As the “ichi” in the name suggests, this fireworks festival is touted as the best in the whole of Kyushu. Given the large number of festivals, this is a bold claim.
On length alone – at 2 1/4 hours – it is certainly one of the longest fireworks festivals in Japan. In terms of fireworks, 22,000 pieces will go up in smoke.
Given the size of the park, getting a comfortable spot to watch the fireworks from outside the park might be a little challenging.
Organizers are planning to go ahead with the 2020 event with COVID-19 infection prevention measures in place.