|Dates and times||Thursday, August 2 to Friday, August 3, 2012: 7:25 p.m. to 9:10 p.m.|
|Location||Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture – on the banks of the Shinano-gawa River below the Chosei-bashi Bridge|
|Admission||No admission fee (some paid seating is available)|
|Number of fireworks||Approx. 20,000 (over two days)|
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The summer night sky is lit up in great beauty during the fireworks competition. Spreading over some 1.7 kilometers, the fireworks include 100 ball-shaped pieces that are launched in the Kome Hyappyo display, one of the many great spectacles to see. Over the course of the great two-day event, some 20,000 fireworks in many different shapes and sizes are launched into the night sky.
Use the JR East Pass to enjoy the Nagaoka Festival and Fireworks Competition at great savings.