The Nagasaki Lantern Festival

February 5th to 19th 2019 

Let’s Light the Lamps: The Festival Begins!

Happy New Year! From February 5th to 19th, 2019, Nagasaki will welcome the Lunar New Year with over 15,000 lanterns and works of lantern art. And don’t miss the performances and parades! Of course, influences from China are front and centre, but make no mistake: the Nagasaki Lantern Festival is one-of-a-kind.

What’s on

Lanterns and Lights: Festival Venues →

All the info you’ll need about how to find the main festival venues and where to see the best lanterns! 

Event Calendar: Parades and Performances →

Don’t miss out on these once-off events – our schedule has the calendar of all the best parades and performances! 

Unusual and Unique →

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