ゆくゆくゆくはし Yukuhashi City Sightseeing Guide

Seasonal Tourism Information

  • Beaches (Nagaihama – Minoshima)

    Beaches (Nagaihama - Minoshima) Expansive, beautiful, natural tidal flats are exposed at low tide throughout the entire year. These spacious beaches are the perfect place to relax with large groups of family, friends, or significant others. Both Minoshima and Nagaihama beaches offer great views and visibility and very clean making them safe for children. The view of the sunrise from these beautiful sandy beaches is truly fantastic and highly recommended. Location Nagaihama: Near 146 Nagai, Yukuhashi City Minoshima: Near …

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  • Nyugaku Nenbutsu Gaku Ritual

    Nyugaku Nenbutsu Gaku Ritual This is a ritual to pray for peace and good harvests, said to have been carried out since the Edo Period over 200 years ago. Children wearing traditional the headdress of court nobles perform on gongs and taiko drums. The ritual is held on May 3rd every year. Location Yukuhashi City Nyugaku area (area around Gosha Hachiman Shrine) Access Approximately 20 minutes by car from JR Yukuhashi Station (via Prefectural Highway No. 28) Inquiries ●Yukuhashi City Board of Education Culture Section 0…

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  • Imagawa Riverside

    Imagawa Riverside This spot is the symbol of Yukuhashi in the spring. Approximately 1,000 cherry blossom trees bloom along both banks of the river, and their reflection shimmering in the water's surface is a truly beautiful sight. Many visitors bring their families for leisurely strolls along the river, and it is a great place to spend a relaxing time. Location Near Yukuhashi City Hall (1-1-1 Chuo, Yukuhashi City) Access 15 minutes' walk from the JR Yukuhashi Station East Exit towards Yukuhashi City Hall In…

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  • Minoshima Momote Festival

    Minoshima Momote Festival Minoshima has long been a prosperous fishing location. In the Minoshima Momote Festival, targets are shot with a bow and arrow as a prayer for a good fishing catch and prosperity. It is said the tradition began with the residents using bows and arrows to protect themselves from frequent pirate attacks. The festival is held on May 21st every year.   Location Minoshima Shrine   Access From JR Yukuhashi Station take the Taiyo-koutsu "Minoshima Line" bus for 15 minutes and get …

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  • Shimokenji Gaku Shinto Ritual

    Shimokenji Gaku Shinto Ritual The Shimokenji Gaku Shinto Ritual is a spring festival which has been handed down at Ono Hachiman Shrine for several hundred years. Children carry out an ancient Japanese performance and dance called "gaku uchi" to pray for a good harvest and good health! The ritual is held on May 3rd and 4th every year.   Location Yukuhashi City Shimokenji area (Ono Hachiman Shrine)   Access From JR Yukuhashi Station take the Taiyo-koutsu "Kawara Line" bus for 16 minutes and get off at the…

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  • Kawawatari Jinkosai Festival

    Kawawatari Jinkosai Festival The Kawawatari Jinkosai Festival is a Shinto ritual to pray for good harvests. Three portable shrines are carried by parishioners dressed in white into the Nagao River. The valiant young people carrying the portable shrines as they cross the river is a sight not to be missed!   Location Yukuhashi City Kamizukuma area (Tsunetomi Hachiman Shrine)   Access Approximately 10 minutes by car from JR Yukuhashi Station (via National Highway No. 201)   Inquiries Yukuhashi Ci…

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  • Kosumoppe

    Kosumoppe "Kosumoppe" is the largest summer festival in the Keichiku region and is mainly hosted on the Imagawa riverside. The festival features traditional performing arts and musical performances carried out on the riverside stage, a fireworks display, and more, and is a major exciting event each year. The fireworks are launched close to the spectators to make for a truly awe-inspiring spectacle. The reflection on the river's surface of the fireworks bursting in the air is truly a sight to be seen. …

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  • Beach Sports Tournament

    Beach Sports Tournament Nagaihama has spacious, flat sandy beaches which are perfect for beach sports. A beach volleyball tournament is held by the Japan Volleyball Association on this sandy beach, where the top players from all over Japan gather. Japan's strongest beach soccer team, "Dorsole Kita Kyushu", also hosts a beach soccer tournament here. Location Near 146 Nagai, Yukuhashi City Access From JR Yukuhashi Station take the Taiyo-koutsu "Nagai Line" bus for 20 minutes and get off at the "Nagai" stop Inquiri…

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  • Peaches

    Peaches The Shindembaru area, located in the southeast of Yukuhashi City, is a major production area for peaches, which are this region's most representative fruit. Peach harvests are held from late June to mid-August, and visitors can buy fresh peaches from farms during this period. Every mouthful of these juicy peaches is brimming with the goodness of Yukuhashi's nature. Location Shindembaru area Access Approximately 20 minutes south from central Yukuhashi City in the Shindembaru area via Nation…

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  • Imai Gion Festival

    Imai Gion Festival The Imai and Motonaga areas located in the east of Yukuhashi City have been prosperous ports on the Seto Inland Sea since ancient times. The "Imai Gion Festival" is an exciting and popular event which features literature events for traditional Japanese renga poetry, floats that can reach 15 m in height, many shops and stalls, and more. Location Imainishi Community Center (2144 Imai, Yukuhashi City), Imai Tsususa Shrine (1299 Motonaga, Yukuhashi City), etc. Access From JR Yukuhashi Station ta…

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