Matsuri (Festivals)in Iizaka
Iizaka Kenka Matsuri
The Autumn Festival of Iizaka Hachiman Shrine. Katsugi yatai (large floats) fiercely crash into each other. The sight of swaying lantern lights shining in the dark evening sky, while the roaring sound of taiko drums (Japanese percussion instrument) shake the ground, is an extraordinary scene. It is one of the three famous Kenka Matsuri (Fighting Festivals) in Japan.
Yuno Inari Shrine Festival
Iizaka Kouta Nagashi Odori Festival
A part of the Iizaka Onsen Fire Festival. People dancing traditional Japanese dances, accompanying a parade with original Japanese music through the town.
Taiko groups from all over Japan gather and show their competitive performances. One of the best events to see the taiko drum, a traditional Japanese musical instrument.