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2021 Fireworks Festivals in Japan

2021 Fireworks Festivals in Japan

One of the most characteristic things about summer in Japan are the hanabi taikai (fireworks festivals) held throughout the country. After a quiet 2020 summer, events are back with a bang in 2021. Here are several fireworks festivals happening this summer. Be sure to check beforehand as events may get cancelled or postponed.

Editor’s Note: The situation regarding COVID-19 is changing daily. We encourage readers to follow local guidelines for stopping the spread of COVID-19 and practicing social distancing, mask wearing and other safety measures where required. Participating in races and events is solely each individuals decision. 

July 22-25: Lake Rindo Fireworks, Tochigi

July 30, Aug. 5, 9, 18, 22, 27: Atami Summer Fireworks, Shizuoka

Aug. 1: Tsuyama Noryou Gongo Festival, Okayama

Aug. 14: Oto-to-Hikari Symphony Twin Rink Motegi Fireworks, Tochigi

Aug. 14: 42nd Yamagata Fireworks, Yamagata

Aug. 21: Yugawara Onsen Fireworks, Kanagawa

Aug. 28: 94th National Fireworks Contest “Omagari no Hanabi,” Akita

Sept. 4: Takasaki Fireworks, Gunma

Sept. 17: Nagahama and Northern Lake Biwa Fireworks, Shiga

Sept. 25: Hachioji Fireworks, Tokyo

Sept. 26: Toyota Oiden Fireworks, Aichi 

Oct. 3: Minogo Furusato Fireworks, Gunma

Oct. 8-9: Ichikawa Misato Furusato Summer Festival, Yamanashi

Oct. 9: Saiki Jinmu Fire Festival, Oita

Oct. 10: 39th Gamagori Fireworks, Aichi

Oct. 23: Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival, Tokyo 

Oct. 23: Sodegaura Citizen’s Summer Festival, Chiba

Oct. 30: 43rd Urasoe Tedako Festival, Okinawa

Nov. 6: 90th Tsuchiura National Fireworks, Ibaraki

Nov. 16: 68th Todabashi Fireworks, Saitama

2021 Fireworks Festivals in Japan

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