Feb/22 - Mar/8, 2020 Nakatsu Hina Doll Festival 3.1
from 2/22 '20 to 3/8 '20
Nakatsu in Oita is known as a Nakatsu Castle Town, which dates back to 1588.
From middle-February to middle-March each year, Nakatsu Castle holds a Hina Doll Festival.
During the festival period, visitors can enjoy the exhibition of rare Hina Dolls such as Yusoku-bina, Kyoho-bina, and Kokin-bina, as well as a 7-cm small hina doll on the hina display decorated elegantly.
One of the highlights is the Human Hina-Doll Display, people who are selected as Hina dolls wear Hina costumes and line up the stage at the back of the castle.
Besides, you can experience "Turning into a Japanese princess at a traditional shrine", or "Strolling the historical streets in Kimono". Also, there are various fun events such as Koto and Taiko performances.
Dates : February 22 - March 8, 2020
*Human Hina Doll Display is held on Feb.29 and Mar.1 at Nakatsu Castle.
Venue : Nakatsu City
Admission (Nakatsu Castle) : 400 yen/adult, 200 yen/child
About 60 minutes from Hita IC of Oita Expressway
About 20 minutes from Kouge SIC of Higashi Kyushu Expressway
About 30 minutes from Nakatsu IC of Higashi Kyushu Expressway
Get off at Nakatsu Station on JR Nippou Main Line
Airport/Sta.Nakatsu sta. (about 900m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.03 months ago
Beautiful view of Nakatsu from the top of the castle. Lovely environment and rich history inside. Among the most scenic structures I've experienced in Japan.
4.0a year ago
There is free parking, but this visit is not for those who are handicapped. Otherwise,, it is worth the time and effort to see it. The admission is very reasonable. The way the castle is made is totally different than European castles and is more akin to a guard tower than anything else.
If you go, be sure to go behind the stairs of every level. There are hidden things hard to see on nearly every level.
5.03 weeks ago
It’s a Nakatsu castle. It’s standing on the riverside.
4.02 months ago
2.011 months ago
I wouldn't recommend this place to people who don't speak or read Japanese. Nothing except the pamphlet was in English and there was no more than a few paragraphs written in it.