Summer – Fireworks Special Feature

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

Koshinetsu Region – Fireworks Competitions

Nagaoka Festival and Fireworks CompetitionNiigata Prefecture

Nagaoka Festival and Fireworks Competition – Niigata Prefecture

Dates and times Thursday, August 2 and Friday, August 3, 2018
7:20 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Admission Paid seating is available
Number of fireworks Approx. 20,000 (over two days)
Location Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture – on the banks of the Shinano-gawa River below the Chosei-bashi Bridge
Places to see nearby

Major points of note

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.

Passes we recommend to get to this spot

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

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Suwa Lake Fireworks FestivalNagano Prefecture

Suwa Lake Fireworks Festival – Nagano Prefecture© NPTA

Dates and times Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Starting 7:00 p.m. (the event will proceed in the case of rain)
Admission Paid seating is available
Number of fireworks Approx. 40,000
Location Over Lake Suwa, Suwa, Nagano Prefecture
Places to see nearby

Major points of note

In terms of both the number of fireworks and the scale of the show, this is one of the greatest pyrotechnic shows in Japan. People throng to view this event, a dramatic show that includes the likes of the spectacular water Star Mine and the Niagara—a phenomenal firework extending two kilometers in width. With mountains surrounding Lake Suwa on all sides, the fireworks resound deeply and onlookers can even physically feel the reverberations, truly an amazing experience.

Getting there

Location
Location – Suwa Lake Fireworks Festival

Passes we recommend to get to this spot

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

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As of June 2018.