Hanabi Guide Summer 2010

There are a lot of firework festivals going on all over Japan at the end of the summer. Find out where and when by clicking “read more”.

Find firework festivals in your area from this list alphabetical list…

Hokkaido

Honbetsu Kirameki Town Festival Toujuka Fireworks

Honbetsu, Nakagawa

September 4th, from 19.30

http://www.town.honbetsu.hokkaido.jp/index.html

Kachimai Fireworks Festival

Tokachi city (20 mins walk from Tokachi station)

August 13th, 19.30-20.45

http://www.tokachi.co.jp/hanabi/

Aomori

61st Gosshogawara Fireworks

August 9th, 19.30-20.45

Along the banks of Iwaki River Nishiki-cho, Hokuto Grounds, Nishiki-cho, Gosshogawara city,

10 mins walk from Gosshogawara station

http://www.gocci.or.jp/gosyogawarahanabi/

Towada Summer Festival 53rd Annual Fireworks Display

August 14th, 19.00-20.30

Rikujokyougicho, Nishi ju-san, Towada city, 20 mins walk from Towada station

http://www.towada-kankou.jp/event/event-summer.html#summer-fes

Akita

The 48th Ani Fireworks and Lantern Festival

August 16th, 19.00-21.00

Kasen Park, Ani, Kita-Akita City、5 mins walk from Aniai Station

http://www.city.kitaakita.akita.jp/kankou/event/summer/ani-hanabi.html

Olympic Hill Fireworks Display

August 15th, 19.30-20.30

Olympic Hill Alcadia Park – Gorin saka Arukadia koen, Ugo town, Ogachi

http://www.ugomachi.com/e_ugo/maturi-ibento/hanabi.html

Miyagi

Higashi Matsushima City Naruse Lantern Festival Fireworks Display

August 14th, 19.00-21.00

On the banks of Ohashi, Naruse, Higashi Matsushima, 15 mins walk from Rikusenono station

Ishinomaki Kawabaraki Festival Fireworks Display

August 1st, 19.15-21.15

On the banks of Kita Hiraku Bridge, downstream, Kitakamigawa, Ishinomaki City, 25 min walk from Ishinomaki station

http://ww51.et.tiki.ne.jp/~kawabiraki/

Iwate

The 20th Tono Summer Fireworks Festival

August 15th, 19.00-21.00

Hayasegawa River, Tono City, 10 mins walk from Tono Station

Morioka Fireworks Festival

August 8th, 19.25-20.30 (events from 18.00-19.00)

On the banks of Tonan Ohashi, Morioka City

From Morioka station get a bus to Nisekimae, 3 mins walk from there

http://www.ccimorioka.or.jp/hanabi/

Kamaishi Summer Fireworks Festival

August 13th, 19.30-20.30

Kamaishi Bay, Kamaishi, 15 mins walk from Kamaishi Station

http://www16.plala.or.jp/kamaishi-kankou/

Yamagata

2010 Mamuro River Fireworks Display (part of the Mamurogawa Festival)

August 17th, 19.30-21.00

On the banks of Mamurogawa near Shinohashi, Mamurogawa town, Saijo-gun, 5 mins walk from Mamurogawa Station

Oe Water Lantern Summer Festival Fireworks Display

August 15th, 19.00-20.45

On the left banks of Saijo River, Aterazawa, Oe town, Nishimurayama, 5 mins walk from Aterazawa Station

http://www.town.oe.yamagata.jp/modules/event/index.php?content_id=9

Fukushima

Rei Water Lantern Festival Fireworks Display

August 10th, 19.30–21.00

On the banks of Tadami River Yanaitzu-Shimo Daira, Yanaitzu town, Kawanuma-gun, 10 mins walk from Aitzuyanaitzu station

Niigata

Tochio Festival Grand Fireworks Display

August 29th, 19.30–21.00

Hatomine Takamachijo, Sakaemachi, Nagaoka City, from Nagaoka station take the bus to Chuokoen-mae

http://tochiokankou.jp/page22.html

Katakai Festival Asahara Shrine Shukirei Festival Fireworks

September 9th and 10th, 19.30–22.30

On the mountains behind Asahara Shrine Katakaimachi Sannocho, Ojiya

http://www.city.ojiya.niigata.jp/pcp_portal/PortalServlet?DISPLAY_ID=DIRECT&NEXT_DISPLAY_ID=U000004&CONTENTS_ID=10995

