花火 Hanabi 2014 – Summer Fireworks Festival

Summer in Japan means it is the season of fireworks. Firework festivals are held all over Japan during the summer season as the wind is gentler and the sky is clearer. Attending a hanabi event had been a fundamental part in Japanese culture. Visitors come in their traditional yukata or jinbei and enjoy the fireworks display while having a picnic or buying from the food stalls and participating in the game booths.

Below is a list of some of the 2014 Hanabi schedule:

Tokyo Area

36th Adachi Fireworks Festival Date: July 19 (Sat) | 19:30 – 20:30
In case of Bad weather: July 20 (Sun)
Info: About 12,000 fireworks easily visible from around the river.
Admission: Free
Venue: Arakawa river bed (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line railway bridge – Bridge between Nishiarai)
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Kita-Senju Station
Tel #: 03-3880-5853
Website: http://meturl.com/adachihanabi
48th Katsushika Fireworks Festival Date: July 22 (Tue) | 19:20 – 20:20
In case of Bad Weather: July 23 (Wed)
Info: Around 13,000 fireworks to lit-up the night sky.
Admission: Free
Venue: Katsushika Shibamata baseball field (Edogawa river bed), Katsushika, Tokyo
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Shibamata Station
Tel #: 03-6758-2222
Website: www.city.katsushika.lg.jp
37th Sumida River Fireworks Date: July 26 (Sat) | 19:05 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: The festival will be cancelled in case of rain.
Info: About 9,500 shots in the first venue & about 10,500 shots in the second venue.
Admission: Free
Venue: Sumida River (at two sites), Sumida, Tokyo
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Asakusa Station (1st venue) | 5-minute walk from Kuramae Station (2nd venue)
Tel #: 03-5246-1111
Website: http://sumidagawa-hanabi.com
Hachioji Fireworks Festival Date: July 26 (Sat) | 19:30 – 20:00
In case of Bad Weather: July 27 (Sun)
Info: About 4,000 fireworks will give color to the beautiful night sky.
Admission: Free
Venue: Hachioji Municipal Stadium, Hachioji, Tokyo
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Hachioji Station
Tel #: 04-2643-3115
Website: www.hachioji-kankokyokai.or.jp
Tachikawa Showa Kinen Park Fireworks Festival Date: July 26 (Sat) | 19:20 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: July 27 (Sun)
Info: 5,000 fireworks display.
Admission: Adult: ¥ 410 | Child: ¥ 80
Venue: Open field Showa Kinen Park, Tachikawa, Tokyo
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Tachikawa Station | 5-minute walk from Nishi-Tachikawa Station
Tel #: 042-527-2700
Website: http://tachikawa-hanabi.com
39th Edogawa Fireworks Festival Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:15 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun)
Info: About 14,000 shots will decorate the night sky synchronized to music.
Admission: Free
Venue: Edogawa riverbed, Edogawa, Tokyo [map]
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Shinozaki Station
Tel #: 03-5662-0523
Website: www.city.edogawa.tokyo.jp/hanabi/
55th Itabashi Fireworks Festival Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:00 – 20:45
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun)
Info: Around 11,000 fireworks.
Admission: Free / reserve seating ¥2,600 – ¥28,000
Venue: Arakawa riverbed, Itabashi, Tokyo [map]
Nearest Station: 30-minute walk from Nishidai Station, Takashimadaira Station, Ukimafunado Station
Tel #: 03-3579-2255
Website: www.itabashihanabi.jp
32nd Koto Fireworks Festival Date: August 5 (Tue) | 19:30 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 5 (Wed)
Info: About 4,000 colorful fireworks shine in the river.
Admission: Free
Venue: Arakawa Sunamachi waterfront park, Koto, Tokyo
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Minami-Sunamachi Station
Tel #: 03-3647-4963
Website: www.city.koto.lg.jp/seikatsu/community
26th Tokyo Bay
Fireworks Festival
Date: August 10 (Sat) | 18:50 – 20:10
In case of Bad Weather: Discontinued in case of stormy weather.
Info: over 12,000 stunning display over Tokyo Bay
Admission: Free | Paid seats ¥5,000 – ¥7,000
Venue: Harumi Sports Grounds, Chuo-ku, Tokyo [map]
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Kachidoku Station
Tel #: 03-3248-1561
Website: www.city.chuo.lg.jp/bunka/event/toukyouwanndaihanabisaimeinn
35th Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival Date: August 16 (Sat) | 19:30 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 17 (Sun)
Info: Music and 10,000 fireworks color the summer of Jingu
Admission: Free / paid seats ¥2,000 – ¥36,000
Venue: Jingu-gaien, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo [map]
Nearest Station: Shinanomachi Station | Yoyogi Station | Omotesando Station | Kokuritsukyogijo Station
Tel #: 03-3547-0900
Website: www.jinguhanabi.com
36th Setagaya-ku Tamagawa
Fireworks Festival
Date: August 23 (Sat) |
In case of Bad Weather: August 24 (Sun)
Info: fireworks display in luscious green surroundings
Admission: Free
Venue: Setagaya Ward Futakotamagawa green playground, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo [map]
Nearest Station: Futako-Tamagawa Station
Tel #: 5432-3333
Website: www.tamagawa-hanabi.com
32nd Chofu Fireworks Festival Date: August 24 (Sun) | 18:45 – 19:45
In case of Bad Weather: Cancelled in case of stormy weather.
