Early Sep

National New Fireworks Games

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Free

Taking place at Suwa (the same location as Japan’s biggest fireworks festival in early August) the National New Fireworks Games is also one of the country’s largest fireworks festivals.

Fireworks are a huge business in Japan and the industry behind it is not unlike other traditional industries in Japan. This means top fireworks technicians tend to be older with younger apprentices working around them. This event is a chance for these younger technicians to show what they’re capable of.

As the name suggests, it’s a competition, so there will be multiple launch locations – making for a spectacular scene.

In terms of numbers, 300,000 spectators are expected to watch 18,000 fireworks being launched into the night sky. Given the numbers and the remote location, public transport will be quite squishy.

Get the best Japan Cheapo hacks direct to your inbox

Related Events
  • Wakakusa Yamayaki
    Sat, Jan
    25

    Wakakusa Yamayaki

    One of the most impressive sights in Japan this January, the Wasakusa Yamayaki sees the entire mountainside go up in flames as fireworks are launched behind it. Although its origins are unclear, possible explanations include disputes about boundary lines between […]

    12:00pm – 8:00pm
    Free
  • Zao Snow Monsters
    Jan 31
    ~
    Feb 2

    Zao Snow Monster Festival

    While most snow festivals feature man-made sculptures, the snow monsters of Zao are entirely natural. Created in rare circumstances that require specific weather and tree formation, the snow gathers in such a way that monsters are formed in the mountains. […]

    Free

Recommended hotels located nearby

We do our best to make sure event info is correct. However, all event details are subject to change.