2022.06.22
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Are you ready for the Yosakoi Festival?

As the lush green grows around Kochi Castle and the sun shines bold on a warm summer day, people of all ages, skills levels and nationalities unite in dance for the Yosakoi Festival!

This legendary festival is scheduled to return in all of its colorful glory for the first time in three years this August (albeit on a smaller scale)

The Yosakoi Festival began in 1954 as a way to boost the community’s morale during the postwar depression. Even in its early years, the festival did not have many strict rules, which meant anyone could express themselves freely. This inclusive aspect is one of the many reasons why yosakoi’s lively energy has crossed borders over the years, attracting people from all over the world to come and join the fun in Kochi City every summer

Although there are possibilities of changes, we are still very happy to share that the festival is scheduled for August 10 and 11 as of now!

Stay tuned for further updates

Learn more about yosakoi here: https://visitkochijapan.com/en/highlights/yosakoi
  • Are you ready for the Yosakoi Festival?

  • Are you ready for the Yosakoi Festival?

  • Are you ready for the Yosakoi Festival?