Upcoming fireworks displays in Japan

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Upcoming fireworks displays in Japan

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published: August 02, 2018

August

NISHIKI RIVER FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Yamaguchi prefecture): Aug. 4, 8-9:30 p.m.; 6,000 fireworks display near Kintai Bridge; 20-minute bus ride from JR Iwakuni Station; 0827-41-2037.

SEIBU AMUSEMENT PARK FIREWORK DISPLAY (Saitama prefecture): Aug. 4-5, and Aug. 11-12, 7:45-8:15 p.m.; about 2,000 fireworks will be displayed at Seibu Amusement Park; Seibu Yuenchi Station, Seibu Line; 1,200 yen adult, 600 yen children, if you want to view at a beer hall, call 04-2922-1371 for a reservation.
 
TOBU ZOO FIREWORKS ILLUSION (Saitama prefecture): Aug. 4, 11 & 18, 7:30-7:50 p.m.; 2,000 fireworks display at Tobu Zoo; free; 10-minute walk from Tobu Zoo Station on Tobu Line; 0480-93-1200.

AGEO FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Saitama prefecture): Aug. 4, 7 p.m., 10,000 fireworks near the Riverside Phoenix Golf Club course; shuttle bus available from JR Ageo Station on Takasaki Line; 048-775-5917.
    
BOFU TENMANGU - FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Yamaguchi prefecture): Aug. 5,  8:30-9:15 p.m.; 4,000 fireworks display at Bofu Tenmangu Shrine, Bofu city; 15-minute walk from JR Bofu Station Tenjin Exit or 10-minute ride from Bofu-nishi IC on Sanyo Express; 0835-23-7700.

IWAKI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Fukushima prefecture): Aug. 4, 7-9 p.m., 12,000 fireworks display at Onahama Aqua Marine Park; 15-minute bus ride from JR Izumi Station; 0246-53-5677.
 
KAWAGUCHIKO KOJO FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Yamanashi prefecture): Aug. 4, 8-8:15 p.m., Aug. 5, 7:45-9 p.m.;10,000 fireworks on Lake Kawaguchi with "Hanabi (firework) Illusion" - spectacular show of music and fireworks, and "Niagara Fall Fireworks"; 75-minute drive from Shinjuku on Chuo Express; Kawaguchiko Town Sight-seeing Bureau; 0555-72-2460.
 
ODAWARA SAKAWAGAWA RIVER FIREWORKS (Kanagawa prefecture): Aug. 4, 7:10-8 p.m., about 10,000 fireworks will be displayed beside the Sakawagawa River; 15-minute walk from JR Kamonomiya Station on Tokaido-Line; 0465-22-5002.
 
ATSUGI AYU (SWEETFISH) FESTIVAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Kanagawa prefecture): Aug. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks during the Atsugi Ayu (sweetfish) Festival by Sagami River. Festival is Aug. 4-5; 15-minute walk from Hon-Atsugi Station, Odakyu Line; 046-295-5496.
 
SOUTHERN BEACH CHIGASAKI FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Kanagawa prefecture): Aug. 4, 7:30-8:20 p.m.; 3,000 fireworks along the coast of Southern Beach Chigasaki; 20-minute walk from Chigasaki Station, JR Tokaido Line; 0467-82-1111.
 
AKISHIMA CITY KUJIRA FESTIVAL FIREWORK DISPLAY (Western Tokyo): Aug. 4, 8-8:30 p.m.; 2,340 fireworks at Akishima Showa Park Athletics Stadium as a highlight of the Akishima Kujira (whale) festival; Kujira parade at 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 5 starting at JR Akishima Station to Showa Park, also dance contest scheduled at Showa Park; the stadium is a five-minute walk from Higashi Nakagami Station, JR Ome Line; 042-543-8186.
 
TAKASAKI FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Gunma prefecture): Aug. 4, 7:40-8:30 p.m.; about 15,000 fireworks at Karasugawa Wadabashi (upper reaches) riverside; 20-minute walk from JR Takasaki Station east exit; 027-330-5333.
 
OME FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Western Tokyo): Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.; about 4,001 fireworks will be displayed at Nagayama Park; designated seats of 1,000-5,000 yen available; 10-minute walk from JR Ome Station; 0428-24-2481.
 
