Yakage Summer Festival is famous for lanterns and dance.

The event heralds the arrival of summer to the town.

In the hottest mid-summer of August, 150 paper lanterns are hung along Honjin Street. This hanging type lantern cannot be found in other regions. The lanterns illuminate the former roadside post-station town, where a historical atmosphere remains. Traditional local dance is indispensable for the festival.


Yakage dancing is held on the fourth Saturday of August


ADDRESS:Yakage Shopping street, 2639, Yakage, Yakage-cho, Oda-gun, Okayama Prefecture