Fireworks Display "Hanabi Taikai " Calendar
Choosed "Hanabi Taikai" date in Japan

If you visit to Japan during Japanese summer season July to August, you 'll can see without fail many Hanabi Taikai wherever you stay.
There are thousand of Hanabi Taikai at every place in Japan. Most of them are hold in every weekend (especially Saturday) during middle of July to middle of August. We afraid it's too many for us to introduce all of these data.
So we picking up and introduce some of Hanabi taikai in here. These are our specially suggestions with confidence. If you come to Japan and see these Hanabi taikai, we answer for you probably must satisfy with Japanese fireworks (if it is fine).

Caution:
Inquiry Phone is mostly in Japanese only.
Please ask again details of each Hanabi taikai and date, where the place of Hanabi taikai?, how take the way go to there? at nearest tourist information center in Japan.

Please choose area.
Hokkaido
Tohoku area (Aomori / Akita / Iwate / Yamagata / Miyagi)
Near Niigata
Near Nagano
Near Tokyo / Yokohama / Chiba / Saitama
Chubu area(Shizuoka / Yamanashi)
Near Nagoya
Near Osaka / Kyoto
Near Hiroshima / Kobe
Near Fukuoka
   
Ex.
Pref. Name of Each Hanabitaikai
Date date and starting time
Place Watching area
Access
Info Inquiry Phone is mostly in Japanese only
Note Comment by FPL

   
Aomori Neputa-matsuri/Aomori Hanabi taikai
-Fireworks display hold under the cosponsorship of Neputa Matsuri
Date Every August 7. start at 19:00 to 21:00
Place Aomori city, Aomori pref.
Access get off at Aomori sta. Tohoku line,get off bus at sakaemachi2, five minutes on foot, nearby Aoiumi-koen(Brue sea park)
Info To-ou nippo-sha(newspaper) Executive committee
Tel: 0177-39-1111
Note The final event of Nepura Matsuri. A Neputa on the ship and around aomori bay, compete with fireworks.
   
Akita Ogachimachi Hanabitaikai
Date August8(2005). start at 19:00
Place Ogachi machi, Akita pref.
Access get off at Yokobori sta. Ouu honsen line, ten minutes on foot, nearby Yakuuchi riv
Info tourist information society
Tel: 0183-52-2111
Note
   
Akita Omonogawa Hanabitaikai
Date August 10 (2005). start at 19:00
Place Akita city, Akita pref.
Access get off at Akita sta. get on bus bound for Araya, nearby Omono riv
Info Araya substation of the city office
Tel: 0188-88-8080
Note
   
Akita Omagari Zenkoku Hanabi kyogitaikai
-Omagari All Japan Fireworks competition
Date Every August fourth saturday. start at 17:00 to 21:00
Place Daisen-city, Akita pref.
Access get off at Omagari sta. Akita Shinkansen line, fifteen minutes on foot, nearby Omono riv
Info The Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tel: 0187-63-1111
Note The Most authoritative and trditional fireworks competition.
High quarity 12 inches shell and creative new type starmines are exibit by about 30 excellent fireworks factories. These are essence of Japanese Fireworks.
   
Iwate Kitakami-geino matsuri Hanabi taikai
-Michinoku folk entertainment festival Hanabi taikai
Date August 9. start at 18:80 to 21:00
Place Kitakami city, Iwate pref.
Access get off at Kitakami Sta. Tohoku Shinkansen line, seven minutes on foot, nearby Kitakami riv
Info City office tourist/sightseeing section
Tel: 0197-64-2111
Note
   
Miyagi Ishinomaki Kawabiraki Hanabi taikai
-Kitakami river carnival with fireworks display
Date August 6(2005) start at 19:30 to 21:00
Place Ishinomaki city, Miyagi pref.
Access get off at Ishinomaki Sta. Senseki line from Sendai sta, nearby Kitakami riv
Info The Executive committee
Tel: 0225-22-0145
Note
   
Miyagi Matsushima Toronagashi Hanabi taikai
-Fireworks and sending off the spirits of the dead on lanterns floated on the Matsushima bay
Date Every August 15. start at 19:00 to 21:00
Place Matsshima machi, Miyagi pref.
Access get off at Matushima Sta. Senseki line from Sendai sta, few minutes on foot, nearby Matsushima bay.
Info City office tourist/sightseeing section
Tel: 022-354-2618
Note
   
Niigata Nagaokamatsuri Dai Hanabi taikai
-Nagaoka festibal Fireworks display
Date Every August 2 and 3. start at 18:30 to 21:00
Place Nagaoka-city, Niigata pref.
Access Joetsu Shinkansen line, get off at Nagaoka Sta, fifteen minutes on foot, nearby Shinano riv.
Info Executive committee
Tel: 0258-35-1122
Note Four Sanjaku-dama(36 inches big shell) is a special-feature program of this display. Launch two Sanjaku-dama per each day. It bloom 600 meters in diameter.
   
