Hoze Festival (ほぜ祭り)
An event conducted by Kirishima Shrine to thank the gods for a bountiful harvest. Various traditional and comical dances and performances are held, local youth sports groups carry around portable shrines, and large teams of women hold synchronized dance performances. A market is held selling local Kirishima dishes and specialty products, and the shrine buzzes with visitors.
- Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2608-5 [map]
- 2019/11/23 10:00-15:00
Time is for festival on grounds of Kirishima Jingu Shrine. Events such as gateball starts in vicinity 10:00.
- Average attendance
- Street stall
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinks - shochu.