Held in October each year, the Kurume City Cosmos Festival is one of the region's most popular autumn events. A stretch of the Jinya River embankment is filled with the flowers for almost four kilometers, and they also bloom at the nearby Kitano Cosmos Park and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
Along with the bounty of flowers to enjoy, the two-day festival will also include various food and drink booths, a photo competition, and a sweet potato harvesting experience.
Admission to the event is free, but do bring yen if you plan on making food and drink purchases.
The event takes place along the Jinya River's "Cosmos Highway," plus at the Kitano Cosmos Park and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. The venues can be accessed from Kitano Station, which is served by the Nishitetsu Amagi Line.
For those who opt to drive, temporary parking lots will be set up along the riverside to accommodate festivalgoers.