Yamanashi

Nanbu Fire Festival

August 15th, 20.05–21.00 (festival from 18.30)

On the banks of the Fuji River, near Nanbu Bridge, Nanbu, Minamikoma, 10 minutes walk from Utsubuna Station

http://www.town.nanbu.yamanashi.jp/kankou/himatsuri/h-tp.htm

Ichikawa Misato Country Summer Festival – 22nd Shinmei Fireworks Display

August 7th, 19.30–21.00

On the banks of Usui river, Ichikawa Misato, Nishiyatsushiro, 10 mins walk from Ichikawa daimon Station.

http://www.town.ichikawamisato.yamanashi.jp/50sightsee/60festival/hanabi.html

Nagano

The 4th Azumino Fireworks

August 14th, 19.30–21.00

By Saigawa, Akashina, Azumino, 15 mins walk from Akashina Station

Chino Chamber of Commerce Summer evening Fireworks Display

August 13th, 19.00–20.30

Chino Sports Park, 500 Tamagawa, Chino, 15 mins walk from Chino Station

Tokyo

Exciting Fireworks 2010 – The 35th Annual Edogawa Fireworks Display

August 7th, 19.15–20.30

On the banks of Edogawa river, close to Shinozaki National Park, 1-25 Kami-Shinozaki, Edogawa-ku, 15 mins walk from Shinozaki Subway station or JR Koiwa Station

http://www.city.edogawa.tokyo.jp/chiikinojoho/event/hanabi8/index.html

The Nikkan Sports 2010 Jingu Gaien Gardens Fireworks Display

August 19th, 19.30–20.30

Meiji Jingu Gaien Gardens, Shinjuku, 5-15 mins walk from Subway Gaienmae, Aoyamaicchome, JR Sendagaya or JR Shinanomachi stations

http://jinguhanabi.nikkansports.com/

Kanagawa

Yugawara Onsen Seaside Fireworks Display

August 3rd, 20.00-20.30

Yugawara Beach, Yoshihama, Yugawara, Ashigarashimo, from Yugawara station, get the Hakone Touzan Bus and get off at the Uminoie

http://www.town.yugawara.kanagawa.jp/english/english07.html

Hakone Goura Summer Festival Burning Moji

August 16th, 19.30–20.10

From the top of Myojogadake, Hakone, Ashigara-shimo, close to Goura Station.

http://www.goura.jp/event/

Saitama

Ageo Fireworks Display – 13,000 fireworks

July 31st 19.00-21.00

Riverside Phoenix Golf Course, Ageo City, direct event bus from JR Ageo station

http://www.ageo-kankou.com/hanabi-22.htm

Gunma

Takasaki Matsuri Fireworks Display – 15,000 fireworks

August 7th, 19.40-20.30

Wadabashi bridge, Karasugawa River, Takisaki City, near city office, 20 min walk from JR Takasaki station

http://www.takasaki-matsuri.jp/36/hababitaikai.html

Maebashi Fireworks Display – 13,000 fireworks

Oowataribashi bridge, Tone River, Maebashi City

August 14th, 19.00-20.45

http://www.city.maebashi.gunma.jp/ctg/07400126/07400126.html

Tochigi

Utsunomiya Fireworks Display – 20,000 fireworks

August 21st, 19.30

Dojo-juku, Kinu River, Utsunomiya City, 20 min event bus ride from JR Utsunomiya station East exit

http://www.utsunomiya-hanabi.jp/

Fireworks of Oyama – 20,009 fireworks

August 29th, 19.15-20.45

Omoi River, west side of Oyama city office , 8 min walk from JR Oyama station

http://www.oyama-kankou.jp/entry/20

Ibaraki

Tsuchiura National Fireworks Competition – 20,000

October 2nd, 18.00-20.30

Sakura River, near Gakuen Oohashi bridge, Tsuchiura City, 30 min walk from JR Tsuchiura station