Info: 9,000 fireworks display
Admission: Free / reserve seating ¥2,500 – ¥20,000
Venue: Tamagawa Riverside, Chofu, Tokyo [map]
Nearest Station: 25-minute walk from Chofu Station
Tel #: 042-481-7311
Website: http://hanabi.csa.gr.jp

Other Areas

Akita Prefecture
Noshiro Port Festival Fireworks Date: July 19 (Sat, rain or shine) | 19:30 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: July 20 (Sun)
Info: around 15,000 fireworks to light up the night sky
Admission: ¥1,500 – ¥28,000
Venue: Noshiro Port Shimonohama Pier special event space
Nearest Station: 10 minutes by bus or 30-minute walk from Noshiro Station
Tel #: 0185-52-6341
Website: http://www.noshirohanabi.com
Yokote National Incense Fireworks Date: July 19 (Sat) | 17:00 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: July 20 (Sun)
Info: around 10,000 pretty and gentle sparkler full of emotion, such as pine needles jumping out from a small fireball in the night of the summer
Admission: Free
Venue: Yokote River Janosaki Kawahara
Nearest Station:
15-minute walk fromYokote Station
Tel #: 0182-33-7111
Website: www.yokotekamakura.com
27th Akita City Summer Festival Omonogawa Fireworks Date: August 10 (Sun) | 19:30 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 11 (Mon)
Info: About 7,500 fireworks display which is one of Akita’s major summer festivals.
Admission: Free
Venue: Omonogawa riverbed
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Araya Station
Tel #: 018-826-9003
Website: www.city.akita.akita.jp/city/sc/ws/hanabi/
Omagari Fireworks Festival Date: August 23 (Sat) | 17:30 – 18:50
In case of Bad Weather:
Info: One of the 3 great fireworks competitions of Japan with approximately 15,000 fireworks to light up the night sky
Admission: Free / Balcony Reserved Seats ¥13,000 – ¥23,000
Venue: Omono River Athletic Park, 2-7-46, Omagari Funabacho, Daisen-shi, Akita 014-0057
Nearest Station: 25-minute walk from Omagari Station
Tel #: 0187-62-1262
Website: www.oomagari-hanabi.com
Chiba Prefecture
Funabashi Port Water Park Fireworks Date: July 30 (Wed) | 19:30 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: July 31 (Thu)
Info: Around 6,000 fireworks synchronized to music concludes the 47th Funabashi Festival.
Admission: ¥1,000 – ¥1,500
Venue: 2 Chome-1-2 Hamachō, Funabashi-shi, Chiba-ken
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Minamifunabashi Station
Tel #: 047-436 -2466
Website: www.city.funabashi.chiba.jp/shisei/shoukai/
118th Omigawa Riverside Fireworks Date: August 1 (Fri) | 19:00 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 2 (Sat)
Info: about 8,000 fireworks boasting a history of 100 years
Admission: Paid seats ¥16,000 (up to 6 people)
Venue: Chiba Prefecture Katori Omigawa Omigawa Bridge downstream Tonegawa River
Nearest Station: 20-minute walk from Omigawa Station
Tel #: 0478-82-1117
Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festival Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:30 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: Cancelled in case of stormy weather
Info: Around 15,000 fireworks to be launched in the coast of of Makuhari beach.
Admission: ¥1,500 (seaside seat) | ¥2,000 (stadium seat) | ¥2,500 (riverside seat) | ¥3,000 – 4,000 (beach seat)
Venue: Makuhari Seaside Park [map]
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Makuhari Station
Tel #: 050-5548-8686
Website: www.chibahanabi2014.com
3oth Ichikawa Summer Evening Fireworks
Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:15 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun)
Info: About 14,000 fireworks to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Ichikawa municipal organization enforcement.
Admission: Free / Paid seats ¥6,000 – ¥18,000
Venue: around Edogawa River, Ichikawa-city, Chiba
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Ichikawa Station
Tel #: 047-334-1111
Website: www.ichikawa-hanabi.jp
54th Sakura Citizen Fireworks Sakura Flower Festa Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:00 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun)
Info: About 10,000 fireworks reflects in the surface of the lake of Inbanuma.
Admission: Free | Paid Seats ¥1,000 – ¥10,000
Venue: Sakura Furusato Square neighborhood (Inbanuma lake), Usuida, Sakura, Chiba [map]
Nearest Station: 40-minute walk from Keiseiusui Station
Tel #: 043-486-6000

Website: www.city.sakura.lg.jp/sakura/hanabi/
51st Tateyama Tourism Festival Tateyamawan Fireworks Date:  August 8 (Fri)| 19:30 – 20:45
In case of Bad Weather: August 9 (Sat), August 10 (Sun)
Info: About 10,000 fireworks to be launched on the gentle coast of Tateyama.
Admission: Free
Venue: Hojo (near the coast), Tateyama, Chiba
Nearest Station: 1 minute walk from Tateyama Station
Tel #: 0470-22-8330
Website: http://tateyamacity.or.jp/hanabi/
38th Nagareyama Summer Fireworks Date: August 23 (Sat) | 19:00 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 29 (Fri)
Info: About 10,000 fireworks synchronized to Nagareyama Sky Musical.
Admission: ¥1,500 – ¥8,400
Venue: Edogawa Tsutsumi area, 1-3 Chome, Nagareyama
Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Nagareyama Station
Tel #: 047-158-6111
Website: www.nagareyama-daisuki.com/hanabi/
60th Anniversary 2014 NARITA Fireworks in Inbanuma Date: October 11 (Sat) | 19:00
In case of Bad Weather: October 12 (Sun)
Info: About 10,000 fireworks to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Narita municipal organization enforcement.
