Join thousands of revellers this weekend for the annual Kakuozan Summer Festival that will transform the streets of Kakuozan into a frenzy of art, food, dance – and of course, beer!
Kakuozan is known as the contemporary, artsy side of the city, just west of Motoyama, and their Summer Festival will be an explosion of all things on-trend. You will find:
– Music and dancing from around the globe, including Bali dancing, Gamelan, Samba, Indian music, folklore, African percussion, a Japanese taiko (drum) show and more
– A huge flea market featuring retro and antique arts and crafts
– A traditional Japanese game section and workshop
– Mouth-watering food stalls, including a number of fusion-cuisine booths
– And it wouldn’t be complete without a beer festival
Anyone who wears Yukata to the festival will receive an Uchiwa (Japanese paper fan that is illustrated by Megumi Suzuki)! You will need to visit the head office at the festival (100 fans only).
There are many other things to do around Kakuozan if you would like to explore the area this weekend. Kakuozan is significant because it is home to the Kakuozan Nittai-ji Temple, which enshrines the ashes of the Buddha bestowed by the king of Thailand.
If you wanted take a break from the bustling festival, then head straight to one of their many cafes, which they are famous for – including their coffee. Or you can take a walk through the smaller residential streets where you will discover beautiful yokiso, traditional Japanese-style houses, the Higashiyama Water Tower, and other classical structures. Why not include a bit of sightseeing as well as a festival in your agenda this weekend!
(Sat) 7/25~(Sun) 7/26, 14:00~21:00
Nittai temple street, Kakuozan Station