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Greatest Fireworks Festivals in October

It’s Not Only for Summer! 5 Greatest Fireworks Festivals in October 2016

Did you miss all the fireworks events in summer? Don’t worry! There are plenty of fireworks events scheduled in autumn. Here is the 5 fireworks festivals held in October around Tokyo.

#1. Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition – Ibaraki

Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition - Ibaraki

Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition is known as one of the biggest fireworks competition in Japan where pyrotechnics from all over the country come to compete their techniques. The wide starmines that are presented by committee will be launched around 7pm, and you will enjoy the big flower in the night sky.

Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition

Venue: At Sakuragawa Riverside (Gakuen Ohashi area) , Sanoko, Tsuchiura-City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Access: 10-minute by shuttle bus from JR Tsuchiura Station

Date/Time:  October 1st, 2016  6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Visitors: 750,000 people

Phone: 029-826-1111

Website: Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition


#2. Konosu Fireworks Festival – Saitama

Konosu Fireworks Festival - Saitama

This festival started in 2002 organized by Youth Division of Konosu City Chamber of Commerce and Industry aiming at revitalization of the city, and has been organized by them every year since then. This starmine is called “Phoenix Dance (鳳凰乱舞)”, as it is so beautiful and dynamic as if phoenix is dancing. The highlight of the event is the starmine with  “4 shakudama (4尺玉)” and “shakudama” launched, which is the finale of this event.

Konosu Fireworks Festival

Venue:  1073-1 Nukata, Kounosu City, Saitama Prefecture
*At Nukata Playground and bank of Arakawa river

Access: 20 minutes by walk from JR Kounosu Station

Date/Time: October 8th, 2016  6:00 PM~
*If it rains, it will be postponed to 9th

Visitors: 600,000 people

Phone: 048-543-1634

Website: Konosu Fireworks Festival


#3. 2016 Kita-ku Fireworks Festival – Tokyo

2016 Kita-ku Fireworks Festival - Tokyo

This Fireworks show is organized by private sectors of Kita ward, Tokyo. Fall festival at the local shopping area, small music live show and jazz live are scheduled before and after the fireworks, so you can enjoy the whole day here! This local resident led fireworks show is perfect for family and couple as it won’t be as crowded as other summer shows.

Kita-ku Fireworks Festival

Venue: 5-41-2 Shimo, Kita-ku, Tokyo
*At Iwabuchisuimon and bank of Arakawa river

Access: 20 minutes by walk from Tokyo Metro Akabane-Iwabuchi Station

Date/Time: October 8th, 2016 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Visitors: 50,000

Website: Kita-ku Fireworks Festival


#4. Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival – Kanagawa

Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival - Kanagawa

There are 2 big fireworks events in this area, but by far, this one is more popular than one in summer for its scale. The view of 3,000 fireworks launched above Enoshima is spectacular! You should not miss their extra-large 2 shakudama (2尺玉), which become 480m in diameter in the sky. Oh, do not forget to bring your jacket, it might get cold as it is scheduled in the middle of October.

Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival

Venue: Katasekaigan, Nishihama, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Access: 2 minutes by walk from Odakyu Enoshima line Katase Enoshima Station

Date/Time:October 15th, 2016  6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Visitors: 65,000

Phone: 0466-22-4141

Website: Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival


#5. Narita Fireworks Festival in Inbanuma – Chiba

Narita Fireworks Festival in Inbanuma - Chiba

At this Narita Fireworks display, about 10,000 fireworks will be launched and light up the autumn sky of Inbanuma.There is almost 100,000 spectators every year to enjoy this audience participating fireworks display. This is probably the only fireworks display that audience can participate, and this unique style won good design award in 2010. You will also enjoy the collaboration of beautiful fireworks and fantastic music here.

Narita Fireworks Festival in Inbanuma

Venue: Narita New Town Sport Square, Narita City, Chiba Prefecture

Access: There will be special shuttles for this event from JR Narita Station

Date/Time: October 15th, 2016   7:00 PM~

Visitors: 120,000

Phone: 0476-29-5553

Website: Narita Fireworks Festival in Inbanuma


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