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EVENT OUTLINE

TERM 2018.5.3 - 2018.5.27 (24days)
[Golden Stage]
5.3 - 5.6 (4days/9:00 - 21:00)
[Second Stage]
5.8 - 5.27 (20days/9:00 - 17:00)
Closed on 5.7
PLACE Specially setup site in Sakyuu no Mori Kinpoo
Takahashi, Kinpoo-cho, Minami-Satsuma-shi
ENTRANCE TICKET [Golden Stage]
Adult: ¥1,000
Elementary/Junior High students: ¥500
[Second Stage]
Adult: ¥500
Elementary/Junior High Students: ¥300
THEME OF SCULPTURE Jurassic Fantasy - Footstep of Development Like dinosaur which still lives in people's mind even after its extinction, SAND & FLOWER FESTA will make a re-start from this 31st festa toward its further development.
HOST ORGANIZATION
  • Fukiagehama Sand & Flower Festa Executive Committee
  • Minami-Satsuma-shi
  • Minami Nihon Hoso (MBC)
  • Minami Nihon Shimbun
  • Japan Sand Art Federation

SAND & FLOWER FESTA

SAND & FLOWER FESTA

SAND & FLOWER FESTA at Fukiagehama is held in Minami-Satsuma-shi, which is located at the southern end of Mainland Kyushu in Japan.

The first Festa was held in 1987. The event was designed with passion for town renewal by utilizing local beautiful sand beach.

In order to exhibit art work of high levels, relevant groups of Japan Sand Art Federation and professional sand artists in the world are invited to the Festa. It has become the biggest sand art festa with 100,000 or more visitors during a session.

Sakyuu no Mori Kinpoo, a main site of the Festa, is located in Fukiagehama which is facing the East-China Sea and counted as one of the Japan's three biggest dune.

Our aim is to renew our understanding on the importance of the nature and the environment by utilizing the sand of Fukiagehama and to make the event worthy for the 21st century in which the human beings and the nature are harmonized well.

HIGHLIGHT OF SAND & FLOWER FESTA AT Fukiagehama

1.Powerful and precisely carved sand sculpture

Powerful and precisely carved sand sculpture

Beside the gigantic main sand sculptures (8m~3m), almost 100 sand sculptures are located in the site.

Not only the scale but the precise expression should be highlighted.

You will enjoy the artistic sand sculptures by high level sand artists invited from all over world.

2.CO-ACTING OF SAND SCULPTURE AND FLOWER

CO-ACTING OF SAND SCULPTURE AND FLOWER

10,000 or more of seasonal flowers give pomposity to the site.

Flowers with many different colors will give the atmosphere to the site making it like a roofless art museum.

You will enjoy the co-acting of gigantic sand sculptures and spring flowers.

3.SOUND & LIGHT FANTASY

SOUND & LIGHT FANTASY

This is the main program shown every night during the Golden Stage term every year.

Many visitors are fascinated by lightings, fire works and dramatic sounds performed over the sand sculptures presuming as a stage.

You should not miss such a dramatic and exciting performance!

4.SAND SCULPTURES ARE LIT UP

SAND SCULPTURES ARE LIT UP

The sand sculptures are lit up in the night during the Golden Stage term.

The gallery with 15,000 LED lights will create a more romantic world.

You will enjoy another aspect of the sculptures different from that of daytime.

5.EVENT & WORK EXPERIENCE ZONE

EVENT & WORK EXPERIENCE ZONE

Various work experience programs such as sand carving, star watching are scheduled beside the stage shows every day.

Event utilizing local resources, stamp rally and more attractive programs are scheduled.

You will enjoy, play and learn not only by yourself but as a family all the day.

6.FOOD, DRINK, PRODUCE ZONE /MARCHE ZONE/EXHIBITION ZONE

FOOD, DRINK, PRODUCE ZONE /MARCHE ZONE/EXHIBITION ZONE

You will enjoy specialties of Minami-Satsuma-shi at FOOD, DRINK, PRODUCE ZONE in the site.

Hand craft and workshop are scheduled at MARCHE ZONE.

EXHIBITION ZONE is extensive for a family with various exhibition sections for learning.

Traffic Information

Whoever comes by car

Highway

  • Ibusuki Skyline Taniyama IC => Rt. 20 => Festa site (approx. 40 min.)
  • Minami Kyushu Highway Ichiki IC => Rt.270 => Festa site (approx. 50 min.)

Approximate required time

  • From Kagoshima Chuo Railway Station (approx. 50 min.)
  • From Kagoshima Airport (approx. 70 min.)

Free Parking Service

1st, 2nd and 3rd parking lots are all in walking distance to the Festa site. Free buses are available from 4th and 5th parking lots to the Festa site.

[Map (4th parking lot <=> Festa site)]
Google Map

[Map (5th parking lot <=> Festa site)]
Google Map

Whoever comes by bus

Shuttle bus

Shuttle bus service is available between Kagoshima Chuo Railway Station and Festa site (5/3 - 5/6)

Kagoshima Chuo Railway Station <=> Festa site (approx. 70 min.)

Time table and Fare (PDF file:234KB)PDF

Fixed routed bus

If you use the fixed routed buses, the closest stop is Kaseda Bus Stop.
Shuttle bus service is also available between Kaseda BS and Festa site (5/3 - 5/6)

Kaseda BS <=> Festa site (approx. 15 min.)

Time table and Fare (PDF file:234KB)PDF

Time table and Fare (Kagoshima city area <=> Kaseda BS)

Time table and Fare (Ijyuin area <=> Kaseda BS)

Whoever comes by train

The closest station is Kagoshima Chuo Railway Station.
Shuttle bus service is available between Kagoshima Chuo Railway Station and Festa site (5/3 - 5/6)

Kagoshima Chuo Railway Station <=> Festa site (approx. 70 min.)

Time table and Fare (PDF file:234KB)PDF