A summer in Japan doesn’t end without fireworks. Fireworks festivals are staple events throughout the nation during the summertime. Here’s the list.
2018 Nabari River Fireworks Festival
Sat, July 28, 7:50 pm to 9:00 pm
Sun, July 29, 7:50 pm to 9:00 pm
Sat, November 24, 7:00 pm to 7:40 pm
It was announced that the festival in July had been canceled due to Typhoon #12 (Typhoon Jongdari) . It is postponed to November 24th.
It is the 4th most popular fireworks festivals out of 16 in Mie prefecture*. 2,500 fireworks will be set off over the river that runs through Nabari city.
Venue: 15 minute walk from the west exit of Nabari Station of Kintetsu Railway
Link: Nabari Tourism Association (Japanese)
The 61st Uda City Haibara Fireworks Festival
Sun, August 5, from 7:30 pm
This is one of the biggest fireworks festivals in Nara Prefecture. Because of its mountainous location, the sounds echo through the surrounding mountains, which makes the fireworks more breathtaking.
Veune: Haibara Friend Park, within a walking distance of Kintetsu Haibara Station
Links: Official website (Japanese)
The 23rd Soni Village Summer Festival
Tue, August 14, 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
At this festival in Soni village, you will be able to watch the fireworks very close to you. Enjoy the dynamic “fire flowers” displayed in the summer night sky. The fireworks is a part of the summer festival, which will be from 3 pm to 8:30 pm.
Venue: Near Soni Fureai Hall
The 35th Mitsue Village Summer Festival
Wed, August 15, 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
At the festival in the midst of a beautiful nature, watch the fireworks bloom in the night sky in front of you. The festival itself starts at 4 pm.
Venue: Near Himeshi Hot Spring (Himeshi no Yu)