Yonago Gaina Festival

Yonago Gaina Festival

The Yonago Gaina Festival is a summer festival held in the city of Yonago. The word gaina is part of the local dialect that means “big”. This festival involves a wide variety of summer events all held at once, and first began life as a fireworks festival. Now, anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 fireworks light up the night sky of Yonago Bay on the 2nd day of the festivities and during this time, more than 100,000 visitors gather here. In addition, the festival also features gaina lanterns hung from poles in the style of the Akita Kanto Festival. Further events include gaina taiko drumming and the yancha yosakoi dance.


Event information

From Osaka or Kyoto, take the JR Shinkansen andchange trains at Okayama Station to the JR Hakubi Line, then get off at Yonago Station - Approx. 3-hour-30-minute travel time (from Osaka)
Saturdays and Sundays in mid-August For details, please visit the official website.


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