YOKOSUKA KAIKOKU FESTIVAL FIREWORK DISPLAY (Kanagawa prefecture): Aug. 4, 7:15-7:45 p.m.; 5,000 fireworks will be displayed as a finale of Yokosuka Kaikoku (port opening); Off Umikaze Park; 15-minute walk from Yokosuka Chuo Station, Keikyu Line; 046-822-8301.
 
MATSUDO FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 4, 7:15-8:20 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display at Edogawa River; 15-minute walk from JR & Shin Keisei Dentestu Matsudo Station; 047-366-7327.
   
ITABASHI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Aug. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.; 12,000 fireworks beside the Arakawa River (south side of a river), 1968ft. wide of "Niagara Fall Fireworks” at finale, along with Todabashi Fireworks display on the other side of the river; 20-minute walk from Ukima Funado Station on JR Saikyo Line; 03-3579-2255.
   
EDOGAWA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Aug. 4, 7:15-8:30 p.m.; 14,000 fireworks beside the Edogawa River; 15-minute walk from JR Koiwa Station on Sobu Line or Shinozaki Station on Toei Shinjuku Line; 03-5662-0523.
 
ASHIKAGA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Tochigi prefecture): Aug. 4, 7-8:45 p.m.; 20,000 fireworks display along the Watarase River, lower reaches from Tanakabashi (bridge); five-minute walk from JR Ashikaga Station (South Exit); 0284-21-1354.
   
ICHIKAWA CITY FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 4, 7:15-8:30 p.m., 14,000 fireworks beside Arakawa River; 15-minute walk from JR Ichikawa Station on Sobu Line or 20-minute walk from Keisei Dentetsu Kokufu Station; 6,000 yen designated seats, 6,000 yen for a person-seat, 10,000 yen a couple, 18,000 yen for four person;  047-711-1142.
 
SAKURA CITY FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 4, 7-8:30 p.m., 16,000 fireworks at Sakura Furusato Hiroba, 2714, Usuida, Sakura city; 30-minute walk from Usui Station on Keisei Line; 043-486-6000.
 
TEGANUMA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 4, 7:10-8:30 p.m.; 13,500 fireworks display at Teganuma basin areas; 25-minute walk from JR Kita Kashiwa Station on Joban Line; 04-7162-3325.
 
ASAKA SAIKASAI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Saitama prefecture): Aug. 4, 7:15-8:15 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display at Asaka Chuo Koen; five-minute walk from Asaka Station on Tobu Tojo Line; 048-463-2645.  

SAKATA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Yamagata prefecture): Aug. 4, 7:30-9 p.m.; 12,000 fireworks display at Mogamigawa Koen; 10-minute ride from JR Sakata Station or shuttle bus from JR Sakata Station; 0234-24-2233.
 
CHOSHI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 4, 7:30-9 p.m.; 6,000 fireworks display at Tone Riverside; 10-minute walk from JR Choshi Station; 0479-24-8932.
 
KOGA FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Ibaraki prefecture): Aug. 4, 7:20-8:40 p.m., 20,000 fireworks display at Koga Golf Links (shore of Lake Watarase); 20-minute walk from JR Koga Station or five-minute walk from Shin Koga Station on Tobu Line; 0280-92-3111.
 
SASEBO SEASIDE FESTIVAL (Nagasaki prefecture): Aug. 4, 8:30-9:15 p.m.; 3,000 fireworks display at Sasebo Station Minato-guchi Hiroba; one-minute walk from JR Sasebo Station; 0956-46-6855.
 
SENDAI FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Miyagi prefecture): Aug. 5, 7-8:30 p.m.; 16,000 fireworks at Sendai Nishi Koen Areas, 10-minute walk from Kotoudai Koen Station (subway)/12-minute walk from Hirose-dori Station (subway); 022-222-9788.
 
HIRADO I PORT FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Nagasaki prefecture): Aug. 5, 8:30-9:15 p.m.; 2,000 fireworks display at Hirado Port Koryu Hiroba; 15-minute bus ride from Hirado-guchi Station on Matsuura Railways and get off at Hirado Sanbashi (pier) Bus Stop; 0950-22-4111.
   
SHINSHU UEDA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Nagano prefecture): Aug. 5, 7-8:30 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display along the River Chikuma (lower reaches of Togida Shinbashi); five-minute walk from JR Ueda Station; 0268-22-4500.
 
AOMORI NEBUTA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Aomori prefecture): Aug. 7, 7:15-9 p.m.; 11,000 fireworks display at Aomori Port; 10-minute walk from JR Aomori-higashi Station on Aoi-mori Tetsudo; 017-739-1249.
   
