Yamaga Sakura (cherry blossom) Festival

The Sakura Festival is held every year in Yamaga Castle Park.
At this lively festival, participants thrill to the rhythms of powerful taiko drums, and there is a variety of entertainment including the annual fukumochi maki (throwing auspicious rice cakes out to the crowd), singing performance, jazz performance, and bingo game.

Fireflies at Dusk

A big annual event in the Nakakanbayashi district, where the flickering lights of fireflies illuminate the pure waters of a stream.
The event is enlivened by many temporary stalls, a mini-concert and more.
You can wander along a tributary of the Kanbayashi River, known locally as Firefly River, and enjoy the magical sight of the fireflies flitting around in the dusk.