festival Website (Japanese Only) ← Click here for more information.
Place: Nagasaki city China town
Period: February 10th – February 24th 2013
* By JR : About 2hours by express train (4380yen for one way) from Hakata St. to Nagasaki St.
Last train leaves Nagasaki station at 9:31pm.
* By highway bus : 2 and a half hours (2500yen for one way/4500yen for round way) from Hakata bus terminal to Nagasaki bus terminal.
Last bus leaves Nagasaki Bus terminal at 9:30pm.