CHIKUMA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Nagano prefecture): Aug. 7, 7:30-9 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display along the River Chikuma between Taisho-bashi and Manyo-bashi); 15-minute walk from Tokura Station on Shinano Railways; 026-276-4548.
 
OSHINOHAKKAI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Yamanashi prefecture): Aug. 8, 8:15-9 p.m.; 8,888 fireworks display at Oshino Junior High School’s playground; 25-minute bus ride from Fuji Station on Fuji Express bound for Uchino to Oshino village’s office-mae; 0555-84-7794.
    
TATEYAMA FIREWORKS (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 8, 7:30-8:45 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks along with flamenco performances; three-minute walk from Tateyama Station, JR Uchibo Line; 0470-22-8330.  

MIURA BEACH FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Kanagawa prefecture): Aug. 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; 3,000 fireworks; Miura Beach, three-minute walk from Miura Kaigan Station, Keikyu Line; 046-888-0588.
 
ICHIKAWA MISATO SHINMEI FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Yamanashi prefecture): Aug. 7, 7:15-9 p.m., about 20,000 fireworks display at the riverside of Fuefuki River, between Sangun-bashi (bridge) and Fujikawa-bashi; 10-minute walk from JR Ishikawa Daimon Station or 20-minute ride from Kofu-minami I.C. on Chuo Exress; 055-272-1101.

ANJIN FESTIVAL OCEANIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Itoh, Shizuoka prefecture): Aug. 10, 8-9 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks will be launched at six different locations in the ocean; five-minute walk from Itoh Station, JR Itoh Line; 0557-37-6105.
 
HANABI WORLD CUP IN HUIS TEN BOSCH: (Nagasaki prefecture): Aug. 11, 12 and 25, 8:40-9 p.m.; qualifying rounds of Hanabi World Cup, featuring fireworks by masters from U.S., Russia and Greek; Huis Ten Bosch; 0570-064-110; http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/.
 
MORIOKA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Iwate prefecture): Aug. 11, 7:25-8:30 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display along the River Kitakami (lower beaches of Tonan Ohashi); 50-minute walk from JR Iwate Iioka Station or shuttle bus available from JR Iwate Iioka Station (200 yen); 019-638-3399.
 
IZU OSHIMA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Aug. 11, 9-9:30 p.m.; 1,000 fireworks display at Oshima Motomachi Port; one-hour and 45 minute speed ferry ride from Takehashi Pier, Tokyo; 04992-2-3791.
 
HACHIJOJIMA ISLAND FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Aug. 11, 8:10-8:50 p.m.;  600 fireworks display at Sokoda Port; 10-hour ferry ride from Takeshiba Pier, Tokyo; 04996-2-1125.
 
JOSO THE RIVER KINUGAWA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Ibaraki prefecture): Aug. 11, 6:45-8:40 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display at Hashimoto Undo Koen and beside the River Kinugawa; 15-minute walk from Mitsukaido Station on Kanto Tetsudo; 0297-22-2121.
 
SHUTO FIREWORK FESTIVAL (Yamaguchi prefecture): Aug. 12, 8-9 p.m.; 2,000 fireworks display along the riverside of Shimadagawa Tenjin; 10-minute walk from JR Suotakamori Station on Gantoku Line or 10-minute ride from Kuga I.C. on Sanyo Express; 0827-84-0183.
 
AKITA CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL – FIREWORKS DISPPLAY (Akita prefecture): Aug. 11, 7:30-9 p.m.; 8,000 fireworks display, including fireworks produced by local middle school students at Omori Riverside; 15-minute walk from JR Araya Station; 018-888-8080.
 
MAEBASHI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Gunma prefecture): Aug. 11, 7:20-8:40 p.m., 15,000 fireworks beside the Tone River Owataribashi Nanpoku Kasen Ryokuchi (east side of a river), 1312ft. wide of "Niagara Fall Fireworks” at finale; five-minute walk from Iwagami Elementary School-mae bus stop after taking a bus from JR Maebashi Station on Ryomon Line; 027-234-5108.
 
UTSUNOMIYA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Tochigi prefecture): Aug. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 30,000 fireworks beside the Kinugawa River;  five-minute walk from Yanagida Garage bus stop after taking a bus from JR Utsunomiya Station on Tohoku Line, also parking lots for 4,000 vehicles available nearby; 028-600-3980.
 
