Fujisaki Hachimangu Reitaisai 藤崎八旛宮例大祭 Kumamoto (Sept.)
Fujisaki Hachimangu Reitaisai has a history of over 1,000 years. The Shinko-shiki ceremony is held on the last day of the matsuri. A procession of brave samurai warriors called Zuibyo accompany the mikoshi (shrine float) through the streets of Kumamoto, followed by the Shin-machi lion dance, and the Umaoi horse-driving event performed by decorated horses and handlers. With nearly 20,000 participants, this is one of the largest festivals in Kumamoto, and signals the arrival of fall in the city.
Fujisaki Hachimangu - Central part of Kumamoto City, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto
Approx. 2 min. walk from JR Kumamoto station to Kumamoto Ekimae, and from there an approx. 15 min. ride on a train bound for Kengunmachi. Get off at Suidocho and walk approx. 15 min.
Approx. 10 min. from JR Kumamoto station on a bus bound for Kumamoto Kotsu Center, and approx. 15 min. from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Fujisakigumae bus stop, followed by an approx. 5 min. walk.
Approx. 35 min. south from Ueki interchange of the Kyushu Expressway on National Route 3.
Approx. 20 min. from Kumamoto interchange or Mashiki-kumamotokuko interchange.