Japan Airlines is once again hosting Japan’s earliest summer fireworks festival this April at the annual Hanabi Illusion in Okinawa.
Held at the gorgeous Ginowan Seaside Park and Tropical Beach, the festival opens at 3:30 p.m., with the fireworks set to start at 7 p.m. The organizers recommend getting there before 5 p.m. to get a good spot to watch the show. It is an incredible one-hour of pyrotechnics, using both traditional fireworks and state of the art technology.
It will be a night of entertainment, live performances, music, plus loads of food and drink vendors, so you can sit back and enjoy a night under the stars next to the beautiful ocean.
A ticket to enter the festival grounds starts at ¥3,500 for adults and ¥1,500 for children if you buy your tickets before the end of March. Starting on April 1, the price will jump to ¥4,500 and will be ¥5,000 if bought on the day.
If you prefer to be up close to the fireworks, you can reserve special seating (for an additional cost). Tickets can also be purchased at Family Mart convenience stores or through Rakuten. You can also purchase from overseas.
How to get there
Because of the limited parking available, you can buy a special ticket which includes general admission and a return trip on the official event shuttle bus. The bus offers pickups from Omoromachi Station in Naha or from Chatan. There are also tours available.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.