http://www.jalan.net/jalan/doc/theme/hanabi/10_hanabi11.html

Akagi Takahara Kronenburg Doitsu-mura Fireworks Display

August 13th and September 19th, 20.30–20.50

Inside Doitsu-mura, Maebashi

http://www.doitsumura.com/index2.html

Chiyoda Riverboat Festival – Matsuri gawa segaki

August 18th, 18.30–21.00

Chiba

Onjuku Fireworks Display

August 5th, 20.00-20.45

Onjuku beach , Onjuku-machi, Isumi, 7 mins walk from Onjuku station

http://www.onjuku-kankou.com/hanabi/

Ichinomiya Fireworks Display

August 7th, 19.10-20.45

Ichinomiya coast, Ichinomiya-machi, Chousei, 30 mins from Ichinomiya station

http://www.ichinomiya.org/

Toyama

Jantokoi Harbor Fireworks Display

August 7th, 2010, 19.40-20.20

Uodzu Harbor, Uodzu-shi, 15 mins walk from Uodzu station

http://www.ccis-toyama.or.jp/uozu/kankou/event/event_f.html

Kitanippon Shimbun Toyama Fireworks Display

August 1st, 19.45-20.40

Arisawa Bridge, Jinzu River, Toyama-shi, Toyama-ken, 10 mins walk from Yasunoya-machi bus stop, 7 mins from Toyama station via Ichiden Daigaku-bound bus

Ishikawa

Wakura Onsen Fireworks

August 5th, 20.30-21.15

Wakura Harbor, Nanao-shi, Ishikawa-ken, 3 mins walk from final stop of Wakura Onsen-bound bus from Wakura Onsen station, 5 mins

http://www.wakura.or.jp/p65.html

Yu-no-matsuri Fireworks Festival

August 21st, 21.00-21.45

Lake Shibayamagata, Katayamadzu Onsen, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa, 10 mins taxi ride from Kaga Onsen station

http://www.katayamazu-spa.or.jp/foreign/english/03.html

Fukui

Echizen-shi Summer Fireworks Festival

August 15th, 19.00-20.45

Nogawa River, Echizen-shi, Fukui-ken, 5 mins walk from Takefu station

Gifu

Gero Onsen Fireworks Musical Performance

August 3rd, 20.00-21.00

Gero Oohashi Bridge, Hidagawa River, Gero-shi, Gifu-ken; 3 mins walk from Gero station

http://www.city.gero.lg.jp/kankou/view.rbz?cd=606

Shizuoka

Susono Festival

August 7th, 19:30-20:45

Susono Park vicinity, Susono-shi, Shizuoka-ken; 7 mins taxi ride from Iwanami station or ask about shuttle bus route

http://www.city.susono.shizuoka.jp/ss/event/summer-festival.php

Aichi

Tahara Festival

September 19th, 20:00-21:30, hand fireworks 17:30-19:45

Tahara Culture Center, Tahara-shi, Aichi-ken; 15 mins walk from Mikawatahara station

Mie

Kumano Grand Fireworks Festival

August 17th, 19:20-

Kinomoto Hichiri Mihama Beach, at Kumano-shi Station on the JR Kisei Line

http://tourismmiejapan.com/search/event.php?act=dtl&id=45

Shiga

Nagahama North Lake Biwa Fireworks Display

August 5th, 19:30-20:45

Nagahama Harbor, Nagahama-shi, Shiga-ken; 10 mins walk from Nagahama station

http://www.nagahamashi.org/news/hanabi2010.html

Kyoto

Kameoka Peace Festival Hodzugawa Fireworks Festival

August 7th, 20:00-21:00

Hodzugawa Oohashi Bridge, Hodzu-machi, Kameoka-shi, Kyoto-fu; 15 mins walk from Kameoka station

Wakayama

Shirahama Bathing Beach

August 10th, 20.00-

Shirahama Beach, Shirahama, access via JR Shirahama bus

http://hanabi.walkerplus.com/irahama

Osaka

PL Fireworks

August 1st, 19.45-20.45

Church of Perfect Liberty, Osaka, access via Kintetsu Railway, Tondabayashi

Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival

August 7th

Yodo River Yodogawa-ku Osaka-city, Osaka, 15 min walk from JR Tsukamoto Station

http://www.yodohanabi.com/

Nara

Yamato Summer Festival

August 7th, 20:00-20:30

Kyujo Park Grounds, Kyujo-machi, Yamato, Yama-shi, Nara-ken; 20 mins walk from Kyujo station

http://www.yamato-koriyama.com/seinenbu/

Uda Haibara Fireworks Festival

August 4th, 19:30-21:00

Uda River, Shimoidani-Sasagaku, Haibara ward, Uda-shi, Nara-ken; 3 mins walk from Haibara station

http://www.city.uda.nara.jp/05/index.html#7

Hyogo

None submitted.

