With so many fireworks festivals, it may be difficult to decide on which one to go to. My recommendation is the Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival held right near the harbor of Yokohama. There are so many ways to enjoy this beautiful festival—below are 4 extra unique ways to get the best out of the event.
If you are looking for an unforgettable fireworks experience this summer and you’re in Osaka, check out the PL Art of Fireworks festival!
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It may only be the end of June as I write this, but already, rainy season is ending, the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the beer gardens are calling to me. Yes, dear readers and friends, summer is here in Osaka.
There is a Great fireworks festival in the middle of August which is huge. The small city of Suwa, with a population of roughly 50,000 people, often has an influx of 500,000 visitors during this festival. Then, in the beginning of September, there is the Shin-saku or “experimental” fireworks festival.
Hanabi (Japanese writing: 花火) is among my favorite words. It means fireworks, but literally translated it actually means flowers of fire. When they say Japanese words are ideograms, images that render an object or action, hanabi is the perfect example to bring up.
It’s amazing how approximately 7,000 fireworks festivals are performed in Japan during its short summer. The festival is a beautiful summer tradition where local residents dressed up in colorful yukata (casual cotton kimono) and enjoyed the famous short-lived beauty with friends and family.
Summer in Japan is an amazingly festive season full of festivals, shopping discounts, and holidays. But perhaps one of the most iconic things in a Japanese summer is the fireworks display.
Tanabata Festivals are held in the summer throughout Japan. The date varies by region of the country, with the first festivals begin on July 7. The one in Sendai celebrating on August 7 annually is the largest representing Tohoku region, boasting 400-year tradition.
When is the best time to visit Japan? I would say at the time when the sun above is shining its brightest rays and the sound of cicadas is echoing all over the city. It will always be during summer that Japan brings its warmest welcome for those who want to pay a visit to the land of the rising sun.