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!
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.
Iwai-gawa Kawabiraki Fireworks Competition
Approx. 5 min. walk from Ichinoseki Sta.
Omagari Hanabi National Fireworks Competition
Approx. 25 min. walk from Omagari Sta.
Sendai Tanabata Fireworks Festival © Junior Chamber International Sendai
Approx. 30 min. walk from Sendai Sta.
Yamagata Fireworks Competition
Take the temporary shuttle bus from Yamagata Sta.
Nagaoka Festival and Fireworks Competition
Approx. 20 min. walk from Nagaoka Sta.
Suwa Lake Fireworks Festival © NPTA
Approx. 10 min. walk from Kami-Suwa Sta.
Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition © Tsuchiura city
Approx. 25 min. walk from Tsuchiura Sta.
Oyama Summer Festival
Approx. 5 min. walk from Oyama Sta.
Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival © Sumida-ku
Approx. 10 min. walk from Asakusa Sta.
Edogawa-ku Fireworks Competition
Approx. 25 min. walk from Koiwa Sta.
More great summer events in Japan! A selection of great festivals in Eastern Japan that should not be missed.
As of June 2018.