The home of Mikawa fireworks, this is one of the biggest displays in Aichi, with spots by the river reserved a day in advance by many.
With a history dating back to the Edo period, the festival uses 70% locally produced fireworks. As a clan stronghold, Okazaki was one of the few towns allowed to produce gunpowder, lead by the Ono family. Spectators from across the prefecture and beyond gather for the event with food stalls, entertainment and music. The show lasts 1.5 hours and has some seriously impressive displays.
Where to see the fireworks
While there will be no free viewing areas near the launch site, there will be some sateliate venues where you can go, such as Okazaki Central Park. Paid seats start from ¥3,000.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.