KUMAGAYA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Saitama prefecture): Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m., 10,000 fireworks beside Arakawa River (the lower reaches of Arakawa Ohashi);  five-minute walk from JR Kumagaya Station south exit or parking lots available nearby (1,000 yen per day); 048-524-1111.
 
ASIA PORT FESTIVAL IN KANMON STRAITS (Yamaguchi prefecture): Aug. 13, 7:50-8:40 p.m.; 15,000 fireworks display at Shimonoseki East Port Area; 20-minute walk from JR Shimonoseki Station East Exit; 083-223-2001.
 
TOWADA CITY FIREWORK DISPLAY (Aomori prefecture): Aug. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.; about 3,000 firework display at Towada Track and Field Stadium; 23-minute ride from JR Shichinohe-Towada Station on Tohoku Express; 0176-24-3006.
 
TWIN RING FIREWORK FESTIVAL (Tochigi prefecture): Aug. 14, 7 p.m., 14,000 fireworks and music along with various motor sports events at Twin Ring Motegi Speesway; 80-minute drive from Utsunomiya IC on Tohoku Express; 60-minute drive from Kanuma IC on Tohoku Express; 33-minute drive from Mito IC on Jyobai Express; 0268-64-0080; www.twinring.jp/english/.
 
OGA NIHONKAI FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Akita prefecture): Aug. 14, 7:30-9 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display at OGA Marine Park, five-minute walk from JR Oga Station or 30-minute ride from Showa Oga Hanto I.C. on Akita Express; 0185-24-9142.
 
YAMAGATA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Yamagata prefecture): Aug. 14, 7-9 p.m.; 15,000 fireworks display along the River Sukawa between Sorita-bashi and Iitsuka-bashi); shuttle bus available from JR Yamagata Station (500 yen); 023-632-8665.
 
KISARAZU FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 15, 7:10-8:30 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display at Nakanoshima Koen; 10-minute walk from JR Kisarazu Station on Uchibo Line; 2,000 yen designated seats; 0438-22-7711.

SUWAKO FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Nagano prefecture): Aug. 15, 7-9 p.m., 40,000 fireworks display including 1.25-mile width giant "Niagara Fall Fireworks" on Lake Suwako; eight-minute ride from Kami Suwa Station on JR Chuo-Line/15-minute ride from Suwako I.C. on Chuo-Express; 3,000 yen for adults, 1,500 yen for children; 0266-52-4141.
 
FUKUYAMA SUMMER FESTIVAL (Hiroshima prefecture): Aug. 15, 7:30-8:45 p.m.; 16,000 fireworks display at upper reaches of Ashidagawa Ohashi (bridge); shuttle bus available from JR Fukuyama Station or 20-minute ride from Fukuyama Higashi I.C. on Sanyo Express; 084-944-5515.
   
AKAGAWA FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Yamagata prefecture): Aug. 18, 7:15-9 p.m.; 12,000 fireworks display at the riverside of Asagawa River; 15-minute walk from JR Tsuruoka Station or 15-minute ride from Tsuruoka I.C. on Yamagata Express; 0235-64-0701.
 
SETODACHO SUMMER FESTIVAL (Hiroshima prefecture): Aug. 18, 8:30-9 p.m.; 3,000 fireworks display at Setoda Sunset Beach; 10-minute ride from Ikuchijima Minami I.C. on Shinanami Express; 0845-27-2008.
 
HACHINOHE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Aomori prefecture): Aug. 19, 7-9 p.m.; 5,000 fireworks display at Hachinohe Tatehana Fishery Port; 10-minute walk from JR Mutsuminato Station; 0178-41-1661.

ISAWA ONSEN FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Yamanashi prefecture): Through Aug. 19, 8:50-9 p.m. (Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sun.); 300 fireworks display along Fuefukigawa riverside is scheduled to have during ukai (cormorant fishing) season; 20-minute walk from JR Isawa Station on Chuo-Line/15-minute ride from Ichinomiyasaka I.C. on Chuo-Express; Fuefuki city sightseeing Federation; 055-261-2829.
   
TSUGARU FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Aomori prefecture): Aug. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.; 5,000 fireworks display at Hakucho Fureai Koen; 10-minute walk from JR Fujisaki Station or 20-minute ride from Owani Hirosaki I.C. on Tohoku Express; 0172-75-2370.
 
