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Fukuoka Now Fireworks Guide 2022

Summer in Japan isn’t complete without experiencing at least one hanabi taikai (fireworks festival)! Fireworks (花火, hanabi) have long been an integral part of Japanese summers. Originally held to ward off evil spirits, there are now hundreds of fireworks festivals across Japan no matter the season, enjoyed mostly for the illuminations and dramatic sounds. There might be restrictions imposed on viewing, so please check the Fukuoka Now Fireworks Guide and also the venue’s website before going out.

Chikugogawa Fireworks, 筑後川花火大会

Fireworks Displays Scheduled for 2022

July 23 (Sat.)
• Fukutsu City, Fukuoka: Fukutsu Hanabi Art Illusion 2022
• Ashiya-machi, Onga, Fukuoka: Ashiya Fireworks Festival
July 30 (Sat.)
• Wakamatsu, Tobata, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka: Kukinoumi Fireworks Festival
August 5 (Fri.)
• Senoshita-machi, Kurume City, Fukuoka: Chikugo River Fireworks Festival
August 6 (Sat.)
• Unoshima, Buzen City, Fukuoka: Buzen Port Festival
August 13 (Sat.)
• Moji-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka: Kanmon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival
August 20 (Sat.)
• Asakura City, Fukuoka: Amagigawa Fireworks
• Onga, Fukuoka: Onga-machi Summer Festival
September 18 (Sat.)
• Chikugo City, Fukuoka: Chiggo Land of Love Fireworks Festival
October 8 (Sat.)
• Sasebo City, Nagasaki: Kyushu Fireworks Festival
October 9 (Sun.)
• Nogata City, Fukuoka: Nogata Summer Festival

Cancelation information
• Yoshihara-machi, Iizuka City, Fukuoka: Iizuka Noryo Fireworks Festival
• Enokizu, Okawa City, Fukuoka: Okawa Fireworks Festival
• Soeda-machi, Tagawa, Fukuoka: Soeda Fireworks Festival
• Nakagawa City, Fukuoka: Nakagawa Festival
• Atagohama, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka: Shoryo Nagashi Fireworks (Meinohama Fireworks Festival)

• Setaka-machi, Miyama City, Fukuoka: Miyama Noryo Fireworks Festival (after July 2022)

July 23 (Sat.)

Fukutsu Hanabi Art Illusion

Enjoy a wonderful celebration of music, lasers and fireworks! The event is being staged for youngsters who have missed out on fun experiences due to the coronavirus pandemic. Food trucks selling local foods will be set up in case you get hungry. There will also be stalls selling toys and fun games for everyone to play! Visitors will love the retro festival-like atmosphere at the venue. Why not take some time to explore the site before the fireworks? The highly anticipated display, which is set to start at 20:00, will see approximately 6,000 fireworks launched while music plays and lasers flash in the night sky!

Fukutsu Fireworks Art Illusion, ふくつ花火アートイリュージョン(C)hanabiartillusion *this is an image of Fireworks Art Illusion.

• 7/23 (Sat.) *postponed to 8/27 in case of inclement weather
• Doors open at 15:00, event starts at 16:00, fireworks show from 20:00 to 21:00, closing at 22:30
• Seat S ¥9,500, Seat A ¥8,000, Seat B (no chair) ¥4,000, etc.
• Approx. 6,000 fireworks
• Speed Park Koinoura (641 Watari, Fukutsu City, Fukuoka)

Ashiya Fireworks Festival

This fireworks festival has been held since the early 1900s. The 250-meter wide “Niagara Falls” fireworks will be lit up from boats floating in the river. The sight of the colorful fireworks in the night sky reflecting on the waters and creating a fantastic image is definitely picture-worthy. On the day of the event, an extra bus will run every five minutes from Orio Station to the venue.

Ashiya Fireworks Festival, あしや花火大会

• 7/23 (Sat.) *slight rain or shine, no postponement in case of rain.
• 20:00~21:00 (fireworks start: 20:00)
• 7,000 fireworks
Onga River estuary, Ashiya-machi, Onga, Fukuoka

July 30 (Sat.)