Shimane

Gounogawa Festival Fireworks Display

August 16th, 20:10-21:00

Mouth of Gonogawa River vicinity, Gotsu-cho, Gotsu-shi; 3 mins walk from Gotsu station

Kute Harbor Fireworks Display

August 4th, 20:00-21:00

Kute coast, Oda-shi, Shimane-ken; five minutes’ walk from Kute station

Matsue Suigousai Fireworks

July 31st, 20:00-20:30 and August 1st, 20:00-21:00

East bank of Lake Shinji, Matsue-shi; 15 mins walk from Matsue station

Tottori

37th Yonago Gaina Matsuri Gaina Fireworks Display

August 8th, 20:00-20:45

Yonago Minatoyama Park, Nishi-cho, Yonago-shi; 20 mins walk from Yonago station

Hokuei Sakyu Festival

August 22nd, 20:00-21:00

Hokujo Camp Grounds, Tai, Kita-eimachi, Tohaku; 5 mins walk from Yura station

Kurayoshi Utsubuki Matsuri Fireworks

August 8th, 20:30-21:00

Kurayoshi Oohashi Bridge, Mirukacho, Kurayoshi-shi;5 mins bus ride from Kurayoshi station, get off at Sogojimusho-mae

http://www.apionet.or.jp/kankou/html/event/utsubukimatsuri/index.html

Yamaguchi

39th Toyoura Summer Festival Fireworks Display

August 7th, 21:00-21:30

Toyoura Sogo-shisho event venue vicinity, Toyoura-cho, Shimonoseki-shi; 3 mins walk from Kawatana Onsen station

Okayama

Ihara Fireworks Display

August 8th, 20:00-21:00

Showa Bridge, Ihara-shi; 25 minutes’ walk from Ihara station

http://www.ibarakankou.jp/data/DB009/DB009.html#event1

Hiroshima

Miyajima fireworks

August 14th, 19.50-20.50

Off shore from the Miyajima Tori Gate

http://www.miyajima.or.jp/english/event/event_hanabi.html

Onomichi Sumiyoshi Fireworks festival

August 7th, 19.30-21.30

Sumikoshi Shrine at Dojo 2-chome, Onomichi City, 10 mins walk from Onomichi Station

http://onomichi-cci.or.jp/hanabi/

Tokushima

Noryo Fireworks Festival

August 7th, 20.00-21.00

Near the Culture Center along the Muya River in Muya Town, Naruto City, 15 mins walk from Naruto Station, JR Naruto Line

Kagawa

Shodoshima Festival

August 15th, 20.30-21.00 (festival from 18.00)

Uchikai Sports Park, Izumo, Shodoshima Town, Shodo-gun, 20 mins walk from Kusakabe Port

http://www.town.shodoshima.lg.jp/olive_station/event.html

Marugame Basara Fireworks Festival

August 21st, 20.15-21.00

Marugame Port, Marugame City, next to Marugame Station, JR Yosan Line

http://www.marugame-yeg.jp/basara/

45th Annual Sanuki Takamatsu Festival “Don Don Takamatsu”

August 13th, 20.00-21.00

Sunport Takamatsu, Takamatsu City, 3 mins walk from Takamatsu Station, JR Yosan Line

http://www.city.takamatsu.kagawa.jp/kankou/45summer/fire/fire.html

Kochi

6th Annual Shimanto Fireworks Festival – Shimanto Residents Festival

August 28th, 20.30-21.00

Red bridge on the Shimanto river, Shimato City, 20 mins walk from Nakamura station http://www.shimanto-kankou.com/doc/hanabi/H22/22.html

