Yosakoi Dance Festival

Kochi City
Held on second Friday through to Monday of August

Yosakoi Dance Festival is the largest event held in Kochi City. Most years this event draws up to 20,000 people with its anniversary years bringing as many as 50,000. This event is a magnificent collection of dedicated groups from around Kochi Prefecture, also other areas in Japan and the popularity has also attracted 29 countries as participants. These teams show such precision in their choreography, the vibrant costumes, and for many groups they have singers adding an extra vibe to the show. The teams walk along the main street, which leads to a long shopping arcade and create a wave of excitement that doesn’t stop.

The event opens on the Friday night at the main stage set in the center of the city. Each team does a short performance which is a prelude to what the fans and visitors to the area can expect to see during the next three days. The air is filled with music, and energy from the audience appreciating the free show.

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
Cancellation Fee No charge 20% of tour fee 30% of tour fee 40% of tour fee 50% of tour fee 100% of tour fee