(5th Update) Fireworks and Summer Festivals 2018, Japan


Summer in Japan has many events especially the traditional shows and fireworks. People wear yukata to attend the festivals and also enjoy the beautiful flowers such as lavender, lilies, sunflowers and etc. Here is the summer events / festivals in Japan. I will keep you updated. 



*The red font is the updated event




Date Festival / Event Venue Time Link
6-10 Jun The 27th Yosakoi Soran Festival  Sapporo Odori Park, Hokkaido Link
14-16 Jun Hokkaido Shrine Festival (Sapporo Festival) Hokkaido Shirine, Maruyama Park  Link
15-17 Jun Maki Summer Festival (16 Jun Fireworks) Maki around, Niigata Fireworks: 20:00-21:00 Link
17-Jun Takaishi Seaside Festival Hamadera Park, Osaka 10:00 - 20:30 Link
Fireworks: from 20:00
22-24 Jun  Himeji Yukata Festival Himeji Park, Hyogo 16:30-21:30 Link
 29-30 Jun Gujo Odori in Aoyama (Tokyo) Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium - Tokyo 29 June 13:00 - 20:30 pm / 30 June 13:00 pm - 20:00 pm Link
30 Jun - 2 Jul Aizen Festival Aizendo, Osaka Link




Date Festival / Event Venue Time Link
1-15 Jul  Hakata Gion Yamakasa Hakata District, Fukuoka Link
1-31 Jul Gion Festival Yasaka Shrine, Kyoto Link
3-7 Jul Toide Tanabata Matsuri The Toidemachi area, Main venue: In front of the Toide Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Toyama Link
5-8 Jul Maebashi Tanabata Festival Central Area of Maebashi City, Gunma Link
5-9 Jul  Shitamachi Tanabata Kappabashi Kitchen Town, Tokyo Link
6-8 Jul Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival  JR Hiratsuka Station North Exit, Kanagawa Link
6-8 Jul Narita Gion Festival  Naritasan Shinshoji, Chiba Link
6-8 Jul Tanabata Evening at Shitennoji Temple  Shitennoji, Osaka Link
07-Jul Takamiya Noryo Fireworks Inukami River Bank, Shiga 20:00-21:00 Link
07-Jul Hokkaido Makomanai Music Fireworks Festival Makomanai Park, near Toyohiragawa Minami 13-jo, Moerenuma park - Hokkaido 13:00-20:15                                         Fireworks: 19:50~  Link
13-15 Jul Kitami Bonchi Festival Kitami City (Tokoro Riverside), Hokkaido Fireworks: 19:40-20:40 Link
13-16 Jul Mitama Matsuri (Firework 15 Jul) Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo Link
13-16 Jul Hachinohe Tanabata Festival Hachinohe City, Aomori 17:30-19:00 Link
14-Jul Tamamura Fireworks West of the Joyo Elementary School , Gunma 19:50 onwards Link
14-Jul The 37th Nakafura Lavender Festival & Firework Display Nakafurano - Hokkaido Link
14-Jul Ise Shrine Dedication Fireworks Festival Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park - Mie 19:15-21:00 Link
14-15 Jul Yokohama Sparkling Twilight  Chinatown / Kannai / Yamashita Park, Yokohama Link
15-Jul Lavender Festival (Shikisai Festival) Kamifurano, Hokkaido Fireworks Display: 8 p.m. onward Link
15-Jul Sanoyoi Fire Carnival  Greenland amusement park, Kumamoto Fireworks: 20:30 Link
15-16 Jul Shiogama Minato Matsuri Shiogama City (Shiwahiko Shrine, Shiogama Shrine, downtown area, Shiogama Port area) etc. - Miyagi 15th Jul Fireworks: 20:00-21:00 Link
15-16 Jul Kiyotake Kyodo Matsuri

