Traditional events (Tamba)
Yagi-cho Fireworks and Lantern Festival
This fireworks festival began after the war in 1947 as a kind of dream for people living in extreme poverty because of Japan's defeat. About 1,000 lanterns are floated on the surface of the river and a gorgeous fireworks display lights up the sky. This festival attracts many people, including people from Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe, and people returning home for the Obon holiday.
- Date :
- August 14(Spare day: August 18)
- Place :
- On the riverbed of Oi-River
- Geting There :
- Take the JR Sagano Line to Yagi Station. It is a 10-minute walk from there.
- Information :
- Yagi-cho Chamber of Commerce 0771-42-5380