A Guide to the 2019 Jaga Matsuri

Festival season is in full swing this August and the program schedule for this year's biggest festival "Jaga Matsuri" has been released.

Jaga Matsuri is one of the biggest summer festivals which happens in Kutchan Town. Celebrating the good harvest, the festival is themed around the town's famous crop; potatoes. Get ready for this year's biggest festival going to be held on August 3rd and 4th at Kutchan town.

Take a look into the program schedule provided below and come and enjoy this festival with your friends and family.

August 3 (Sat)

TimeContentsEvent Area
9:30 - 10:00Fure Daiko Drum PerformanceOutside the venue
10:00 - 13:30Brass Band Parade and Yosakoi Dance PerformanceEntire venue
11:00 - 16:00LOWSTAR GOGO SkateboardingB-4
12:00 - 16:00STRIDER Adventure Zone - test ride a STRIDER Balance BikeA-1
13:00 Big Snow ManD-10
13:00 - 15:00GOGO YOSAKOI Dance PerformanceEntire venue
13:00 - 16:00Jungle Brothers GOGO Radio-Controlled Car ParkD-9
13:30 - 14:00Opening CeremonyStage
14:00 - 15:00GOGO Jaga Kids TriathlonB-6
14:00 - 17:30Taiko Drums by 100 peopleD-9
15:15 - 16:15Kids Dance by local kids dance teamStage
16:15All-You-Can-Get PotatoesC-8
16:45Potato Distribution StartsC-7
17:30 - 18:30Awa Odori (A dynamic style of dance from Tokushima)Entire venue
19:00 - 20:30Nebuta ParadeEntire venue

August 4 (Sun)

TimeContentsEvent Area
10:00Snow SlideD-10
10:30Niseko HANAZONO Hill Climb Race StartsPublic hall
11:00Free Milk TastingB-3
11:00 - 12:00Jagata VS Jagako 2nd tug-of-war battleB-2
11:00 - 16:00STRIDER Adventure Zone - test ride a STRIDER Balance BikeA-1
11:30 - 17:00GOGO Street Live Music performance Wassyoi D-11
12:00 - 12:30Energy Science ShowStage
12:00All-You-Can-Get PotatoesC-8
12:30Potato Distribution StartsC-7
12:45 - 13:30Markie Curry GOGO Hot Curry & Rice Eating CompetitionEntire venue
13:00 - 13:30Jumbo Potato RollingB-2
13:30 - 14:00Street Performance by AkkeyC-7
14:00 - 15:00Niseko HANAZONO Hill Climb Award CeremonyStage
14:30All-You-Can-Get PotatoesC-8
15:00Distribution StartsC-7
16:00 - 16:30Live Performance by Mt. Youtei Junior Jazz SchoolStage
16:00 - 17:30Boom Sports GOGO Kickbike TrialD-9
16:45 - 17:15Kids Dance by a local kids dance teamStage
17:45 - 18:15Akasaka Yakko ParadeEntire venue
18:15 - 19:301,000 people Bon DanceEntire venue
19:30 - 20:00Fire WorksE

※ Free Floury Boiled Potatoes distribution (4 times per day)

Please check the brochure for detailed information on event areas.


During the event, cool down yourself with some cold udon. Find out more here.