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. Unfortunately, many festivals have been postponed or cancelled this year due to the COVID-19. Furthermore, there might be restrictions imposed on viewing, so please check the Fukuoka Now Fireworks Guide and also the venue’s website before going out.
Fireworks scheduled to be held in 2021.
• 11/20 (Sat.): Kyushu Fireworks Festival (Sasebo City, Nagasaki)
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Kyushu Fireworks Festival
Huis Ten Bosch hosts one of Kyushu’s largest fireworks events with 22,000 fireworks lighting up the sky and European townscape! There will be fireworks made by 11 fireworks companies in Kyushu, including a series of 5,000 fireworks shot off in five minutes leaving no time to blink. There will also be fireworks made especially for this event by teams from Japan and abroad who have won previous world fireworks competitions.
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• 11/20 (Sat.)
• 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. Details will be updated on the official website.
• Huis Ten Bosch
• 1-1 Huis Ten Bosch-machi, Sasebo City, Nagasaki
• Ashiya Fireworks Festival (Ashiya-machi, Onga, Fukuoka)
• Amagigawa Fireworks (Asakura City, Fukuoka)
• Iizuka Noryo Fireworks Festival (Yoshihara-machi, Iizuka City, Fukuoka)
• Okawa Fireworks Festival (Enokizu, Okawa City, Fukuoka)
• Onga-machi Summer Festival (Onga-machi, Onga, Fukuoka)
• Kanmon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival (Moji-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka)
• Kukinoumi Fireworks Festival (Wakamatsu, Tobata, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka)
• Sasaguri-machi Fireworks Festival (Sasaguri-machi, Kasuya, Fukuoka)
• Soeda Fireworks Festival (Soeda-machi, Tagawa, Fukuoka)
• Chikugo River Fireworks Festival (Senoshita-machi, Kurume City, Fukuoka)
• Chiggo Matsuri – Land of Love Fireworks Festival (Oshima, Chikugo City, Fukuoka)
• Nakagawa Festival (Nakagawa City, Fukuoka)
• Nogata Summer Festival (Mizobori, Nogata City, Fukuoka)
• Buzen Port Festival (Unoshima, Buzen City, Fukuoka)
• Miyama Noryo Fireworks Festival (Setaka-machi, Miyama City, Fukuoka)
• Miyawaka Noryo Fireworks Festival (Miyata, Miyawaka City, Fukuoka)
• Shoryo Nagashi Fireworks (Meinohama Fireworks Festival) (Atagohama, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka)
Originally written in July 2016, updated Aug 2021.
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NOTE: The information presented here was gathered and summarized by the Fukuoka Now staff. While we have done our best to check for accuracy, there might be errors and details may have changed. If you notice any errors or changes, please contact us. This report was originally written in July 2016.