NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE

Iizaka Kenka Matsuri Festival 2017

October 06, 2017

Kenka Matsuri Festival is an annual festival held every October in Iizaka Onsen Town. Iizaka Onsen’s Kenka Matsuri is very famous as one of the biggest fighting festivals in Japan. The festival is held on 3 nights in October. This year (2017), the festival will be held from October 6 to 8. The 2nd night of the festival is the most spectacular. On the 2nd night, festival floats from different areas of Iizaka Onsen clash and fight at Hachiman Shrine in what can be called the climax of the festival.