Emukae Sentourou(Thousand Lantern) Festival



The lanterns lit all through the town invite us into a fantastic world.

The highlight of this festival, which is held on 23rd and 24th of August every year, is the tower of approx. 25 meters high decorated with about 3,300 lanterns. When evening comes, close to 10,000 lanterns are lit throughout the town turning it into a world of fantastic illuminations.

Event period
August 23rd・24th every year
Along the Emukae River, Emukae-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki pref.
Phone number
Emukae Sentourou Festival Executive Committee(※This number is available only around the festival period)
By car/ Approx. 20 min. from Nishikyushu Exp. Way Saza IC
By bus/ Approx. 1 hour by the bus bound for Hirado from Sasebo Ekimae Bus Terminal, get off at Emukae Bus Center.
By train/ Get off at "Emukae-shikamachi Station" on Matsuura Line, approx. 3 min. on foot.