(2nd Update) Japan Summer and Fireworks Festival 2019


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. 



Date Festival / Event Venue Time Link
14-15 Jun Gujo Odori in Aoyama (Tokyo) Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium - Tokyo 14 June 16:30 - 20:30 pm / 15 June 13:00 pm - 20:00 pm Link
14-16 Jun Maki Summer Festival (15 Jun Fireworks) Maki around, Niigata Fireworks: 20:00-21:00 Link
22-23 Jun  Himeji Yukata Festival Himeji Park, Hyogo 16:30-21:30 Link
29-30 Jun Lake Shikotsu Fireworks Festival Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido Link
30 Jun - 2 Jul Aizen Festival Aizendo, Osaka 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
4-7 Jul Maebashi Tanabata Festival Central Area of Maebashi City,   Gunma Link
4-8 Jul  Shitamachi Tanabata Kappabashi Kitchen Town, Tokyo Link
5-7 Jul Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival  JR Hiratsuka Station North Exit, Kanagawa Link
5-7 Jul Narita Gion Festival  Naritasan Shinshoji, Chiba Link
6-8 Jul Tanabata Evening at Shitennoji Temple  Shitennoji, Osaka LED Lighting: 19:00-24:00 (8 Jul until 20:00) Link
06-Jul Hokkaido Makomanai Music Fireworks Festival Makomanai Park, near Toyohiragawa Minami 13-jo, Moerenuma park - Hokkaido Stadium Opening: 17:00~                                Fireworks: 19:50~  Link
10-Jul Kamakura Fireworks Festival Kamakura Kaihin Park 19:20-20:10 Link
12-15 Jul Hachinohe Tanabata Festival Hachinohe City, Aomori 17:30-19:00 Link
13-Jul Famous Ghibli's Songs & Fireworks Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki 20:00-21:00 Link
13-14 Jul Isesaki Tanabata Festival Honmachi Street and Other, Gunma 13:00-21:30 Link
13-14 Jul Ota Summer Festival Around Ota Station on Tobu Railway Isesaki Line, Gunma Link
13-14 Jul Onishi Summer Festival Onishi, Fujioka-shi, Gunma Link
13-16 Jul Mitama Matsuri (Firework 15 Jul) Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo Link
13-Jul Tamamura Fireworks West of the Joyo Elementary School , Gunma 19:30 onwards Link
13-Jul The 37th Nakafurnoa Lavender Festival & Firework Display Nakafurano - Hokkaido Fireworks: 20:00-21:00 Link
13-Jul Ise Shrine Dedication Fireworks Festival Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park - Mie 19:15-21:00 Link
13-Jul Echizen Summer Festival Echizen Fishing port square, Fukui 18:30-21:00 Link
13-14 Jul Kiyotake Kyodo Matsuri  Okanoshita Park, Miyazaki Link
13, 20 , 27 Jul Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Symphony of Fireworks 2019 Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise  20:30-20:40 Link
13-14 Jul Yokohama Sparkling Twilight  Chinatown / Kannai / Yamashita Park, Yokohama 11:30-20:30 Link
14-Jul Hakodate Port Fireworks Hakodate Port, Hokkaido 19:45-20:45 Link
14-Jul Lavender Festival (Shikisai Festival) Kamifurano, Hokkaido Fireworks Display: 8 p.m. onward Link
14-Jul Sanoyoi Fire Carnival  Greenland amusement park, Kumamoto Fireworks: 20:30 Link
14-15 Jul Shiogama Minato Matsuri Shiogama City (Shiwahiko Shrine, Shiogama Shrine, downtown area, Shiogama Port area) etc. - Miyagi 14th Jul Fireworks: 20:00-20:50 Link
14-Jul Starlight Illusion Wakayama Marina City, Wakayama 20:00~ Link
15-Jul Nagoya Port Fireworks Festival Nagoya Port 19:30-20:20 Link
19-23 Jul Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri Kumagaya, Saitama Link
