Sasebo Kunchi Festival


Central Sasebo

An annual autumn festival of Kameyama Hachiman-gu

It is an annual autumn festival which is held from the 1st to the 3rd of November in Sasebo. On the first day, "Okudari" of the divine parade of the three sacred portable shrines(Mikoshi) departs from Kameyama Hachimann-gu. The Mikoshi and the chief priest on a holy horse accompanied by townspeople dancing go through the town to Matsuura Park where they set the sacred stop.

Event period
From 1st to 3rd of November
Kameyama Hachiman-gu Shrine
3-3 Hachimann-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki pref.
Phone number
By bus/ Approx. 9 min. from JR Sasebo Station by the bus bound for "Yamine" or "Ohno", get off at "Sasebo Shiyakusho-mae"(in front of Sasebo City Hall).