We’ve told you before why you should visit Japan in the summer, and one of the main reasons is the huge fireworks display in Japan, which usually takes place in the summer.
If you’ve been there once, you know how dazzling and incredible fireworks are in Japan. You will be amazed by the number and scale of the fireworks that light up the dark sky.
Depending on the individual festival, some fireworks displays can last up to two hours! These events are usually divided into several sections, which include announcements, offerings and information from the sponsors.
Here are eight summer fireworks displays taking place in Japan this year. Tickets are required for most fireworks festivals, and some offer guaranteed seating. This means you don’t have to bring your own chairs or picnic mat, and you don’t have to stand throughout the show. So, if you want a beautiful and comfortable fireworks viewing scene, be sure to book tickets as early as possible.
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1. Atami Fireworks Display
The festival began in 1952 and is the only festival on this list that takes place not just in the summer but year-round. About 5,000 fireworks are expected to be set off.
Location: Atami Bay, Shizuoka Prefecture
Time: July 28th and August 5th, 8th, 18th, 22nd, 25th
Time: 8:20pm to 8:45pm
Kamakura and Atami Fireworks Parade Day Tour S$140.92 (Original price S$176.15)
Atami Fireworks Festival and Mount Omuro Day Tour (S$84.55)
Atami Ocean Fireworks Festival, Fuji Safari Park, Gotemba Outlet S$93.95
Atami Fireworks Festival and Mt. Izu Omuro Day Tour (From Tokyo) S$83.55
2. Kashiwazaki Fireworks Display
One of the three major firework festivals in Echigo, Niigata Prefecture, representing the seaside fireworks festival. The Kashiwazaki Fireworks Festival is traditionally held on July 26th every year. About 15,000 fireworks are expected to be set off.
Location: Kashiwazaki Beach, Niigata Prefecture
Time: July 26
Time: 7:30pm to 9:10pm
Kashiwazaki Fireworks Festival 2 Days Tour from S$253.65
3. Nagaoka Fireworks Display
One of the three major firework festivals in Echigo, Niigata Prefecture, represented by riverside fireworks. The Nagaoka Fireworks Festival is traditionally held on August 2-3 every year. About 20,000 fireworks will be set off over the two days.
Location: Shinano River, Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture
Time: August 2nd and 3rd
Time: 7:20pm to 9:10pm
Nagaoka Matsuri Fireworks Festival 2 Days 1 Night Tour for only S$468.79
4. Kataka Fireworks Display
One of the three major fireworks festivals in Echigo, Niigata Prefecture, representing the fireworks festivals in the mountains. The Katakai Fireworks Festival is traditionally held on September 9-10 every year. Some 15,000 fireworks will be set off during the two-day festival.
Location: Katagai City, Niigata Prefecture
Time: September 9th, September 10th
Time: 7:30pm to 10:20pm
Kataba Fireworks Festival 2-Day Tour (S$244.26)
5. Huis Ten Bosch Kyushu Ichi Fireworks Display
Known as the largest fireworks display in Kyushu, this year is the tenth time it has been held. About 22,000 fireworks are expected to be set off.
Location: Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki
Time: October 7
Time: 6:45pm to 8:30pm
Huis Ten Bosch Kyushu Large Fireworks Festival at S$142.80
2023 Kyushu One-day Fireworks Festival Tour (from Fukuoka) S$142.89
6. Lake Biwa Fireworks Display
Approximately 10,000 fireworks will light up the waters of Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake.
Location: Lake Biwa, Shiga Prefecture
Time: August 8
Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Biwako Fireworks Festival “Biwako Hall Lakeside Area” S$42.28
7. Shirahama Fireworks Display
The biggest firework display will take place on August 10th when some 3,500 fireworks will light up the sky. Other dates will feature smaller fireworks displays, with approximately 800 fireworks expected to be set off.
Location: Shirahama Beach, Wakayama Prefecture
Time: July 16, 23, 30 and August 10, 20, 27
Time: 8:10pm to 8:25pm (August 10th to 8:40pm)
Wakayama Shirahama Fireworks Festival 1-Day Tour (S$64.18)
8. Sumida River Fireworks Display
This is the most popular fireworks festival in Tokyo and attracts huge crowds. About 20,000 fireworks will be set off.
Location: Sumida River, Tokyo
Time: July 29
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
Sumida River Fireworks Festival Viewing Cruise from S$375.78
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