19 Jul - 16 Aug Sapporo Summer Festival Odori Park, Hokkaido Link
20-27 Jul  (20, 24, 27) Yamaguchi Gion Matsuri Yasaka Shrine, Yamaguchi Link
20-Jul Kurashiki Tenryo Summer Festival Kurashiki Station, Okayama 9:30-21:30 Link
20-Jul Chitose Doshin Firework Festival Chitose-shi Salmon Park, Hokkaido 19:45 Link
20 Jul - 2 Aug Misasa Onsen Fireworks Festival Misasa Onsen, Tottori 20:25 Link
20 Jul - 31 Aug Ryukyumura Summer Festa Ryukyu Mura - Okinawa Link
20-Jul Chiran Neputa Matsuri Chiran town shopping street, Kagoshima Gion Festival: 15:00-17:30
Nebuta 19:00-21:00
Link
21-Jul Kitami Bonchi Festival Kitami City (Tokoro Riverside), Hokkaido Fireworks: 19:40-20:40 Link
21-Jul Suigosai Summer Festival Togokohan Park, Tottori Fireworks: 20:30  Link
22-Jul Adachi Firework Festival Arakawa riverside, Tokyo 19:30-20:30 Link
23-Jul Katsushika Noryo Fireworks Festival Shibamata Ballpark (Edogawa Riverside), Tokyo 19:20-20:20 Link
24-27 Jul Kagurazaka Matsuri Kagurazaka Dori - Tokyo Link
Hozuki Market  (24-25 Jul) 17:30-22:00
Awa Odori Taikai (26-27 Jul) 19:00-21:00
24-Jul Tenjin Shrine Summer Festival Tenjin Shrine, Wakayama 19:30-21:00 Link
25-Jul Tenjin Festival Osaka Tenmangu Link
25-Jul Shin Yokohama Fireworks Festival  Shin-Yokohama, Yokohama 19:30-20:00 Link
26-Jul Doshin UHB Fireworks Festival Toyohiragawa river between Horohirobashi and Minami -ohashi, Hokkaido 19:40-20:30 Link
26-Jul Kitahata Furusato Summer Festival Kitahata Junior High School, Saga 18:30-21:30 Link
26-28 Jul Otaru Ushio Festival Otaru Port No. 3, Hokkaido 26 Jul 20:00-20:30
28 Jul 20:00-20:40
Link
26-28 Jul Mobara Tanabata Festival Mobara Station, Chiba Link
26-28 Jul Tobata Gion Yamagasa Festival Tobata, Kitakyushu  Link
26-28 Jul Monbetsu Port Festival Monbetsu Port, Hokkaido Link
26-28 Jul Beppu Sea of fire Festival  Beppu station road, Kaimonji park, Beppu Spa beach other, Oita Link
26-28 Jul Muroran Port Festival Muroran Port, Hokkaido Link
27-28 Jul Ogose Festival Near Ogose Station, Saitama Link
27-28 Jul Hita Gion Festival Yasan Shrine, Oita Link
27-Jul Hiroshima Port Firework Hiroshima Port 20:00-21:00 Link
27-Jul Onomichi Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival Onomichi Suido Channel (near Sumiyoshi Shrine), Hiroshima 19:30-21:00 Link
27-Jul Tomioka Summer Festival 5 minutes on foot from the Joshu-Tomioka Station on the Joshin Dentetsu, Gunma Link
27-Jul Fukushima Fireworks  Shinobugaoka Ryokuchi Park, Fukushima 19:30-20:30 Link
27-Jul Kuwana Suigo Fireworks Festival Kuwana, Mie 19:30-21:00 Link
27-28 Jul Oyama Summer Festival Oyama, Tochigi Fireworks: 28 Jul: 19:10-20:45 Link
27-Jul Tomari Summer Festival Near the Tomari Fishing Port , Tottori Fireworks: 20:30 Link
27-Jul Shigaraki Fire Festival Toki Shrine in Shigaraki, Shiga 10:30-22:00 Link
27-Jul Kihoku Lantern Festival Fureai Square Mandoro, Mie 15:00-21:00 Link
27-Jul Sumida River Fireworks Festival  Sumida river near Asakusa Station 19:00-20:25 Link
27-28 Jul Nago Summer Festival Nago fishing port, Okinawa Fireworks: 20:00-20:15 Link
27-28 Jul Yonago Gaina Festival Yonago Station, Tottori Link
27-28 Jul Nagasaki Port Festival Nagasaki Seaside Park, Nagasaki 9:00-22:00 Link
27-28 Jul Minato Maizuru Chatta Festival Higashi Maizaru Station, Kyoto Fireworks: 28 Jul Link
28-Jul Wakayama Port Fireworks Wakayama Port, Wakayama 20:00-21:00 Link