Niigata Katakai-matsuri
-A autamn festival of dedicate fireworks to shrine Asahara
Date Every September 9 and 10. start at 19:00 to 22:00
Place Katakai machi, Ojiya-city, Niigata pref.
Access Joetsu line, get off at Ojiya sta, get on bus bound for Nagaoka via Katagai, get off Katagai shisho, five minutes on foot, the precincts of the shrine "Asahara". Or take a Taxi from Ojiya sta to shrine "Asahara".
Info Katagai Tourist information society=Katagai Enka Kyokai
Tel: 0258-84-3900
Note Townspeople in Katagai are dedicate fireworks to lokal shrine Asahara with each wish. Two yonjaku-dama(48 inches biggest shell) is a special-feature program of this display. It bloom 800 meters in diameter.
   
Nagano Suwako-kojyomatsuri Hanabi taikai
-Display at Lake Suwa summer festival
Date Every August 15. start at 18:30 to 21:00
Place Suwa-city, Nagano pref.
Access Chuou line, get off at Kamisuwa Sta, fifteen minutes on foot, nearby Lake Suwa.
Info Executive committee
Tel: 0266-52-4141
Note Largest scale Hanabi taikai in Nagano. 35,000 shells. Waterborn starmine is a special-feature program of this display. and more 2.5 kirometar Niagara fall line effect.
   
Ibaragi Tsuchiura Zenkoku Hanabi kyogitaikai
-Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks competition
Date Every October 1st saturday. start at 18:00 to 20:00
Place Tsuchiura-city, Ibaragi pref.
Access get off at Tsuchiura Sta. Joban line, Thirteen minutes on foot, nearby Sakura riv.
Info City office tourist/sightseeing section
Tel: 0298-26-1111
Note Over 50 fireworks companies and factories are contend for honors. One of the two great fireworks competitions rank with Omagari(Akita pref.)of Japan.
Compete with 12 inches Warimono, Starmine, 5 inches new designed shell.
   
Tokyo Sumidagawa Hanabi taikai
-Sumida river fireworks festival
Date July 27(2003).start at 19:00 to 20:30
Place Sumida-ku and taito-ku Tokyo-to.
Access get on Subway Asakusa line at Ueno sta, and get off at Asakusa Sta, thirty minutes on foot, nearby Sumida riv.
Info Executive committee
Tel: 03-5608-6181
Note Most traditinal Hanabi taikai in Tokyo. But it use under 5 inches shell only for safety. You can enjoy entertainment and residential districts of Tokyo Asakusa.
   
Tokyo Tokyo wan dai Hanabi-sai
-Tokyo-bay big fireworks festival
Date Every August 2nd Saturday. start at 19:10 to 20:30
Place Chuou-ku, Tokyo-to.
Access Yamanote line, get off at Yurakucho, Subway Yurakucho line,
get off at Toyozu, thirty minutes on foot, nearby Harumi wharf.
Info Executive committee
Tel: 03-3543-0211
Note Two typical fireworks companies of Tokyo compete their ability over Tokyo bay. It's Hosoya and Marutamaya. They play an exciting display in front of a huge crowd of spectators.
   
Tokyo Chofu-si Hanabitaikai
-Chofu city fireworks festival
Date July20(2003). start at 19:30 to 20:45
Place Chofu city, Tokyo-to.
Access Keiousagami line from Shinjuku, get off at Keiou tamagawa sta.
or JR Nambu line, get off at Nakanoshima sta.
ten minutes on foot, nearby Tamagaea river.
Info Executive committee
Tel: 0424-81-7184
Note You will be satisfied with very fine 12 inches shell 100 continuously shot.
It is very rare program inside and outside Tokyo.
   