Kukinoumi Fireworks Festival

The Wakato Ohashi Bridge (627m), a suspension bridge with a red frame, was the longest in the East when it opened in 1962. The “Niagara Falls” fireworks display will be held on this symbol of the area and other representative fireworks displays of Kitakyushu. For this event, vessels passing through Dokai Bay will be stopped and large fireworks will be launched from a fireworks barge floating in the middle of the bay. The location of the fireworks display at sea and the shower of light that falls on Dokai Bay is breathtakingly beautiful.

Kukinoumi Fireworks Festival, くきのうみ花火の祭典

• 7/30 (Sat.) *canceled in the event of inclement weather, a declared state of emergency, or “mann-enn boushi to juten sochi”
• 20:00~20:30
• Approx. 4,000 fireworks
• Dokai Bay, Wakato Bridge (Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka)

August 5 (Fri.)

363rd Chikugo River Fireworks Festival

Chikugogawa Fireworks, 筑後川花火大会

• 8/5 (Fri.) *postponed to 8/7 (Sun.) in case of inclement weather
• 19:40~20:10
• Approx. 8,000 fireworks
• Chikugo Riverbank, Kurume Suitengu Shrine area (265-1 Senoshita-machi, Kurume City, Fukuoka)
• 10 min. on foot from JR Kurume Sta., 10 min. on foot from Nishitetsu ‘Daigaku Byoin’ bus stop *shuttle bus available from Nishitetsu Kurume Sta.

August 6 (Sat.)

70th Buzen Port Festival

• 8/6 (Sat.) *postponed to 8/8 (Mon.) in case of inclement weather
• 20:00~21:00
• Approx. 3,000 fireworks
• Unoshima Port (347 Unoshima, Buzen City, Fukuoka)
• 20 min. on foot from JR Unoshima Sta., 15 min. by car from Buzen Okoshikake Michinoeki

August 13 (Sat.)

35th Kanmon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival

Kanmon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival, 関門海峡花火大会

• 8/13 (Tue.) *canceled in case of inclement weather
• 19:40~20:20
• Approx. 15,000 fireworks
• Admission to viewing area: ¥1,000 (ticket for cooperation in environmental improvement), special sponsor seats (paid, reserved viewing seats)
• West Coast Reclaimed Land in Moji-ku, Kitakyushu City (Map PDF)
• 10 min. on foot from JR Mojiko Sta.

August 20 (Sat.)

Amagigawa Fireworks Festival

• 8/20 (Sat.) *postponed to 8/21 (Sun.) or 8/28 (Wed.) in case of inclement weather
• 19:40~
• Approx. 4,000 fireworks
• Amagi Bridge, Koishiwara River (Asakura City, Fukuoka)
• 10 min. on foot from Amagi Sta. (Amagi Railway), 15 min. on foot from Nishitetsu Amagi Sta.

36th Onga-machi Summer Festival

• 8/20 (Sat.) *canceled in case of inclement weather
• 18:00〜20:40
• Approx. 3,000 fireworks
• Onga Sports Park (23-6 Hirowatari, Onga-cho, Onga, Fukuoka)
• 10 min. on foot from JR Ongagawa Sta.

September 18 (Sun.)

Chiggo Koinokuni Fireworks Festival

• 9/18 (Sun.) *postponed to 9/19 (Mon., hol.) in case of inclement weather
• 19:00〜20:00
• Chikugo Regional Park (831-1 Tsushima, Chikugo City, Fukuoka

October 8 (Sat.)

Kyushu Biggest Fireworks Festival

• 10/8 (Sat.)
• 18:45〜20:30
• 22,000 fireworks
• 1-Day Passport: Adult ¥7,000, ES and JHS ¥6,000, 4 y.o. ~ ES ¥4,600, pre-school: ¥3,500 *If you want to use the special viewing seats, you must purchase advance tickets separately.
• Huis Ten Bosch (1-1 Huis Ten Bosch-machi, Sasebo City, Nagasaki)

October 9 (Sun.)

Nogata Summer Festival 2022

• 10/9 (Sun.) *postponed to 10/12 (Wed.) or 10/18 (Tue.) in case of inclement weather
• Nogata Yamakasa 18:00~18:45, Fireworks 20:00~21:15
• Approx. 6,000 fireworks
• Nogata Riverside Park (Mizobori, Nogata City, Fukuoka)
• 15 min. on foot from JR Nogata Sta. (Chikuho Main Line)

Originally written in July 2016, updated July 2022.
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Published: Jul 22, 2022 / Last Updated: Jul 26, 2022

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