Circus comes to Sasebo!

Photo by Tomoko Tanaka, Stripes Japan
Photo by Tomoko Tanaka, Stripes Japan

Circus comes to Sasebo!

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

If you’re a fan of clowns, acrobatics and death-defying stunts, then head over to Sasebo City’s Nakiri Ground (Central Park) in Miyaji Town because the Osaka-based “Happy Dream Circus” will be performing there under the big top until Jan. 19.

“You rarely see a circus in Sasebo,” said Tomoko Tanaka, a Sasebo District Office staffer of Stars and Stripes. “This is a great chance to check out authentic circus performances.”

The 90-minute show is made up of flying trapeze, bike and car stunts, juggling, Fire Man, Wheel of Death and much more.

“The performances are magnificent,” Tanaka said, explaining that the circus tent is small and only accommodates 200-300 spectators per seating. “You are really close to the performers and you can see everything … it’s amazing.”  

Tanaka said the car and motorcycle stunts are a highlight of the show, as well as the circus clowns who interact with the audience.

If you are in Sasebo, don’t miss this rare chance and enjoy the circus with your family and friends!


Happy Dream Circus in Sasebo

Period: Until Jan. 19

Hours: Thu – Tue, 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (close Wednesday and Dec. 31)

Location: Sasebo Nakiri Ground, Miyaji Town, Sasebo City, Nagasaki Pref. (20-minute walk from Sasebo Naval Base Main Gate)

Tickets: (adult) Box: 4,000 yen, SS: 3,500 yen, S: 3,000 yen, (ages 14 or younger) Box: 3,000 yen, SS: 2,500 yen, S: 2,000 yen


Tel: 095-823-5797



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