Home of Hina Dolls / Yame Bonbori (Paper Lantern) Festival

About 100 private residences and stores around the whitewashed wall neighborhood in the Fukushima area display “Hakobina” (dolls in display cases) from the Edo and Meiji Eras (early 17th through early 20th centuries) and modern dolls, and also receive visitors. During the festival, the whole town takes on a bright atmosphere with dolls as far as the eye can see! Various events like a doll-making demonstration at Yame Doll Hall, tours by rickshaw, and a mermorial service for the dolls also take place! Pink paper lanterns fixed to private residences and stores indicate that dolls are displayed there.

*Parade will be cancelled in case of rain
*Accessibility: Priority parking for persons with disabilities; wheelchair-accessible bathrooms; wheelchair rental; wheelchair ramp; elevator; changing table; textured paving blocks for the visually impaired; tours in sign language (Japanese) available (reservation required; volunteer signer)

This event has finished.
Date February 23, 2020 – March 22, 2020
Address Throughout the Fukushima Area in Yame City
Contact Tel:0943-22-6644 
Yame City Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division
Access By car – About 10 minutes from the Yame Interchange off the Kyushu Expressway
By train and bus – Take a JR train from Hakata Station to Hainuzuka Station; transfer to Horikawa Bus and get off at Fukushima stop; a 10 minute walk from there
By bus – Take a Nishitetsu Bus from Nishitetsu “Kurume” Station to Fukushima stop; a 10 minute walk from there
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Cityscapes and Former Kaido Roads (History and Culture) Event (Festivals and Events) Entertainment (Festivals and Events)

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