Okanoshita Park, Miyazaki 14 Jul 10:30 onward           15 Jul 12:00 onward Link
16-Jul Nagoya Port Fireworks Festival Nagoya Port 19:30-20:20 Link
19-23 Jul Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri Kumagaya, Saitama Link
20-27 Jul  Yamaguchi Gion Matsuri 20 walk from Yamaguchi Station Link
20 Jul - 17 Aug Sapporo Summer Festival Odori Park, Hokkaido Link
21-Jul Kurashiki Tenryo Summer Festival Kurashiki Station, Okayama 9:30-21:30 Link
21-Jul Adachi Firework Festival Arakawa riverside, Tokyo 19:30-20:30 Link
21-Jul Hongo, Numata Summer Festivals Around Hongo, Mihara-shi branch, Hiroshima 15:30-21:00 Link
21-Jul Chitose Doshin Firework Festival Chitose-shi Salmon Park, Hokkaido 19:45 Link
21-Jul Chiran Neputa Matsuri Chiran town shopping street, Kagoshima 19:00-21:00 Link
21-22 Jul Ogose Festival Near Ogose Station, Saitama Link
21-22 Jul Hita Gion Festival Yasan Shrine, Oita Link
21 Jul - 1 Sep Ryukyumura Summer Festa Ryukyu Mura - Okinawa Link
22-Jul Minato Matsuri Firework Display Wakayamako, Wakayama 20:00-21:00 Link
22-Jul Suigosai Summer Festival Togokohan Park, Tottori Fireworks: 20:30  Link
24-Jul Katsushika Noryo Fireworks Festival Shibamata Ballpark (Edogawa Riverside), Tokyo 19:20-20:20 Link
24-Jul Kamakura Fireworks Festival Kamakura Kaihin Park 19:20-20:10 Link
24-25 Jul Tenjin Festival Osaka Tenmangu Link
25-28 Jul Kagurazaka Matsuri Kagurazaka Dori - Tokyo Link
Hozuki Market  (25-26 Jul) 17:30-22:00
Awa Odori Taikai (27-28 Jul) 19:00-21:00
27-Jul Doshin UHB Fireworks Festival (Postpone to 10th Aug in case of storm) Toyohiragawa river between Horohirobashi and Minami -ohashi, Hokkaido 19:40-20:30 Link
27-Jul Nagahama & Kita-Biwako Great Fireworks Nagahama Port, Shiga 19:30-20:30 Link
27-Jul Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festival Makuhari Seaside Park, Chiba 19:30-20:30 Link
27-29 Jul Mobara Tanabata Festival Mobara Station, Chiba Link
27-29 Jul Tobata Gion Yamagasa Festival Tobata, Kitakyushu  Link
27-29 Jul Beppu Sea of fire Festival  Beppu station road, Kaimonji park, Beppu Spa beach other, Oita Link
28-Jul Tomioka Summer Festival 5 minutes on foot from the Joshu-Tomioka Station on the Joshin Dentetsu, Gunma Link
28-Jul Kuwana Suigo Fireworks Festival Kuwana, Mie 19:30-21:00 Link
28-Jul Tomari Summer Festival Near the Tomari Fishing Port , Tottori Fireworks: 20:40 Link
28-Jul Shigaraki Fire Festival Toki Shrine in Shigaraki, Shiga 10:30-22:00 Link
28-Jul Kihoku Lantern Festival Fureai Square Mandoro, Mie 15:00-21:00 Link
28-Jul Sumida River Fireworks Festival  Sumida river near Asakusa Station 19:00-20:30 Link
28-29 Jul Nago Summer Festival Nago fishing port, Okinawa 20:00-20:15 Link
28-29 Jul Yonago Gaina Festival Yonago Station Link
28-29 Jul Nagasaki Port Festival Nagasaki Seaside Park, Nagasaki 9:00-22:00 Link
29-Jul Minato Maizuru Chatta Festival Higashi Maizaru Station, Kyoto Link
29-30 Jul Curie Festival Misasa Onsen, Tottori Link
30-Jul Shirahama Fireworks Festival Shirahama, Wakayama 20:00-20:40 Link
30 Jul - 1 Aug Sumiyoshi Matsuri Sumiyoshi Taisha, Osaka Link