Admission: Free | Paid Seats ¥2,000 – ¥10,000
Venue: Narita New Town Sports Square, Daikata, Narita-shi, Chiba [map]
Nearest Station: 40-minute walk from Narita Station
Tel #: 080-3383-6240
Website: http://narita-hanabi.com/
Fukuoka Prefecture
38th Miyama Summer Evening Fireworks Date: July 20 (Sun) | 20:00 – 21:30
In case of Bad Weather: July 22 (Tue), July 25 (Fri)
Info: Around 8,000 fireworks synchronised to music will brighten up the gorgeous night sky.
Admission: Free
Venue: around Setaka Bridge, Miyama-shi, Fukuoka-ken
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Setaka Station
Tel #: 0944-63-8000
Website: www.miyama-shokokai.jp/hanabi/
Ashiya Fireworks 2014 Date: July 26 (Sat) | 19:45 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: July 27 (Sun)
Info: About 7,000 fireworks display around the Ashiya Bridge of the Fukuoka Onga River.
Admission: Free
Venue: Ashiya-machi Bridge, Ashiya, Onga District, Fukuoka
Nearest Station: Orio Station
Tel #: 093-223-3542
Website: www.ashikan.jp/event/hanabi/
48th Chikugo Funagoya Fireworks
Date: July 26 (Sat) | 20:00 – 21:30
In case of Bad Weather: July 27 (Sun), July 28 (Mon)
Info: About 7,000 fireworks launched in a relaxed lawn of a large park.
Admission: Free
Venue: Fukuoka Kenei Chikugo Large Park
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Chikugo Funagoya Station
Tel #: 0942-53-4229
Website: http://chikugo.net/topics/48_fireworks/
Dream HANABI 2014 Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:45 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun), August 9 (Sat)
Info: 8,000 fireworks to illuminate the sky of Homangawa.
Admission: Free
Venue: Ogori Sports Park (Homangawa Riverbed), Ogori, Fukuoka
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Oho Station | 20-minute walk from Oitai Station
Tel #: 0942-72-8137
Website: http://home.ogori.net/tankentai/osusume/hanabi2014/
Chikugo River Fireworks Display Date: August 5 (Tue) | 19:40 – 21:10
In case of Bad Weather: August 7 (Thu), August 9 (Sat), August 11 (Mon)
Info: Around 18,000 fireworks reflects like colourful flowers on the water.
Admission: Free
Venue: Senoshita-machi and Sasayama-machi, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka [map]
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Kurume Station
Tel #: 0942-32-3207
Website: www.kurume-hotomeki.jp/en/event/
27th Kanmon Fireworks Date: August 13 (Wed) | 19:50 – 20:40
In case of Bad Weather: Discontinued in case of stormy weather.
Info: 1-3 Kitakyushu, Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka [map]
Admission: ¥500 – ¥12,000
Venue: 5-minute walk from JR Moji Port Station
Nearest Station: Moji Station
Tel #: 093-331-8781
Website: http://hanabi.moji-retro.com
16th Ariake Sea Fireworks Festival Date: August 24 (Sun) | 19:30 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 30 (Sat), August 31 (Sun)
Info: Around 8,000 fireworks colour the evening sky.
Admission: Free | ¥22,000 (up to 5 people)
Venue: near Ground (グラウンド), Hashimoto, Yanagawa-shi, Fukuoka
Nearest Station: 40 minutes by shuttle bus from Nishitetsuyanagawa Station
Tel #: 080-6459-8159 | 080-5802-2683
Website: www.city.yanagawa.fukuoka.jp/kanko/meisho/meguru/hanabi/
Fukushima Prefecture
Kitakata Town Summer Fireworks Festival (Nippashigawa River Fireworks Festival) Date: July 27 (Sun) | 19:30 -20:30
In case of Bad Weather: July 28 (Mon)
Info: About 10,000 fireworks burst with sounds.
Admission: Paid Seats ¥1,500 – ¥73,000
Venue: Freedom Square Nippashigawa Parkland
Nearest Station: Shiokawa Station
Tel #: 02-4127-2111
Website: www.kitakata-kanko.jp/kawanosaiten/
61st Iwaki Fireworks Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:00 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun)
Info: About 10,000 fireworks match the big sound of music of yesteryear.
Admission: Free | Paid bleachers ¥2,000 – ¥16,000
Venue: Aqua Marine Park (Onahama Port Pier No. 1.2)
Nearest Station: Izumi Station
Tel #: 0246-53-5677
Website: www.iwakihanabi.com
36th Fukushima Hanabi Taikai Date: August 9 (Sat) | 19:30 – 20:40
In case of Bad Weather: August 10 (Sun)
Info: About 10,000 fireworks to be launched which is one of the largest in Fushima Prefecture with its No. 4 ball long ball & various StarMine.
Admission: ¥500
Venue: Shinbugaoka Ryokuchi Park, Matsuyama-cho, Fukushima
〒 960-8228

Nearest Station: Fukushima Station
Tel #: 024-525-3720
Website: www.city.fukushima.fukushima.jp/soshiki/16/syougyou13051001
43rd Asaka Field Summer Festival Fireworks Date: August 14 (Thu) | 19:30 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 15 (Fri)
Info: 10,000 fireworks viewable from 360 degrees anywhere near the venue.
Admission: Free | Paid Seats ¥10,000 (4 people)
Venue: Koriyama Culture Park, Higashimaruyama-61 Asakamachi Narita Koriyama, Fukushima 963-0112
Nearest Station: 30 mins by bus from Koriyama Station
Tel #: 024-946-2068
36th Sukagawa Shakadogawa Fireworks Date: August 23 (Sat) | 19:00 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: Cancelled in case of stormy weather.
Info: Fireworks of about 10,000 rounds such as extra-large StarMine decorate the night sky.