ISAWA ONSEN FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Yamanashi prefecture): Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display along Fuefukigawa riverside; 20-minute walk from JR Isawa Station on Chuo-Line/15-minute ride from Ichinomiyasaka I.C. on Chuo-Express; Fuefuki city sightseeing Federation; 055-261-2829.
 
JYOSOU KINUGAWA FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Ibaraki prefecture): Aug. 22, 6:45-8:40 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display at Hashimoto Undo Koen; 15-minute walk from Suikaido Station on Kanto Railway; 0297-23-9088.
 
SUKAGAWA CITY SHAKADOGAWA FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Fukushima prefecture): Aug. 25, 7-8:30 p.m.,10,000 fireworks display at Sukagawa Shimin Sports Hiroba; 10-minute walk from JR Sukagawa Station or 10-minute ride from Sukagawa I.C. on Tohoku Express; 0248-88-9144.
 
NAGAREYAMA FIREWORKS/MISATO FIREWORKS (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 25, 7-8:20 p.m., 14,000 fireworks by Nagareyama city and Misato city will be displayed beside Edogawa River; five-minute walk from Nagareyama Station & Heiwadai Station on Sobu Nagareyama Dentetsu; 04-7158-6111.
 
INASHIKI SUMMER FESTIVAL (Ibaraki prefecture): Aug. 25,  7-8:30 p.m.; 12,000 fireworks at Edosaki Sogo Undo Koen; 15-minute walk from Edosaki Bus Terminal after taking a bus from JR Tsuchiura Station on Joban Line; 029-892-2000.
   
MIYOSHI FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Hiroshima prefecture): Aug. 25, 7:30-9 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display at Inaricho Riverside Sportsground,Miyoshi city; 15-minute walk from JR Miyoshi Station or 15-minute ride from Miyoshi IC on Chugoku Express; 0824-63-9268.
 
MIYAJIMA UNDERWATER FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Hiroshima prefecture): Aug. 25, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; 5,000 fireworks display at Itsukushima Jinja Shrine; 6,000 yen (designated seats); six-minute walk from JR Miyajima Station or 23-minute ferry ride from Hiroshima Port; 0829-44-2011.
 
KANAZAWA MATSURI FIREWORKS (Kanagawa prefecture): Aug. 25, 7-8 p.m., 4,000 fireworks will be displayed at Kanazawa Umino Koen (Ocean Park); Hakkeijima Station on Kanazawa Seaside-Line; 045-788-7801.
 
AYASE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Kanagawa prefecture): Aug. 25, 7:30-8 p.m.; 2,500 fireworks, best viewing spots at Ayase City Hall South Square, Higashiyama Koen and Handy Home Center parking lot; 25-minute bus ride from JR Ebina Station; 0467-78-0606.
 
KAWAGOE FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Saitama prefecture): Aug. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; 7,800 fireworks at Aina Water Park; 25-minute walk from Kasahata Station on Kawagoe Line or 17-minute ride from Kawagoe IC on Kanetsu Express; 049-227-8233.
   
ALL JAPAN FIREWORKS COMPETITION (Akita prefecture): Aug. 25, 5:30-6:15 p.m., 6:50-9:30 p.m.; Japan’s one of the most prestigious fireworks display competed by 28 fireworks experts, featuring 18,000 fireworks display at the Omonogawa riverside near Omagari Bridge; 25-minute walk from JR Omagari Station; 0187-88-8073.
 
SAGAMIHARA FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Kanagawa prefecture): Aug. 25, 7-8:15 p.m.; about 8,000 fireworks will be displayed along Sagamigawa riverside; Kanachu Bus no. 53 for Suigo Tana from Fuchinobe or Kamimizo Station, JR Yokohama Line to Takadabashi bus stop; 042-769-8236.
 
KASHIMA CITY FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Ibaraki prefecture): Aug. 25, 7:30-9 p.m., 10,000 fireworks at the shore of Lake Kitaura, Ofunatsu, Kashima city;  25-minute walk from JR Kashima Jingu Station or free shuttle bus available from JR Kashima Jingu Station; 0299-82-7730.

TOKYO MIDTOWN LOVES SUMMER 2018: Through Aug. 26, 5-11 p.m.; featuring digital art of fireworks display created by light and mist over the gardens at Shibafu Hiroba, (grass open space); free; http://www.tokyo-midtown.com/en/.
 