Date Festival / Event Venue Time Link
01-Aug Ogoto Onsen Fireworks Festival Ogoto Onsen Port, Shiga 20:00 - 20:30 Link
01-Aug Hikone & Kita-Biwako Great Firework Festival Matsubara Swimming Beach, Shiga 19:45-20:30 Link
01-Aug Koto Fireworks Festival  Arakawa Sunamachi Riverside Park 19:30-20:30 Link
1-3 Aug The Nagaoka Fireworks Festival Shinano River, Niigata Link
1-4 Aug Sansa Odori Festival Morioka Chuodori, Iwate 18:00-21:00 Link
1-5 Aug Hakodate Port Festival Hakodate Bay Area, Hokkaido Fireworks (1 Aug):                          19:45-21:00,                         Parade (2,3 Aug): 16:00-21:30 Link
1-5 Aug Hakodate Minato Matsuri Toyokawa-cho, Hakodate Fireworks Display (Aug. 1) 7:45 pm – around 9:00 pm                                  Parade(Aug. 2, 3) 4:00 pm – around 9:30 pm Link
1-7 Aug Hirosaki Neputa Festival Dotemachi Street Course and Around Hirosaki Station Course 1-4 Aug : Dotemachi Course 19:00~
5-6 Aug: Station Front Course 19:00~
7 Aug: Dotemachi Nanukabi Course 10:00~
Link
1-31 Aug Fantastic Summer Garden/U-jo (Crow Castle) Togenkyo
Fantastic Summer Night Event!
Okayama Korakuen Garden・Okayama Castle 18:30-21:30 Link
02-Aug
02-Aug Lake Saiko’s Fireworks Festival (Mt.Fuji)  Saiko Maehama, Yamanashi Lantern  19: 00 ~
Fireworks  19: 30 ~
Link
02-Aug Asahikawa Summer Festival the 66th Doshin Fireworks Display Ishikari River, Asahikawa 19:45-20:45 Link
2-3 Aug Nagaoka Fireworks Festival  Nagaoka city, Chousei Bridge downstream, Shinano River 19:15 – 21:15 Link
2-4 Aug Asahikawa Summer Festival Ribeline Line Asahikawa Park, Peace Commercial Shopping Park, Showa Dori, Hokkaido Link
2-7 Aug  The Nebuta Festival Aomori City Hall Link
3-4 Aug Fukushima Waraji Matsuri Route 13 (Shinobu-dori)
Central Fukushima City
Link
3-5 Aug Ichinoseki Summer Festival Ichinoseki Omachi · Jishumachi mall, Iwate Link
3-5 Aug Mito Komon Festival The Lake Senba, Uwaichi - Ibaraki 3 Aug Fireworks: 19:30-20:40 Link
3-5 Aug Numata Matsuri  Numata city area, Gunma Link
3-5 Aug Hachioji Festival  Hachioji Station North Exit - Tokyo Fireworks: 28 July Link
3-5 Aug Shimizu Minato Matsuri Shimizu station Link
3-6 Aug  Akita Kanto Festival Kanto Odori, Akita 18:15-22:00 Link
04-Aug Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival Yodogawa River, Osaka 19:40-20:40 Link
04-Aug Miyazaki Summer Evening Fireworks Miyazaki City - Oyodo River 19:50 Link
04-Aug Kobe Port Fireworks Festival Meriken Park, Kobe 19:30-20:30 Link
04-Aug Edogawa Fireworks Festival In front of Shinozaki Metropolitan Park by the Edogawa Riverside, Tokyo 19:15-20:30 Link
04-Aug Takasaki Festival Fireworks The riverbed upstream from Wada Bridge on Karasu River , Gunma 19:40-20:30 Link
04-Aug Matsue Suigo Festival Matsue Station, Shimane Link
04-Aug Ashikaga Summer Festival Ashikaga Station, Tochigi Fireworks: 19:00 - 20:45 Link
4-5 Aug Okayama Momotaro Festival Okayama City Center Link
4-5 Aug Sasebo Seaside Festival JR Sasebo Station, Nagasaki 11:00-22:00 Link
4-5 Aug
Kurayoshi Utsubuki Festival
Kurayoshi, Tottori Link
05-Aug Chikugogawa Fireworks Festival Chikugogawa riverside, Kurume City, Fukuoka 19: 40-21: 10 Link
05-Aug Sendai Tanabata Fireworks Festival The bank of the Hirosegawa River, Sendai 19:00-20:30 Link
