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NAGASAKI LANTERN FESTIVAL

NAGASAKI LANTERN FESTIVAL

WHAT: Nagasaki Lantern Festival
WHERE: Nagasaki, Japan
WHEN: 22nd January – 5th February 2023

The Nagasaki Lantern Festival (originally known as Shunsetsu Festival) returns in 2023 for the first time in three years!

The city transforms by dusk, and is lit up by thousands of warm and welcoming lanterns, entertainment, and mouth-watering food, transforming the streets into what looks like something from a Studio Ghibli movie…

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Nagasaki was one of the first parts of Japan to open to foreigners and has a large Chinese population.

長崎ランタンフェスティバル2018 Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2018

The festival was originally started by Chinese residents of Nagasaki, and in 1994 was announced as an official city event.

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It I held to celebrate Chinese New Year and includes a huge display of around 15,000 beautiful lanterns, light shows, fireworks, dancers, street shows, theatre performances, and even a beauty pageant!

The Lantern Festival, Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki has one of the largest Chinatown areas in the whole of Japan, and so it is the perfect city for this festival to be held! Also, the good and strong nature of Nagasaki’s trade relations with China make this festival something which is loved and celebrated by residents of the city and many tourists!

Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2010

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