28-Jul Minato Matsuri Firework Display Wakayamako, Wakayama 20:00-21:00 Link
30-Jul Shirahama Fireworks Festival Shirahama, Wakayama 20:00-20:40 Link
30 Jul - 1 Aug Sumiyoshi Matsuri Sumiyoshi Taisha, Osaka July 30: 20:00 -
July 31: 17:00-
Aug 1: around 14:00 - 
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
1-3 Aug Asahikawa Summer Festival Ribeline Line Asahikawa Park,   Peace Commercial Shopping Park, Showa Dori, Hokkaido   Link
1-4 Aug Amami Festival Amami Cultural Center , Gotenhama park, Kagoshima   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
1-7 Aug Hirosaki Neputa Festival Dotemachi Street Course and Around Hirosaki Station Course 1-4 Aug : Dotemachi Course 19:00~ Link
5-6 Aug: Station Front Course 19:00~
7 Aug: Dotemachi Nanukabi Course 10:00~
1-31 Aug Fantastic Summer Garden/U-jo (Crow Castle) Togenkyo Okayama Korakuen Garden・Okayama Castle 18:00-21:30 Link
02-Aug Lake Saiko’s Fireworks Festival (Mt.Fuji)  Saiko Maehama, Yamanashi Lantern  19: 00 ~  Link
Fireworks  19: 30 ~
2-3 Aug Nagaoka Fireworks Festival  Nagaoka city, Chousei Bridge downstream, Shinano River 19:15 – 21:15 Link
02-Aug Haruna Festival and Fireworks Lake Haruna, Gunma 18:30-21:30 Link
02-Aug Minato Mirai Smart Festival 2019 Rinko Park, Yokohama 18:30-20:00 Link
2-7 Aug  The Nebuta Festival Aomori City Hall   Link
2-4 Aug Fukushima Waraji Matsuri Route 13 (Shinobu-dori)   Link
Central Fukushima City
2-4 Aug Hachioji Festival  Hachioji Station North Exit - Tokyo Fireworks: 28 July Link
2-4 Aug Shimizu Minato Matsuri Shimizu station   Link
2-4 Aug Ichinoseki Summer Festival Ichinoseki Omachi · Jishumachi mall, Iwate   Link
03-Aug Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festival Makuhari Seaside Park, Chiba 19:30-20:30 Link
03-Aug Mt. Akagi-yama Summer Festival Akagi Park, Lakeside of Ono, Mt. Akagi-yama, Gunma 10:00-17:20 Link
03-Aug Miyazaki Summer Evening Fireworks Miyazaki City - Oyodo River Fireworks: 19:50:00 Link
3, 10, 17 Aug Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Symphony of Fireworks 2019 Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise  20:30-20:40 Link
3-4 Aug Mito Komon Festival The Lake Senba, Uwaichi - Ibaraki   Link
3-5 Aug Numata Matsuri  Numata city area, Gunma   Link
3-6 Aug  Akita Kanto Festival Kanto Odori, Akita 18:15-22:00 Link
03-Aug Itabashi Fireworks Festival Itabashi, Tokyo 19:00-20:30 Link
03-Aug Kobe Port Fireworks Festival Meriken Park, Kobe 19:30-20:30 Link
03-Aug Edogawa Fireworks Festival In front of Shinozaki Metropolitan Park by the Edogawa Riverside, Tokyo 19:15-20:30 Link
03-04 Aug Takasaki Festival  Central Area of Takasaki City, Gunma Fireworks: 3 Aug 19:30-20:20 Link
03-04 Aug  Matsue Suigo Festival Matsue Station, Shimane   Link
03-Aug Ashikaga Summer Festival Ashikaga Station, Tochigi Fireworks: 19:00 - 20:45 Link
3-4 Aug Okayama Momotaro Festival Okayama City Center   Link
3-4 Aug Sasebo Seaside Festival JR Sasebo Station, Nagasaki 11:00-22:00 Link
3-4 Aug Kurayoshi Utsubuki Festival Kurayoshi, Tottori   Link
3-5 Aug Numata Festival Central Area of Numata City, Gunma   Link
05-Aug Chikugogawa Fireworks Festival Chikugogawa riverside, Kurume City, Fukuoka 19: 40-21:10 Link
05-Aug Nagahama & Kita-Biwako Great Fireworks Nagahama Port, Shiga 19:30-20:30 Link
05-Aug Sendai Tanabata Fireworks   Festival The bank of the Hirosegawa River, Sendai 19:00-20:30 Link