Admission: Free | ¥2,000 – ¥10,000
Venue: Sukagawa Station riverbed (Shakadogawa)
Nearest Station: Sukagawa Station
Tel #: 248-88-9144
Website: www.city.sukagawa.fukushima.jp/hanabi/
Gifu Prefecture
58th National Selection Nagara Chunichi Fireworks Date: July 26 (Sat) | 19:20 – 20:45
In case of Bad Weather: August 23 (Sat)
Info: 30,000 fireworks unfolds in clear Nagara River stream against the dramatic backdrop of Mt. Kinka
Admission: Free
Venue: Nagara River Hashimoto flow (Nagara Bridge – Bridge between Jinhua), Gifu
Nearest Station: Gifu Station
Tel #: 052-221-0671
69th Annual Fireworks Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:30 – 20:45
In case of Bad Weather: August 9 (Sat)
Info: 30,000 fireworks on the theme of “love” to be launched in Nagara River in midsummer
Admission: Free
Venue: Nagara River (Nagara Bridge – Bridge between Jinhua)
Nearest Station: Gifu Station | Meitetsugifu Station
Tel #: 058-264-1159
Website: http://gifu-np.co.jp./jigyo/hanabi14/2014hanabi00
Gero Fireworks Summer Musical Performances Date: August 3 (Sun) | 20:00 – 20:45
In case of Bad Weather: August 22 (Fri)
Info: Spectacular show of around 13,000 lights synchronised to music.
Admission: Free
Venue: Gero River Bridge
Nearest Station: Gero Station
Tel #: 0576-24-2222
Website: www.gero-spa.com/event/
Gunma Prefecture
26th Tamamura Hanabi Taikai (Rural Dream Fireworks 2014)
Date: July 19 (Sat) | 19:50 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: July 20 (Sun)
Info: About 12,000 elaborate fireworks launched in the countryside.
Admission: Free
Venue: near Tamamura Fire Department, Fukujima, Tamamura, Sawa District, Gunma
Nearest Station: 25 minutes by bus from JR Shinmachi station
Tel #: 0180-99-3339
Website: www.town.tamamura.lg.jp/kanko/hanabi/
Kawaba Fireworks Festival Date: July 27 (Sun) | 20:00 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 14 (Thu)
Info: Around 10,700 fireworks concludes the finale of the festival.
Admission: Free
Venue: Kawaba Central Park, Kawaba, Tone District, Gunma
Nearest Station: Numata Station
Tel #: 0278-52-2111
40th Takasaki Fireworks Festival Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:40 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun)
Info: 15,000 fireworks display
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥2,500
Venue: Karasugawa Wada Bridge (upstream riverbed), Takasaki, Gunma
Nearest Station: Takasaki Station
Tel #: 027-321-1257
Website: www.takasaki-matsuri.jp/40/hanabitaikai/
Water Fireworks – Happiness Water Date: August 16 (Sat) | 19:30 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 17 (Sun)
Info: About 12,000 fireworks brighten up the quiet mountains.
Admission: Free
Venue: Tsukiyono junior high school baseball ground
Nearest Station: Gokan Station
Tel #: 0278-62-1155
Website: www.minakami.or.jp
2nd Numata Fireworks Date: September 13 | 19:00 – 19:45
In case of Bad Weather:
Info:
About 10,000 fireworks to be launched with music.
Admission: Free | Paid Seats ¥2,000 – 15,000
Venue: Numata Sports Park
Nearest Station: 20 minute walk from Numata Station
Tel #: 0278-23-2111
Website: http://numatahanabi.com
Isesaki Fireworks Date: September 27 | 18:30 – 19:30
In case of Bad Weather: September 28 (Sun)
Info: Around 30,000 shots of large flower of light illuminate the city of Isesaki.
Admission: Free
Venue: Mimuronishi Park, Isesaki Auto Race Track, Azuma Stadium (tentatively named)
Nearest Station: Isesaki Station
Tel #: 0270-24-5111
Ibaraki Prefecture
9th Koga Fireworks Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:20 – 20:50
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun)
Info: About 20,000 fireworks spreads around a golf course.
Admission: Free | Paid Seats ¥10,000 (4 people)
Venue: Koga Golf Links, Nishimachi, Koga, Ibaraki 306-0038
Nearest Station: 20 minute walk from Furukawa Station
Tel #: 0280-92 -3111 ext 2533
Website: www.kogakanko.jp/hanabi/
2014 Inashiki Natsu Matsuri Hanabi Taikai Date: August 23 (Sat) | 19:00 –
In case of Bad Weather: August 24 (Sun)
Info: About 12,000 fireworks and messages bloom in the night sky.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥7,000 – ¥10,000
Venue: Edosaki Sports Park, Edosaki, Inashiki, Ibaraki 〒300-0500
Nearest Station: 50 minutes by bus from Tsuchiura Station
Tel #: 029-892-2000
Website: www.inashiki.com/summer_festa
36th Kashima Fireworks Date: August 23 (Sat) | 19:30 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 24 (Sun)
Info: More than 10,000 fireworks will light up the night sky.
