Event overview

Citizens put 30,000 lanterns at Kokura Castle

Date time

Held for 7 days: October 27th (Friday), 28th (Saturday), 29th (Sunday), November 2nd (Thursday), 3rd (Friday), 4th (Saturday), 5th (Sunday), 2020


Kokura Castle, Toranomon and surrounding areas


Lights on at 17:30 (let’s all bring a chukka man and light it) Lights off at 21:00
*The gates will close at 21:00, so you can only enter the castle until 20:45. (Everyone will leave the castle at 21:00)


Some fees apply Kokura Castle Tower Square Admission fee: 500 yen (Environmental cooperation grant/Junior high school students and above)
Ticket sales hours: 15:00-20:40 Last entry to the castle is 20:45
(*Available at various convenience stores, Ticket Bia, LAWSON TICKETS, eplus, Tsujiri Chapo Uomachi, KKday, and at the Otemon entrance ticket office on the day)

*Purchased from ticket sales terminals at convenience stores.
*Tickets for last year’s rain can be kept. The date is not limited, so please come on your favorite date.
*Discounts for persons with disabilities, etc., are not available. Thank you for your understanding. .

Pre-register at Ticket Pia

Ticket Pia WEB or purchase at 7-Eleven Famima

Pre-register with Lawson Ticket

Purchase on Lawson Ticket WEB / Apply in advance at Lawson terminal (Loppy)

Pre-register with e-plus

Pre-registration at “Delivery”, “Family Mart”, “Smart Ticket”, “web
e-plus payment/receipt method details

Pre-register on KKday

Apply in advance with KKday (PayPay and credit card payment accepted)

Regarding same-day tickets

If you would like to purchase same-day tickets at the ticket office inside the venue, please purchase them through KKday as there may be a long line.

Prohibited items
●The use of tripods for photography is prohibited throughout the venue.
(except press with prior permission)
●Pets are not allowed in the castle tower square.

If you want to spend a night in Kitakyushu at a discounted price, get the Kitakyushu Wanpaku Ticket!


Kokura Castle Bamboo Lighting Executive Committee


Kitakyushu City





Contact us

Kokura Castle Bamboo Lighting Executive Committee
3-3-20 Uomachi, Kokura Kita Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture
TEL 070-8376-7103  FAX 093-236-2995 Person in charge: Izaki (Public Relations Subcommittee / BASEMENT Kitakyushu)
Email info@kokurajotakeakari.com