Yokohama Minatomatsuri Kokusai Hanabi taikai
-Yokohama bay festival international fireworks display
Date July 19(2004). start at 19:00 to 20:30
Place Yokohama-city, Kanagawa pref.
Access Negishi line, get off at Kannai or Ishikawacho, thirty minutes on foot, nearby Yamashita park.
Info Executive committee
Tel: 045-671-7423
Note Single launch (max 12 inches) to starmines, You can see various high quarity display over Yokohama bay.
   
Yokohama Kanagawa Shinbun Hanabi taikai
-fireworks display sponsored by Newapaper-Kanagawa
Date Every August 1. start at 19:00 to 20:30
Place Yokohama-city, Kanagawa pref.
Access Negishi line, get off at Sakuragicho, thirty minutes on foot, nearby Yokohama International conference hall and harbor park or Intercotinental Hotel.
Info Executive committee
Tel: 045-201-0831
Note Many JFAA's 12 inches shell are launch in every year. Most high quarity display in and around Kanagawa. Two of biggest 24inches shell.
   
Kanagawa Kamakura Hanabi taikai
-Fireworks diaplay in Kamakura city
Date Every August Second Tuesday. 8/12(2003) start at 19:30 to 21:00
Place Kamakura-city, Kanagawa pref.
Access Yokosuka line, get off at Kamakura Sta, fiteen minutes on foot, nearby Yuigahama beach.
Info Kamakira Tourist information society
Tel: 0467-23-3050
Note In the daytime, you enjoy take a long walk in the ancient city Kamakura, Night,you can see fantastic and dynamic waterborn fireworks.
   
Shizuoka Atami Kaijo Hanabi taikai
Date July 25,28,31 August 5,7,23,24,28 start at 20:00 to 20:40
Place Atami-city, Shizuoka pref.
Access Tokaido Shinkansen line or old tokaido line, get off at Atami Sta, ten minutes on foot, nearby Atami bay.
Info Tourist information society
Tel: 0557-85-2222
Note
   
Aichi Fukuroi Enshu no Hanabi
Date 8/6(2005), start at 19:00
Place Fukuroi-city, Shizuoka pref.
Access Tokaido shinkansen line, change to old tokaido line at Hammatsu, get off at Fukuroi sta. fifteen minutes on foot. at Shinsui Park.
Info The Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tel: 0538-42-6151
Note Most biggest and variuos program in Shizuoka.
   
Aichi Toyoda Oiden Matsuri
-Oiden festival fireworks diaplay in Toyoda city
Date Every July last Sunday, start at 19:00
Place Toyoda-city, Aichi pref.
Access Mei-tetsu line, get off at Toyodashi Sta. ten minutes on foot, near by Yahagi riv.
Info The main number of the city office
Tel: 0565-31-1212
Note "Melody-starmine" is a special-feature program of this display, It is stunning entertainment that full computer controlled fireing and synchronized music and fireworks.
   
Shiga Biwako Dai Hanabi taikai
-Lake Biwa biggest fireworks display
Date Every August 8 start at 19:00
Place Otsu-city, Shiga pref.
Access Old tokaido line, get off at Otsui Sta, fifteen minutes on foot, side of lake Biwa.
Info Shiga Tourist information society
Tel: 0775-23-2752
Note
   
Osaka Kyoso-sai PL Hanabi Geijutsu
-Perfect Liberty religious order Fireworks Arts.
Date Every August 1 start at 19:00
Place Tondabayashi-city, Osaka
Access Kin-tetsu line, get off at Tondabayashi Sta. go by bus, inside Hikarigaoka C.C.
Info The liaison section Tel (active in English, maybe)
Tel: 0187-26-2600
Note The most biggest scale display in the world.
   
Hiroshima Miyajima Suichu Hanabi taikai
-Waterborn fireworks display in Miyajima island
Date Every August 14. start at 19:00 to 21:00
Place Miyajima-machi, Saekigun, Hiroshima pref.
Access Tokaido Shinkansen line, get off at Hiroshima Sta, change to the old (Tokaido) line get off at Miyajima-guchi, change to ferry to Miyajima.
fifteen minutes on foot. Near by well-known "Itsukushima shrine".
Info Miyajima Tourist information society
Tel: 0829-44-2011
Note Waterborn fireworks that fired in front of Itskushima shrine takes us into a world of delicate beauty.
   
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