Admission: Free
Venue: Lake Side, Ofunatsu, Kashima, Ibaraki
Nearest Station: Kashimajingu Station
Tel #: 0299-82-7730
Website: www.sopia.or.jp/kashima-kanko/2014hanabi
50th Joso Kinugawa Fireworks Date: August 30 (Sat) | 18:20 – 20:25
In case of Bad Weather: August 31 (Sun)
Info: Around 10,000 fireworks tournament by the Japanese fireworks Arts Association.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥2,000 – ¥10,000
Venue: Hashimoto Sports Park (Kinugawa River), Joso City, Ibaraki
Nearest Station: Mitsukaido Station
Tel #: 0297-22-2121
Website: www.joso.or.jp/fireworks
83rd National Tsuchiura Fireworks Competition Date: October 4 (Sat) | 18:00 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: October 5 (Sun), October 11 (Sat), October 13 (Mon)
Info: Around 20,000 fireworks with about 60 companies fireworks suppliers across the country compete for the skill, it’s one of the best tournament in the country.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥10,500 – ¥21,000
Venue: Sakuragawa (near Gakuen Bridge)
Nearest Station: 30 minute walk or 20 minute shuttle bus from Tsuchiura Station
Tel #: 029-826-1111
Website: http://tsuchiura-hanabi.jp/
Kanagawa Prefecture
Yugawara Hot Spring Sea Fireworks Date: July 20 (Sun) and August 3 (Sun) | 20:00 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: July 23 (Wed) and August 6 (Wed)
Info: About 12,000 fireworks (6,000 each day) to colour the gorgeous night sky.
Admission: Free
Venue: Yugawara Beach, Yugawara, Ashigarashimo, Kanagawa
Nearest Station: 15 minutes by bus from Yugawara Station
Tel #: 0465-63-2111
Website: www.town.yugawara.kanagawa.jp/kankou/topics/p02410/
68th Atsugi Ayu Fireworks Festival Date: August 2 | 19:00 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun)
Info: Around 10,000 fireworks brighten up the night sky as a centrepiece of the “Atsugi Ayu Festival”.
Admission: Free
Venue: Sagami River Riverbed
Nearest Station: 15-minutes walk from Honatsugi Station
Tel #: 046-295-5496
Website: www.atsugi-kankou.jp/play/event05/
The 29th Kanagawa Newspaper Fireworks Date: August 5 (Tue) | 19:00 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 6 (Wed)
Info: About 15,000 colourful fireworks to be launched in the night view of Yokohama.
Admission: Rinko Cup Noodle Museum Park admission ticket
Venue: Yokohama Minato Mirai Harbor Park seafront
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Minatomirai and Shintakashima Station | 20-minute walk from Yokohama Station | 15-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station
Tel #: 045-227-0744
Website: www.kanaloco.jp/topic/corporate-hanabi
43rd Sagamihara Summer Evening Fireworks Date: August 23 (Sat) | 19:00 – 20:15
In case of Bad Weather: August 24 (Sun)
Info: With about 8000 shots, this tournament boasts as one of the largest scale in Kanagawa Prefecture and with the audience close to the launch site, it is possible to experience the powerful fireworks.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥2,500 – ¥10,000
Venue: Sagami River, around Aikawa, Aiko District, Kanagawa
Nearest Station: 30 minutes by bus from Sagamihara Station
Tel #: 042-771-3767 | 042-770 -7777
Website: www.sagamihara-hanabi.blogspot.jp/
Kyoto Prefecture
39th Minato Maizuru Date: July 27 (Sun) | 19:30 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: July 28 (Mon)
Info: About 5,000 fireworks to be launched as part of the summer festival.
Admission: Free
Venue: Higashimaizuru coast, Maizuru Beach, Kyoto
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Higashimaizuru Station
Tel #: 0773-62-4600
Website: www.kyo.or.jp/maizuru/
63rd Kameoka Peace Hozugawa Fireworks Festival Date: August 27 (Thu) | 20:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 9 (Sat)
Info: About 5,000 fireworks to commemorate the World Federation peace city declaration of 1955.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥1,000 – ¥20,000
Venue: Oigawaryokuchihigashi Park, Kameoka, Kyoto [map]
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from JR Kameoka Station (North Exit)
Tel #: 0771-22-0053
Website: www.kameokacci.or.jp/hanabi/
54th Uji River Fireworks Date: August 11 (Mon) | 19:45 – 20:45
In case of Bad Weather: August 14 (Thu)
Info: Around 5,000 fireworks of about 70 different shots on the theme of “Genji Romance” will unfold the big picture scroll of light and brilliant sound in the banks of the clear stream of the Uji River.
Admission: Free | Pay seat ¥2,500 – ¥4,000
Venue: Furitsu Uji Park, Kyoto [map]
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Uji Station
Tel #: 0774-23-3334
Website: www.ujihanabi.jp
Nagano Prefecture
27th Shinshu Ueda Fireworks Date: August 5 (Tue) | 19:00 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 6 (Wed)
Info: About 10,000 rounds to be launched one after another.
Admission: ¥10,000 (4 people)
Venue: Chikuma Riverbed
Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Ueda Station
Tel #: 0268-22-4500
85th Shinshu Chikuma Summer Evening Fireworks Tournament
Date: August 7 (Thu) | 19:30 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: Discontinued in case of stormy weather.
Info: 10,000 brilliant fireworks to colour the Chikuma River and the night sky.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥1,000
Venue: Tokura Kamiyamada Onsen Chikuma Riverbed (between Taishobashi ~ Mayo Bridge), Chikuma, Nagano
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Togura Station
Tel #: 026-275-1753
Website: http://chikuma-hanabi.jp/
8th AZUMINO Fireworks Date: August 14 (Thu) | 19:00 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: Discontinued in case of stormy weather.
Info: 12,000 fireworks to be launched to music.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥1,500 – ¥5,000
Venue: Saigawa Riverbed, Akashinananaki, Azumino, Nagano
Nearest Station: 20-minute walk from Akashina Station
Tel #: 0263-82-3131
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/azuminohanabi/
66th Suwa Lake Fireworks Festival Date: August 15 (Fri) | 19:00 [planned]
In case of Bad Weather: Rain or Shine
Info: More than 40,000 fireworks to decorate the night sky of summer with sounds reverberating off the surrounding mountains.