SHIMABARA ONSEN (HOT SPA) FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Nagasaki prefecture): Aug. 30, 8:30-9:20 p.m.; 5,000 fireworks display at Shimabara Port; five-minute walk from Shimabara Gaiko Station on Shimabara Testudo; 0957-62-3986. 


September

ALL-JAPAN NEW FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Nagano prefecture): Sept. 1, 7-8:30 p.m., see rare and giant fireworks from skilled and veteran firework experts, about 18,000 fireworks on Lake Suwako; eight-minute ride from Kami Suwa Station on JR Chuo-Line/15-minute ride from Suwako I.C. on Chuo-Express; 3,000 yen adults, 1,500 yen children; 0266-52-2111.

NUMATA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Gunma prefecture): Sept. 8, 7-7:45 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks display at Numata-shi Sogo Undo Koen; 10-minute walk from Sarugakyo Bus Stop after taking a Kanto Kotsu bus from JR Numata Station on Joetsu Line or 25-minute walk from JR Numata Station; 0287-23-2111.
 
KATAKAI FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Niigata prefecture):  Sept. 9-10, 7:30-10:20 p.m.; 15,000 fireworks display at Asahara Shrine; five-minute walk from Ninomachi bus stop after taking a bus from JR Nagaoka Station/15-minute ride from Ojiya I.C. on Kanetsu Express; 0258-84-3900.
   
ISESAKI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Gunma prefecture): Sept. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 10,000 fireworks display at Seibu Koen, Isesaki Auto Race Track, along the Hirose Riverside, 20-minute walk from JR Isesaki Station; 0270-23-5111.
 
THE 6TH KYUSHU NO. 1 FIREWORKS CONTEST IN HUIS TEN BOSCH (Nagasaki prefecture): Sept. 22, 6:45-9 p.m.; 22,000 fireworks contest by national representative teams from Japan, Bulgaria, U.S., Russia and Greek at Huis Ten Bosch; 0570-064-110; http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/.  


October

TSUCHIURA ALL JAPAN FIREWORKS COMPETITION (Ibaraki prefecture): Oct. 6, 6-8:30 p.m.; about 20,000 firework at Sakuragawahan, Tsuchiura city; 20-minute walk fom Tsuchiura Station on JR Jyoban Line; 029-826-1111.
   
TAMAGAWA FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Kawasaki): Oct. 13, 6-7 p.m.; 6,000 fireworks; 15-minute walk from Futako Shinchi Station on Tokyu Denentoshi Line; 044-200-2329.
 
JINGU GAIEN FIREWORK DISPLAY (Central Tokyo): Aug. 11, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; about 12,070 fireworks, live music and performances at the nearby Jingu Stadium and Prince Chichibu Rugby Field, Tickets for viewing at these stadiums are 3,500-8,500 yen; Sendagaya or Shinanomachi Station, JR Sobu Line; 03-3547-0920.
 
SETAGAYA TAMAGAWA FIREWORKS DISPLAY (western Tokyo): Oct. 13, 6-7 p.m.; 12,000 fireworks display; 3-minute walk from Futako Tamagawa Station, Tokyu Denen Toshi or Oi machi Line; 03-3702-1603.
 
NARITA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL IN INBANUMA (Chiba prefecture): Oct. 13, 6:30-7:40 p.m., 10,000 fireworks at Narita Newtown Sports Hiroba; five-minute ride from JR Narita Station or shuttle bus available from JR Narita Station and Narita Yukawa Station on Narita Sky Access; 0476-89-7562.
   
YATSUSHIRO NATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION FESTIVAL (Kumamoto prefecture): Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m.; 14,000 fireworks display by 30 skilled firework manufacturers to compete; Kumagawa riverside area (the upper part of Shin-Hagiwara Bridge)10-minute walk from Yatsushiro Station on Kagoshima Honsen; 0965-33-4115.
 
KONOSU CITY FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Saitama prefecture): Oct. 13, 6-8:30 p.m.; 15,000 fireworks at Konosu City Nukata Athletic Field; 35-minute walk from JR Konosu Station; 048-543-1634.
 
FUJISAWA ENOSHIMA FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Kanagawa prefecture): Oct. 20, 6-6:45 p.m.; 3,000 fireworks display at Katase Ocean Beach West Beach; Katase Enoshima Station on Odakyu Enoshima Line; 0466-22-4141.
 
CHOFU FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Oct. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks beside the Tama River; 20-minute walk from Chofu, Fuda and Kokuryo Stations on Keio Line; 042-481-7311.

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