6-8 Aug Sendai Tanabata Festival Shimin Hiroba Square, Kotodai Park and along Juzenji Dori street, Sendai 6-7 Aug  10:00 - 22:00,      8 Aug 10:00 - 21:00 Link
07-Aug Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival Vicinity of Otsu Port, Shiga 19:30-20:30 Link
11-Aug Kumagaya Fireworks Display  Arakawa riverside (downstream the large Arakawa Bridge), Saitama 19:00-21:00 Link
11-Aug Maebashi Fireworks Riverbed near Owatari Bridge on Tone River, Gunma 19:00 onwards Link
11-Aug Kameoka Hozugawa River Firework Display Kameoka, Kyoto 19:30-20:30 Link
11-Aug Meiji Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival Meiji Jingu Gaien, Shinjuku, Tokyo 19:30-20:30 Link
11-Aug Tokyo Fireworks Festival ~ EDOMODE ~ Odaiba Beachfront Park, Tokyo Opening: 16:00, Fireworks cast: 19:10 Link
11-Aug Jingugaien Fireworks Festival  Jingu Stadium, Tokyo 19:30-20:30 Link
11-12 Aug Isesaki Festival Honmachi Street and Other Places, Gunma Link
12-15 Aug Tokushima Awa Odori Festival Tokushima Station 18:00-23:00 Link
13-Aug Kanmon Straits Fireworks Festival Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi 19:30 Link
13-15 Aug Tottori Shanshan Festival JR Tottori Station, Tottori Link
15-Aug Hitoyoshi Fireworks Festival JR Hitoyoshi Station, Kumamoto 19:30-21:00 Link
15-Aug Kisarazu Port Festival Fireworks Display Kisarazu Port Inner Harbor, Chiba 19:10-20:30 Link
15-Aug Yoshinogawa Festival and Fireworks Yoshino River banks, Gojo City, Nara 20:00-21:00 Link
15-Aug Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival Suwa City Kohan Park, Nagano 19:00 Link
16-Aug Miyazu Toro Nagashi Fireworks Shimasaki Park, Kyoto 18:00-20:20 Link
16-Aug Gounokawa Matsuri Gotsu station, Shimane Link
17-Aug Kumano Fireworks Taikai Kumanoshi Station, Mie 19:10-21:30 Link
24-26 Aug Noboribetsu Jigoku Matsuri Gokuraku Street & Hell Valley, Noboribetsu Onsen Link
25-Aug Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival Miyajima off shore from the O-torii Gate, Hiroshima 19:30 - 20:30 Link
25-Aug The 29th Doshin Tokachigawa Fireworks Obihiro City, Tokachi River, Hokkaido 19:00-19:45 Link
25-Aug Koedo Kawagoe Fireworks  Isanuma Park - Saitama 18:30 onwards Link
25-Aug Omagari Fireworks Festival Omagari Station, Akita 18:50-20:30 Link
25-Aug Akitakata Fireworks Festival Haji Dam Nodogoe Park, Hiroshima Opening 17:00 ~
Fireworks 19:30 ~
Link
25-26 Aug Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori  Koenji Station 17:00-20:00 Link
25-26 Aug Noboribetsu Jigoku Matsuri  Gokuraku Street & Hell Valley, Noboribetsu Onsen - Hokkaido Link
25-26 Aug Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi Festiva Omotesando Harajuku /Meiji Shrine / Yoyogi Park / NHK zelkova tree-lined street, Tokyo Link
22-Sep Huisten Bosch Kyushu Ichi Fireworks Festival Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki 18:45-21:00 Link
Share on Google Plus

About Blue Moon

Thank you for visiting my blog and your comments. Please note that some comments may be not shown immediately because it is on awaiting moderation list. It may take 1-2 days. Spam texts are often shown in the comment box. If there are too much spams in the blog, my blog may be suspended. Thank you for understanding.
    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment

0 comments :

Post a Comment