Admission: ¥3,500 – ¥123,000
Venue: Suwa Lake (above Suwashi Kohan Park), Kogandōri, Suwa-shi, Nagano
Nearest Station: 8-minute walk from Kamisuwa Station
Tel #: 0266-52-4141
Website: www.suwako-hanabi.com/kojyou
32nd Annual New Fireworks Competition Date: September 6 (Sat) | 19:00 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: Rain or Shine
Info: Around 18,000 fireworks to be launched to music and messages.
Admission: ¥1,500 – ¥3,000
Venue: Suwa Lake (near Suwa Onsen), Kogandōri, Suwa-shi, Nagano
Nearest Station: 8-minute walk from Kamisuwa Station
Tel #: 0266-52-2111
Website: www.suwako-hanabi.com/shinsaku
Summer Night Fire Festival Finale Date: September 7 (Sun) | 20:10 – 20:50
In case of Bad Weather: Discontinued during stormy weather.
Info: Around 12,000 fireworks to mark the end of Suwa Lake summer.
Admission: Free
Venue: Suwa Lake (near Suwa Onsen), Kogandōri, Suwa-shi, Nagano
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Kamisuwa Station
Tel #: 0266-52-7155
Website: www.suwako-hanabi.com/summer
109th Nagano Fireworks Festival Date: November 23 (Sun) | 18:00 – 20:00
In case of Bad Weather: Rain or Shine
Info: Around 10,000 fireworks to colour the night sky of autumn.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥4,200 – ¥20,000
Venue: Saigawa Dai 2 Ryokuchi Park, Kawai Shinden, Nagano
Nearest Station: 20-minute walk from Nagano Station
Tel #: 026-227-2428
Website: www.nagano-cci.or.jp/ebisukou/
Niigata Prefecture
Gion Kashiwazaki Matsuri – Fireworks of the Sea Date: July 26 (Sat) | 19:30 – 21:10
In case of Bad Weather: July 27 (Sun)
Info: Around 15,000 colourful fireworks marks the finale of the summer festival.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥9,000 – ¥24,000
Venue: Kashiwazaki-central coastal zone, Nishiminatochō, Kashiwazaki, Niigata
Nearest Station: 20-minute walk from JR Kashiwazaki Station
Tel #: 0257-22-0726
Website: www.city.kashiwazaki.niigata.jp
Nagaoka Fireworks Festival Date: August 2 (Sat) – August 3 (Sun) | 19:25 – 21:10 [planned]
In case of Bad Weather: still undecided
Info: About 20,000 fireworks to brighten up the night sky in commemoration of those who died in Nagaoka air raid in 1945.
Admission: Free | For paid seat information contact the Nagaoka Festival reservation center (0258-35-9244)
Venue: Shinano Riverbed, Mukōjimamachi, Nagaoka, Niigata
Nearest Station: 30-minute walk from Nagaoka Station
Tel #: 0258-39-2221
Website: http://nagaokamatsuri.com
10th Sanjo Summer Festival Fireworks Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:30 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 4 (Mon), August 5 (Tue)
Info: 8,000 fireworks to decorate the night sky of summer.
Admission: Free
Venue: Rokunocho Kasen Ryokuchi Park, Honchō, Sanjō, Niigata
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Kitasanjo Station
Tel #: 0256-32-1311
Website: www.sanjo-cci.or.jp/event/summer_fes/
Ojiya Matsuri Great Fireworks Date: August 23 (Sat) | 19:15 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 24 (Sun)
Info: About 7,000 fireworks brighten up the summer night sky of Ojiya.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥1,000 – ¥15,000
Venue: Shinano River Riverbed, Ojiyashi Shinanogawa Kasen Park, Ojiya, Niigata
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Ojiya Station
Tel #: 0258-83-3512
Website: http://ojiyakanko.com
Katakai Festival Asahara Shrine Autumn Festival Date: September 9 (Tue) – 10 (Wed) | 19:30 – 22:20
In case of Bad Weather: undecided
Info: Around 15,000 fireworks that dates back to before the mid-Edo period and its history, its spirit is carried over to the current deference to tradition.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥30,000 (8 people balcony seat)
Venue: behind Asahara Shrine, Katakaimachi, Ojiya, Niigata
Nearest Station: 30 minutes by bus from Nagaoka Station
Tel #: 0258-84-3900
Website: http://katakaimachi-enkakyokai.info
Osaka Prefecture
Tenjin Dedication Fireworks Date: July 25 (Fri) | 19:30 – 20:50
In case of Bad Weather: Discontinued in case of stormy weather.
Info: Around 4,000 fireworks are set-off in the night sky to illuminate a large fleet of about 100 sheeps.
Admission: Free
Venue: near Sakuramiya Park, Kita-ku, Osaka
Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from KeihanTenmabashi Station | 5-minute walk from Sakuranomiya Station
Tel #: 06-6353-0025
Website: www.tenjinsan.com
59th Zong Summer Festival Fireworks Date: August 8 (Fri) | 19:15 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: no postponement
Info: Skyrocket with 3,000 rounds that sear the night sky.
Admission: Free
Venue: 7-41 Nishihozumichō, Ibaraki, Osaka
Nearest Station: 10 minutes by bus from JR Ibaraki Station
Tel #: 072-622-6861
Website: www.bentenshu.or.jp
66th Inagawa Fireworks Date: August 16 (Sat) | 19:20 – 20:20
In case of Bad Weather: August 17 (Sun)
Info: A traditional tournament followed from 1948 of about 4,000 fireworks launched in the Inagawa riverbed.
