Hamamatsu Kite Festival is generally known to have multiple kites, along with a lot of kite battles through the days it is held.
At night, you will see some 100 palace-like floats in the center of Hamamatsu City. This is a parade of floats of gorgeous sculpture works carrying three-stringed lute and flute bands.
This festival dates back to the 16th Century when large kites were flown in celebration of the birth of a baby son to the Lord of Hamamatsu Castle.
On May 5th, a festive day to pray for boys’ good health and a bright future, it is the custom in Japan to fly decorations called ”koinobori”, which are carp-shaped streamers.
May 3rd – 5th
Dates and functions are subjects to change without notice. Be sure to check the latest information in advance.
In Hamamatsu city