The festival, held every year on August 23 and 24, is a traditional event that has been held for nearly 500 years. The 25-meter tower decked with nearly 3,500 lanterns is the tallest in Japan. During the Mizukake Jizo Festival, children pour water on the wooden jizo on a portable shrine to pray for good health.
|Address||Along the Emukae River, Emukae, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture|
|Phone number Remarks||(Emukae Sentoro Festival Executive Committee * This number will be opened before and after the festival period)|
|Directions||Car: about 20 minutes from Saza I.C. on the Nishikyushu Expressway. Bus: about one hour on the bus for Hirado from Sasebo Station, alight at the Emukae Bus Center. Train: Alight at Emukae Shikamachi Station on the Matsuura Railway train, and walk for three minutes.|