5-7 Aug Hanagasa Festival Toka Machi, Honmachi, and Nanuka Machi Dori sections of town to Bunsho Kan Mae, Yamagata   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
08-Aug Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival Vicinity of Otsu Port, Shiga 19:30-20:30 Link
10-Aug Meiji Jingu Gaien Fireworks   Festival Meiji Jingu Gaien, Shinjuku, Tokyo 19:30-20:30 Link
10-Aug Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival Yodogawa River, Osaka 19:40- Link
10-Aug Kumagaya Fireworks Display  Arakawa riverside (downstream the large Arakawa Bridge), Saitama 19:00-21:00 Link
10-Aug Maebashi Fireworks Riverbed near Owatari Bridge on Tone River, Gunma 19:00 onwards Link
10-Aug Jingugaien Fireworks Festival  Jingu Stadium, Tokyo 19:30-20:30 Link
10-Aug Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival  Yodogawa River, Osaka  19:40-20:40 Link
10-Aug Famous Ghibli's Songs & Fireworks Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki 20:00-21:00 Link
11-Aug Yukuhashi Bon-Odori Ekimae Night Marche JR Kyushu Yukuhashi Station West Exit / East Exit, Fukuoka 15:00 - 21:00 Link
11-Aug Kameoka Hozugawa River Firework Display Kameoka, Kyoto 19:30-20:30 Link
12-15 Aug Tokushima Awa Odori Festival Tokushima Station 18:00-23:00 Link
13-Aug Kanmon Straits Fireworks Festival Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi 19:40 Link
13-14 Aug Isesaki Festival Honmachi Street and Other Places, Gunma   Link
13-15 Aug Tottori Shanshan Festival JR Tottori Station, Tottori 13rd 17:00-20:00
14th 16:00-21:00
15th 19:00-21:00 
Link
14-15 Aug Ojima Neputa Festival Main Street of Ojima Shopping Street, Gunma 14:00-22:00 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 Okawabashi Bridge, Yoshinogawa River, Nara 14:00 - 21:00
Fireworks: 20:00 - 21:00
Link
15-Aug Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival Suwa City Kohan Park, Nagano 19:00 Link
16-Aug Gounokawa Matsuri Gotsu station, Shimane   Link
16-17 Aug The 12th Minato Mirai Bon Odori Dance Festival  Rinko Park, Yokohama 16:30-20:30 Link
17-Aug Kumano Fireworks Festival Kumanoshi Station, Mie 19:10-21:30 Link
24-25 Aug Noboribetsu Jigoku Matsuri Gokuraku Street & Hell Valley, Noboribetsu Onsen   Link
24-Aug Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival Miyajima off shore from the O-torii Gate, Hiroshima 19:30 - 20:30 Link
24-Aug The 29th Doshin Tokachigawa Fireworks Obihiro City, Tokachi River, Hokkaido 19:00-19:45 Link
24-Aug Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival Marine Park, Yokohama 19:00-20:00 Link
24-25 Aug Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori  Koenji Station 17:00-20:00 Link
24-25 Aug Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi Festiva Omotesando Harajuku /Meiji Shrine / Yoyogi Park / NHK zelkova tree-lined street, Tokyo   Link
25-Aug Yokkaichi Fireworks Yokkaichi-shi Fuso, Mie   Link
31-Aug Akitakata Fireworks Festival Haji Dam Nodogoe Park, Hiroshima Opening 17:00 ~
Fireworks 19:30 ~
Link
31-Aug Omagari Fireworks Festival Omagari Station, Akita 18:50-20:30 Link
31 Aug - 1 Sep Tokyo Big Bon Odori Festival Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo   Link
07-Sep National New Year Fireworks Festival Kamisuwa Onsen Lake Suwa, Nagano 19:00-20:30 Link

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