Nagasaki becomes Kyushu’s party capital in early August, with the Sasebo Seaside Festival. The Festival’s main draw is the island’s largest firework display in the evening on the first day. If summer hanabi isn’t your jam (and if not, why not?), the Seaside Festival includes music, balloon art, jazz, food stalls, dance exhibitions, family games, traditional taiko drumming, and harbor cruises.
Previous festivals have attracted up to 280,000 visitors. The main venue is an easy 5-minute walk from JR Sasebo train station, and with a packed event schedule offering something for pretty much everyone, it would be an awesome day out for kids and adults alike.
Held by Matsubara Swimming Beach, this firework festival is an impressive display of over 10,000 rockets launched over Lake Biwa. Close to Hikone castle and with romantic cruises available, this festival is a great evening out and one of three […]
Officially the “Kobe Port Marine Fireworks Festival”, this event is rated as one the top fireworks festivals in the Kansai region. In past years, approximately a quarter of a million people have gathered to see 15,000 explosive projectiles shot into […]
Whether you’re a runner or more likely to be cheering people on from the side-lines, the Kanazawa marathon is a great day out. The race begins at Hirosaka-dori by the Shiinoki Cultural Complex and will offer 13,000 competitors to see the city […]
Following last year’s crowdfunded events in Akita and Niigata, John Daub of the Only in Japan YouTube channel is back with another event. This time, it’s Nagano’s turn. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fireworks festivals around Japan have been cancelled […]