Nagasaki Kunchi / Okunchi (ながさきくんち)

The pride of Nagasaki - the grand autumn festival integrating traditional culture and international flair.

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Nagasaki Kunchi is a vibrant, energetic festival, celebrating the local deity worshipped at Suwa Shrine, with a history stretching back some 380 years.
The performances at this event, which have been designated as Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of Japan, include not only Japanese folk dances but also vivid evidence of the longstanding intercultural exchange that Nagasaki is famous for, in the form of Chinese-influenced dragon dances, Western elements like the Dutch Ship and the Dutch Comedies, and many more.

There are four main venues to watch the performances (Suwa Shrine, Chuo-Park, Yasaka Shrine, and Otabisho), and tickets must be purchased in advance. If you don't have tickets to the paid seating area, it is possible to get a glimpse of the performances at the non-paid area; however, it might be super crowded as those areas are very popular.

In addition, you can also watch the Odori-Cho (the performing groups) perform when they go around the city visiting local businesses, shops, and communities! This is called "Niwasaki Mawari", and it is said that it will bring good fortune!


Address 850-8541 長崎県長崎市(諏訪神社、中央公園、お旅所、八坂神社)
TEL 095-822-0111(長崎伝統芸能振興会(長崎商工会議所内))
Dates October 7th - 10th, every year


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