Summer – Fireworks Special Feature – Come see the fireworks competitions in Eastern Japan!

Japan's fireworks are a point of pride. In every area of the country, fireworks competitions are held throughout the summer months and are well worth seeing. Home to the "three great fireworks competitions of Japan," the Eastern Japan area is particularly worth visiting to see the creations of the highly skilled pyrotechnicians.

Jump on the train and create some great memories of fireworks in the summer skies!

Fireworks Map

We have put together information on fireworks competitions throughout Eastern Japan. The specific pages show some of the best places to see fireworks and how to get there.

Fireworks Map Suwako Festival Fireworks Show – Nagano Prefecture Edogawa-ku Fireworks Competition – TokyoTsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition – Ibaraki Prefecture Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival – Tokyo Nagaoka Festival and Fireworks Competition – Niigata Prefecture Iwai-gawa Kawabiraki Fireworks Competition – Iwate Prefecture Omagari National Fireworks Competition – Akita Prefecture Sendai Tanabata Fireworks Festival – Miyagi Prefecture Oyama Summer Festival – Tochigi Prefecture Yamagata Fireworks Competition – Yamagata Prefecture

If you're going to the fireworks festivals in the Eastern Japan area, the JR EAST PASS is a great deal for unlimited rides on JR East's Shinkansen and limited express trains. Get yours today!


  • JR EAST PASSES can be purchased and exchanged at Narita and Haneda Airports.
  • Advance purchases can be made online as well.


The JR TOKYO Wide Pass is a great deal for going to the fireworks competitions in the Kanto area. Get yours today!

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

  • For 10,000 yen, this pass allows three consecutive days of unlimited rides with reserved seating on Shinkansen and limited express trains.
  • Also valid for rides from Narita and Haneda Airports, the JR TOKYO Wide Pass is perfect for travel.

JR TOKYO Wide Pass


More great summer events in Japan! A selection of great festivals in Eastern Japan that should not be missed.

Summer-Special Feature: Festivals

As of June 2015.