Admission: Free
Venue: Inagawa Coast, Dai 2 Go Inagawa Ryokuchi Park, Ikeda, Osaka
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Ikeda Station
Tel #: 072-740-1161 | 0180-991-816
Website: www.city.kawanishi.hyogo.jp/shokai/kisetu/hanabi
Saitama Prefecture
19th Ageo Fireworks Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 9 (Sat)
Info: Fireworks of 10,000 rounds are launched to music.
Admission: Free
Venue: Arakawa Riverbed, Riverside Phoenix Golf Club, Ageo, Saitama
Nearest Station: 15 minutes by bus from Ageo Station
Tel #: 048-775-5917
Website: www.ageo-kankou.com/hanabi26.html
31st Asaka Citizen Festival “Ayaka Festival” Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:15 – 20:15
In case of Bad Weather: August 3(Sun)
Info: About 7,500 fireworks are launched in a stretch in urban areas.
Admission: Free
Venue: near Asaka Central Park, Asaka, Saitama
Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Tobu Asaka Station
Tel #: 048-463-2645
Website: http://saikasai.com
65th Kumagai Fireworks Date: August 9 (Sat) | 19:00 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 10 (Sun), August 16 (Sat), August 17 (Sun)
Info: About 10,000 fireworks decorate the summer hot Kumagai.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥2,500 – ¥22,000
Venue: Arakawa Riverbed near Kumagayaarakawa Ryokuchi Park & Arakawa Park, Kumagaya, Saitama
Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Kumagaya Station
Tel #: 048-524-1111
Website: www.city.kumagaya.lg.jp/kanko/matsuri/kumagayahanabitaikai/
13th Kounosu Hanabi Taikai Date: October 11 (Sat) | 18:30 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: October 12 (Sun)
Info: About 15,000 fireworks to be launched on a wide riverbed.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥3,500 – ¥15,000
Venue: Arakawa Riverbed, Nukata, Konosu, Saitama [map]
Nearest Station: 30-minute walk from Kounosu Station
Tel #: 048-543-1634
Website: http://kounosuhanabi.com
Shiga Prefecture
Nagahama and North Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Date: August 5 (Tue) | 19:30 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 6 (Wed)
Info: About 10,000 colourful fireworks to illuminate the surface of the tranquil Lake Biwa.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥1,500 – ¥2,500
Venue: Nagahama Port, Nagahama, Shiga
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Nagahama Station
Tel #: 0749-65-6521
Website: http://kitabiwako.jp
2014 Lake Biwa Fireworks Date: August 8 (Fri) | 19:30 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 11 (Mon)
Info: A summer tradition of launching about 10,000 fireworks amid the bustling lakeside.
Admission: Free | ¥3,900 (adv) ¥4,400 (on the day)
Venue: Otsu Port, Hamaōtsu, Ōtsu, Shiga [map]
Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Hamaotsu Station
Tel #: 077-511-1530
Website: www.biwako-visitors.jp/hanabi/
Tochigi Prefecture
45th Moka Summer Festival Fireworks Date: July 26 (Sat) | 19:20 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: July 28 (Mon)
Info: About 20,000 fireworks to be launched together with music and laser beam.
Admission: Free
Venue: Mooka City Hall, Aramachi, Mooka, Tochigi
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Mooka Station
Tel #: 0285-83-8135
Website: www.moka-kankou.org/natsu_matsuri.html
63rd Koyama Fireworks Date: July 27 (Sun) | 19:00 – 20:45
In case of Bad Weather: July 28 (Mon)
Info: About 20,000 fireworks to be launched in the clear stream of Omoigawa.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥2,000 – ¥24,000
Venue: Omoigawa Riverbed, Oyama, Tochigi
Nearest Station: 8-minute walk from Oyama Station
Tel #: 0285-22-9273
Website: http://oyama-kankou.a.la9.jp/
16th Nasuno Hometown Fireworks 2014 Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:30 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun)
Info: Fireworks display that is held every two years, with 20,000 shots that will decorate the night sky.
Admission: Free
Venue: Nakagawa River Park, Kuroiso, Nasushiobara, Tochigi [map]
Nearest Station: 15-minute walk from Kuroiso Station
Tel #: 070-1255-1184
Website: http://xn--48jvbwbxfp67pcvmgn2bit4a4h0appc7zz.com/
100th Ashikaga Fireworks Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:00 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun)
Info: About 20,000 colourful fireworks concludes the “Ashikaga Summer Festival” in Tochigi.
Admission: Free | Paid seat ¥17,000
Venue: Watarase Tanaka Hashimoto riverbed, Ashikaga, Tochigi [map]
Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Ashikaga Station
Tel #: 0284-21-1354
Website: www.ashikaga.info
2014 Utsunomiya Fireworks Date: August 9 (Sat) | 19:30 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 10 (Sun)
Info: About 20,000 fireworks to be set off in the night sky of Utsunomiya along with the music in 2014.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥1,800 – ¥80,000
Venue: Dojojuku green space (Kinugawa River), Dojojukumachi, Utsunomiya, Tochigi [map]
Nearest Station: 20 minutes by bus from Utsunomiya Station
Tel #: 028-600-3980
Website: www.utsunomiya-hanabi.jp
Kikuya Obata Fireworks Date: August 14 (Thu) | 19:40 – 20:10
In case of Bad Weather: August 15 (Fri)
Info: About 12,000 fireworks illuminating the night sky can be seen in all angles.
