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Saga International Balloon Festival

Listed under Festivals in Fukuoka, Japan.

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The large flat plain around Saga is mostly used to grow rice and once the rice has been harvest in October the empty plain is a perfect place for a balloon festival. Shapes are particularly popular here, especially Japanese characters, so this could be a good time to try and get up in a shape. Numbers of balloon teams attending this festival are increasing each year, and it is quickly becoming one of the worlds largest ballooning events with teams attending from many countries.

The Saga Festival has several competitions including a Masters competition which is one of the largest in the world, there is also a parade through the town on the first day of the festival and a special day for children.

Bear in mind that this is a cold climate festival, so it’s cold going up in the mornings and evenings.

Written by  jane_WFT677.

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