October to December

Kohata Hata Matsuri (Kohata Flag Festival)

The annual Kohata Hata Matsuri (Kohata Flag Festival) is 1 of the 3 main festivals in Japan centered on a dramatic procession of large flags.
This festival is regarded as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan, has been held for over 960 years. The five hues of the brightly colored flags rising up towards the sky makes for some fantastic views.


Mt Kohata, Towa-machi, Nihonmatsu City
From Nihonmatsu Station (on the JR Tohoku Main Line), take a bus heading for Kohata (木幡) for 45 min. Get off outside Kohata Daiichi Shogakko, and from there walk 20 minutes.
If coming by car, it’s a 20 min drive from the Nihonmatsu IC exit off the Tohoku Expressway.

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