One of Kyushu’s biggest fireworks displays, attended by over 450,000 every year! The 6,000 fireworks can be seen from as far as Fukuoka Tower, but, for a closer look, don a yukata or jinbei and join the crowd in Ohori Park. Festival stalls sell food and drinks. Go early or reserve a seat (small fee).
Nishinippon has released a map showing pedestrian-only zones, roads closed to cars, garbage bins, toilets and other useful information. Find it here.
• 8/1 (Mon.) (8/2 (Tue.) in case of inclement weather)
• Reserved seating (Heiwadai Track and Field Stadium): Adult ¥1,200, ES ~ HS ¥600
• Ohori Park
• 1-2 Ohorikoen, Chuo-ku
• 0180-99-3895 (7/31 ~ 8/2)
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn212, Aug. 2016)