Early Aug

The Chikugogawa Fireworks Festival

7:40pm – 9:10pm
Free

Dating back to 1650, this is one of Japan’s longest running fireworks festivals. With 18,000 fireworks and 400,000 spectators, it’s also one of the largest in western Japan.

The fireworks will be launched from two different locations along the Chikugo River near Suitengu Shrine in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture. The display is part of a larger festival taking place in the city of Kurume, so if you’re around maybe stay a few extra days for water-throwing and parades.

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