Yokohama's Dragon Boat Races

Exciting entertainment at Yamashita Park

By Sandra Isaka    - 1 min read
Venue: Yamashita Park When: Early Jun 2022

With more than 4,000 participants on 200 teams typically competing in this special event. It's an enjoyable and exciting way to experience the thrill of these boats.

What began in 2000 has since grown into a large-scale event where teams compete for supremacy on the waters. Watch in awe as these powerful teams of 13 to 18 people work together in unison to make their way to victory.

The event is free and easy to watch for anyone visiting the area. If you're lucky, you might even be able to try your strength at rowing with the post-show exhibitions.

Getting there

Held just off of Yamashita Park beside Japan's largest Chinatown.

More info

Find out more about Yamashita Park.

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Sandra Isaka

Sandra Isaka @sandra.isaka

As an intercultural consultant & Japan travel specialist with 20+ years in Japan, I love sharing my favorite places with others.

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Lester Goh 6 years ago
Ahhhhh, missed it by a bit! From what I know, dragon boating is a really loud and intense affair with the drummer setting the pace with powerful drum beats!!! That must be amazing.
Mandy Bartok 6 years ago
Thanks for highlighting this event, Sandra! It's going on my list for next year.