kobe fireworks

Red, blue, yellow and white—fireworks lighting up the night sky in the Kansai area.

You can enjoy relaxed Japanese summer festival atmosphere that comes with fireworks,  people dressed in yukata and streets lined by food and game stalls.

Fireworks festivals are on nearly every week from late July through August.

Jul 14 @ 20:00 – 21:00 Inukami river bank
Takanomiya Noryo Fireworks festival is the first fireworks of the year in Shiga. It announces the coming of summer in the east side of Lake Biwa A number of fireworks : 4,000 Date : 14 JUL Hours : 20:00 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access : 20-minute walk from Minami-Hikone station on the JR Tokaido…
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Sakuranomiya Park
Enjoy the sight of 100 ships with bonfires under the fireworks. It’s the festival with the biggest number of spectators in the Kansai area. A number of fireworks : 5,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 60-m (Size-2.5) Date : 25 JUL Hours : 19:30 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access : JR Sakuranomiya Station…
Jul 27 @ 19:30 – 20:45 Himeji Port
About 5,000 colorful fireworks are launched from the boats 300 meters away from the view point.  The water starmine is beautiful and, Shakudama (10-sized) fireworks are dynamic. A number of fireworks : 5,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 320-m (Size-10) Date : JUL 27 Hours : 19:30 to 20:45 Access : 25-minute walk from…
Jul 27 @ 19:45 – 20:30 Shioashiya Beach
Visitors can enjoy various stage events and food stalls under the sun, and after sunset, A unique and novel fireworks displayed over the Beach will color the summer night sky brilliantly. A number of fireworks : 6,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 130-m (Size-4) Date : 27 JUL Hours : 19:45 to 20:30 Access…
Jul 28 @ 20:00 – 21:00 Wakayama Port, Nakafuto, Nishihama
A fireworks festival in Wakayama City, Wakayama Pref. It was started in order to pray for the port’s safety, and also to bring interest to the port itself. A number of fireworks : 3,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 320-m (Size-10) Date : 28 JUL Hours : 20:00 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access…
Aug 1 @ 20:00 – 21:00 KOKYU COUNTRY CLUB, Osaka
One of the biggest fireworks festivals in the world with 85,000 fireworks. It is a very unusual festival as it is a religious event of the Church of Perfect Liberty (PL). A number of fireworks : 10,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 320-m (Size-10) Date : 1 AUG Hours : 20:00 to 21:00 Fee…
Aug 3 @ 19:30 – 20:30 Kobe Meriken Park
A festival where you can see a collaboration of Kobe’s beautiful night view and the colorful fireworks shoot up from the bay in front of Kobe Meriken Park. A number of fireworks : 15,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 320-m (Size-10) Date : 3 AUG Hours : 19:30 to 20:30 Fee : Free Access:…
Aug 5 @ 19:30 – 20:30 Nagahama Port
The fireworks not only shoot up into the sky but also side to side above Lake Biwa. A gigantic, golden willow firework will take your breath away. The fireworks mirrored in the lake is also beautiful. A number of fireworks : 10,000 Date : 5 AUG Hours : 19:30 to 20:30 Fee : Free Access…
Aug 8 @ 19:30 – 20:30 Otsu Port, Nagisa Park
A festival that will be held at Lake Biwa, the heart of Shiga Pref.  With 10,000 fireworks and gigantic fireworks being the main attraction. A number of fireworks : 10,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 320-m (Size-10) Date : 8 AUG Hours : 19:30 to 20:30 Fee : Free Access: Otsu station or Zeze…
Aug 10 @ 19:40 – 20:40 Yodogawa River
A festival held at the Yodogawa river near Osaka station, with 10,000 fireworks and star-mines (a rapid-fire series of fireworks) A number of fireworks : 10,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 320-m (Size-10) Date : 10 AUG Hours : 19:40 to 20: Fee : Free Location : The riverbed between Shin-midosuji, Yodogawa Tekkyo and…
Aug 10 @ 20:00 – 21:00 Shirarahama Beach
The Shirahama Fireworks Festival is very gorgeous. Thousands of fireworks are lit from the ocean right in front of the beach allowing for a great view. The 1,000-meter long Niagara Falls fireworks launched off Shirarahama Beach is absolutely stunning. A number of fireworks : 3,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 320-m (Size-10) Date :…
Aug 11 @ 19:30 – 20:30 Oigawa-ryokuchi Park
You can see very artistic fireworks, such as ones with special commendations. Paid seats are available. A number of fireworks : 8,000 Date : 11 AUG Hours : 19:30 to 20:30 Fee : Free Access: Kameoka station on JR (15 mins walk)Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter…
Aug 15 @ 20:00 – 21:00 Okawahashi riverbed
A festival popular for the very entertaining fireworks and laser beams collaborating with music. A number of fireworks : 4,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 240-m (Size-7) Date : 15 AUG Hours : 20:00 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access: Gojo station on the JR Wakayama Line (10mins walk)Share this:Click to share on Facebook…
Aug 17 @ 19:20 – 20:20 On the banks of Inagawa River
A festival held together by Ikeda City, Osaka Pref. and Kawanishi City, Hyogo Pref. A number of fireworks : 4,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 130-m (Size-4) Date : 17 AUG Hours : 19:20 to 20:20 Fee : Free Access: Ikeda station or Kawanishi Noseguchi station on Hankyu Railway (10mins walk), Kawanishi Ikeda station…
Aug 24 @ 19:30 – 20:30 Kamitsu Ohashi
A festival that can be seen from Itami Airport. You can see exhibition fireworks and also the golden willow fireworks. A number of fireworks : 3,500 The largest diameter of fireworks : 130-m (Size-4) Date : 24 AUG Hours : 19:30 to 20:30 Fee : Free Access: Itami station on JR (10mins walk), Itami station…
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Sakuranomiya Park
Enjoy the sight of 100 ships with bonfires under the fireworks. It’s the festival with the biggest number of spectators in the Kansai area. A number of fireworks : 5,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 60-m (Size-2.5) Date : 25 JUL Hours : 19:30 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access : JR Sakuranomiya Station…
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Sakuranomiya Park
Enjoy the sight of 100 ships with bonfires under the fireworks. It’s the festival with the biggest number of spectators in the Kansai area. A number of fireworks : 5,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 60-m (Size-2.5) Date : 25 JUL Hours : 19:30 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access : JR Sakuranomiya Station…
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Sakuranomiya Park
Enjoy the sight of 100 ships with bonfires under the fireworks. It’s the festival with the biggest number of spectators in the Kansai area. A number of fireworks : 5,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 60-m (Size-2.5) Date : 25 JUL Hours : 19:30 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access : JR Sakuranomiya Station…