Admission: ¥600 – ¥5,200
Venue: Twin Ring Motegi International Racing Course, 120-1 Hiyama
Motegi, Haga, Tochigi
Nearest Station: 90 minutes by bus from Utsunomiya Station | 90 minutes by bus from Mito Station
Tel #: 0285-64-0001
Website: www.twinring.jp/information_m/fireworks
60th Anniversary Moka enforcement system “Sontoku Summer Festival 2014” Date: August 30 (Sat) | 19:30 – 20:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 31 (Sun)
Info: An event where adults and children can enjoy about 10,000 fireworks matching with music of great power.
Admission: Free
Venue: Kinugawa Riverbed (near Kinusakura Park), Moka, Tochigi [map]
Nearest Station: About 15-minute drive from Jichiidai Station
Tel #: 0285-83-8135
Website: http://sontokunatsu.jp
Yamaguchi Prefecture
60th Anniversary Ube Fireworks Date: July 26 (Sat) | 20:00 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: July 27 (Sun)
Info: About 13,000 fireworks to be launched synchronised to music.
Admission: Free
Venue: Ube Port, Ube, Yamaguchi
Nearest Station: 20-minute walk from Ubeshinkawa Station
Tel #: 0836-31-0251
Website: www.ubecci.or.jp
Hagi Summer Festival, the Sea of ​​Japan Great Fireworks Date: August 1 (Fri) | 20:00 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 4 (Mon)
Info: About 7,000 fireworks launched in a location overlooking the Sea of Japan.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥500
Venue: Hagi Commercial Port, Higashihamasakicho, Hagi, Yamaguchi
Nearest Station: 20-minute walk from Higashihagi Station
Tel #: 0838-25-3333
Website: www.haginet.ne.jp/users/hagi-cci/natumaturi
47th Nishikigawa Water Fireworks Festival Date: August 2 (Sat) | 20:00 – 21:30
In case of Bad Weather: August 30 (Sat)
Info: About 6,000 fireworks to flourish in the background of Kintai bridge.
Admission: Free
Venue: Kintai Bridge, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi
Nearest Station: About 25-minute walk from Nishiiwakuni Station
Tel #: 0827-41-2037
Website: www.iwakuni-kanko.jp
Asia Port Festival in Kanmon, 2014 Kanmon Fireworks Date: August 13 (Wed) | 19:50 – 20:40
In case of Bad Weather: Discontinued in case of stormy weather.
Info: About 13,000 Fireworks display to be held on both sides of the Fukuoka and Yamaguchi prefectures across the Strait.
Admission: ¥500 – ¥5,000
Venue: Arukapoto, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
Nearest Station: 20-minute walk from Shimonoseki Station
Tel #: 083-223-2001
Website: www.shimonoseki21c.jp/firework/guide2014
Yamagata Prefecture
2014 Sakata Fireworks Show Date: August 2 (Sat) | 19:30 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 3 (Sun)
Info: About 12,000 fireworks synchronized with music.
Admission: Free | Paid Seat ¥5,000 – ¥8,000
Venue: Mogamigawakaryu Ryokuchi Park, Sakata, Yamagata
Nearest Station: 10-minute shuttle bus from Sakata Station
Tel #: 0234-24-2233
Website: www.sakata-kankou.com/event/readme/firework/
35th Yamagata Fireworks Date: August 14 (Thu) | 19:00 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: Discontinued in case of stormy weather.
Info: About 20,000 various fireworks to decorate the gorgeous night sky of summer.
Admission: Free | Paid Seats ¥500 – ¥20,000
Venue: Sugawa River Bridge, Shimosorida, Yamagata [map]
Nearest Station: 25 minutes by shuttle bus from Yamagata Station
Tel #: 023-632-8665
Website: www.hanabi.gr.jp
24th Akagawa Fireworks Date: August 16 (Sat) | 19:00 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 17 (Sun)
Info: One of the best fireworks display in Japan with around 20,000 shots to illuminate the night sky.
Admission: Free | Paid Seats ¥8,000 – ¥23,000
Venue: Akagawa River, Tsuruoka, Yamagata [map]
Nearest Station: 30-minute walk /15 minutes by bus from Tsuruoka Station
Tel #: 0235-28-1873
Website: www.akagawahanabi.com
Yamanashi Prefecture
Kawaguchiko Lake Festival Date: August 5 (Tue) | 19:45 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: undecided
Info: About 10,000 colourful fireworks to brighten up the summer sky.
Admission: Free
Venue: Funatsu beach, Kawaguchiko banks, Yamanashi [map]
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Kawaguchiko Station
Tel #: 0555-72-2460
Website: www.fujisan.ne.jp
26th Furosato Matsuri Date: August 7 (Thu) | 19:15 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 8 (Fri)
Info: About 20,000 fireworks display with the theme “Sparkle” as Yamanashi wishes that the light of hope be spread to the victims of Great East Japan Earthquake.
Admission: Free | Paid Seats ¥2,500 – ¥35,000
Venue: Fuefukigawa near Takata, Ichikawamisato, Nishiyatsushiro, Yamanashi [map]
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Ichikawadaimon Station
Tel #: 055-272-1101
Website: www.town.ichikawamisato.yamanashi.jp
50th Isawa Hot Spring Fireworks Date: August 21 (Thu) | 19:30 – 21:00
In case of Bad Weather: August 27 (Wed)
Info: About 10,000 fireworks to be launched to mark the end of Fuefuki Summer Festival.
Admission: Free | Paid Seats ¥2,500 – ¥30,000
Venue: Fuefukigawa Riverbed, near Fuefuki City Office, Isawacho Ichibe, Fuefuki, Yamanashi
Nearest Station: 20-minute walk from Isawaonsen Station
Tel #: 055-261-2829
Website: www.fuefuki-kanko.jp/content/summer-fes/