Immerse yourself in the charm of Kyushu’s Yanagawa Hina Doll Festival, an annual tradition showcasing captivating Sagemon decorations and historic Hina dolls. This vibrant festival takes place from late February to early March in the picturesque city of Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture.

Experience the beauty of Sagemon, intricate hanging ornaments that symbolize wishes for young girls. Admire these colorful creations alongside stunning displays of traditional Hina dolls – a beloved symbol of Japanese culture.

Embark on scenic river cruises to view Sagemon and Hina dolls along Yanagawa’s waterways and historic areas. Delight in local food stalls and captivating events, especially the enchanting evening “light stream” display.

Key Highlights:

  • Sagemon: Exquisite traditional hanging decorations
  • Hina Dolls: Gorgeous, historic displays
  • River Cruises: Scenic tours of the city
  • Local Food: Delectable Kyushu cuisine
  • “Light Stream”: Magical nighttime spectacle

Access Information

LocationYanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture
DatesLate February – Early March (annually)
ContactYanagawa City Tourist Information Center: 0944-74-0891
TransportationNishitetsu “Yanagawa” Station (short walk)
ParkingLimited – public transportation recommended


  • Check specific dates for 2024, as they may vary slightly.
  • Book river cruises early for the best experience.
  • Explore Yanagawa’s historic sites while enjoying the festival.

Ready to dive into the magic of the Yanagawa Hina Doll Festival? Experience the rich traditions and vibrant atmosphere of Kyushu!