Between 10:00am and 8:00pm, at 30 different locations in the Tenjin and Hakata districts, the so-called “Dontaku-tai” dance groups will perform displays of their skills. In the afternoon, there is also a parade at the Dontaku Plaza on Meiji Dori. At night, extensively illuminated trucks called “flower cars” drive around in their own special parade, sporting anime characters and other pop-cultural icons, creating a very unique type of atmosphere. On the 4th, the grand finale, during which anyone can join in, takes place at Dontaku Plaza.
|The western area of JR Hakata Station, Fukuoka prefecture|
| Access from Tokyo|
1hr45min from Haneda Airport (Tokyo) to Fukuoka Airport (Fukuoka). 6 min by subway from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Sta.
|May 3 - 4 every year|
|Website: Hakata Dontaku official website (in English)|