Ehime

Onmaku Fireworks, Joyful Soul

August 8th 20.30-21.00

Imabari harbor breakwater, Imabari City, 10 mins walk from Imabari station

http://www.onmaku.jp/index.html

Saikai Sea Park Festival Fireworks

August 16th, 20.30-21.00

Funakoshi Bay, Aina Machi, Minamiuwa, take bus bound for Sumo Eigyojo 1 hour 10 minutes from Uwajima station, change to bus bound for Mushadomari at Misho and get off at Funakoshi in about 30 minutes

Fukuoka

Chikugo-gawa Hanabi Taikai

August 5th, 19.40-21.10

Chikugo Riverbank, 10 mins walk from JR Kurume Station

http://www.kurume-matsuri.info/fire.html

Saga

Saga City Sakae no Kuni Matsuri

July 31st, 15.00-22.00

Saga City, Eki dori, near the Chuo post office.

http://www.city.saga.lg.jp/contents.jsp?id=24047

Nagasaki

Hirado Fireworks Festival – Hirado Nanpu Yokazenin Festival “Natsu no Jin”

August 7th, 20:30-21:30

Koryu Hiroba, Hirado Harbor, Hirado, take Hirado Sankyo bound bus 15 mins to last stop from Hiradoguchi station

http://www.city.hirado.nagasaki.jp/english/

18th Shimahara Onsen Gamadasu Fireworks Display

August 30th, 20.30-21.30

Shimahara Outer Harbor, Shimahara, Nagasaki-shi, 5 mins walk from Shimahara Gaikou station

http://www.shimabaraonsen.com/matsuri/index.html#hanabi

Kumamoto

Riehoku Jatto Matsuri

August 7th, 20:30-21:00

Tomioka Harbor Ferry Terminal, Reihoku-machi, take bus for Tomioka Harbor from Hondo Bus Centre to final stop, about 1 hour

http://kankou.reihoku-kumamoto.jp/event/07_01.htm

The 23rd Yatsushiro National Fireworks Festival

October 16th

Yatsushiri, Kumamoto

http://hanabi.gorotto.com/

Hi no Kuni Matsuri Hanabi

August 6th, 20.00-

Kumamoto City

Yamaga Toro Matsuri Fireworks

August 15th,

Yamaga, Kumamoto

http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/indepth/history/traditionalevents/a47_fes_yamaga.html

Oita

32nd Yufushi Hasama Fireworks Display

August 21st 20:30-21:15

Nakasuga grounds, Hasama, Yufu City, 1 mins walk from Mukainohara station

http://hasama.oita-shokokai.or.jp/hanabi/index.html

Saikibansho Fire Festival Thanksgiving Fireworks Festival

August 7th, 20.00-21.00

Saiki bridge vicinity, Ikefune Sports Park, Saiki-shi, 10 mins from Otemae bus terminal, 5 mins from Saiki station by Otemae bound bus

Miyazaki

Summer Festival in Hitotsusegawa

August 22nd, 20.00-21.00

The riverbed of the Hitotsuse River in Sadowara Town

http://www.gurunet-miyazaki.com/topics/maturi/SummerFsetHitosse/summerfesthitosse.htm

Summer Evening Fireworks in Kadogawa

August 29th, 20.00-21.00

Iorigawa Fishing Port

For more information, please contact Miyazaki AJET at

Kagoshima

Kagoshima Kinko Bay Night Fireworks Festival

August 21st, festival starts at noon

Dolphin Port, Kagoshima City

http://www.jalan.net/jalan/doc/theme/hanabi/46_hanabi21.html

Summer Festival in Hitotsuse 2010

August 21st, 20:00-21:00

Near the Hinata Bridge, Shimotajima-hitotsusegawa, Sadowara-cho, Miyazaki-shi

The 10th Annual Memorial Kagoshima Bay Summer Night Fireworks Festival

August 21st 19:30 – 20:40

Kagoshima-ken, Kaoshima-shi, Kagoshima harbor

The 52nd Sendaigawa Fireworks Festival

August 16th 19:40 ~ 21:40

Near the Kaido Bridge, Nishikaimon-cho, Satsuma-sendai-shi

Okinawa

Rizanseaback Beach OH! Fireworks Festival

August 7th & 14th 21:00-

Tancha-496, Onna-son, Nigami-gun, 1hr 10min from Naha Airport by taxi, head towards Ona-son on 58 via 73 off of Ishikawa IC