The Hakata Okunchi Festival is a big, and more than 1200 years old festival where the entirety of Hakata Ward came together to hold this festival.
The festival itself has many events like a parade to carry a holy object of Buddhist Shinto, in this case a Portable Shrine, from Kushida Shrine around the Ward of Hakata for 5 kilometers. Aside from that, the festival also has the Gokokuhojo Market that sells the freshest fish and vegetables, a sumo competition, a judo competition, and many more.
|October 23rd~24th, 2017
【First Day】 Autumn Festival 11:00～ 【Second Day】 Portable Shrine 14:00～
※Gokokujo Market/22nd~23rd (per scheduled)
|The Whole of Hakata Ward, Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka City|
|5 minutes walk from the Subway (Gion Station)|
※All the information above has been drafted on October 1st, 2017.