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Region
Chubu
Island
Honshu
Largest City
Shizuoka
Population
3,767,427

Fukuroi Enshu Fireworks Festival

Head to Fukuroi for the biggest fireworks fest in Shizuoka.

  • 2019 Dates: Aug. 10
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
It’s summertime in Japan so you know what that means: bring on the hanabi (fireworks)! Forget about the soaring temperatures and humidity for a while as you gaze at the lovely “fire flowers” (a literal translation of hanabi). If you happen to be in Shizuoka in summer, stop by the Fukuroi Enshu Fireworks Festival. It’s not all that far from Tokyo!

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Fukuroi city is sandwiched between Hamamatsu and Kakegawa in southwestern Shizuoka. This small city with a population of 87,000 is known for its premium crown melons, green tea, and ancient temples, including the famous Zen Buddhist temple, Kasuisai.

The city’s fireworks extravaganza coincides with the Obon holiday, usually celebrated mid-August. This makes the event the perfect destination for families and friends. It can also be quite a romantic hangout for couples. Every August, the city also hosts thousands of tourists who head out to see the 25,000 fireworks light up the sky from Haranoyagawa Shinsui Park.

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Fukuroi Enshu Fireworks Festival show

The two-hour-long show features star mine and Niagara fireworks, which resemble their namesake waterfall in North America, all set to background music. There’s also the “National Pyrotechnician Competition,” in which hanabishi (fireworks craftsmen and artists) from all over the country compete to impress the judges and captivate the audience with their originality and technical expertise.

Head to Fukuroi for some of the best fireworks in Shizuoka.

To get the best seat in the house and the least obstructed view of the fireworks show, you can pay for chairs or spots within the venue (see prices below). However, don’t let empty pockets stop you from enjoying the show!

The event is also free to the public, with seating venues in Melong Park, Onoda River Park, and other venues scattered around the main location. However, if you want to secure a good spot, you’ll need to arrive at least a few hours before the festival begins.

If you’re already thinking of heading to Fukuroi city for the fireworks festival, go early because there will be traffic jams. Also, don’t forget to pack a blanket, sunblock, water, snacks, bento, and chairs (if you need them).

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Things To Know

Hours and fees

In mid-August, typically from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. However, if rains on that day, the show will be postponed until the next day. Premium seat ¥5,000; block seat ¥4,000; park and ride seat ¥7,490; pair seats (for two people) ¥8,000; family seats (6 people): ¥20,000. Tickets go on sale from mid June at the Fukuroi City Tourist Association and other participating outlets.

Official sites

For more information, visit https://www.fukuroi-hanabi.jp/

How To Get There

Address

2402-56 Aino, Fukuroi-shi, Shizuoka-ken 437-0031, Japan

By train

Take the Tokaido bullet train from Tokyo Station to Kakegawa station (90 minutes). From Kakegawa station change to the Tokaido main line and get off at either Aino Station or Fukuroi Station. The festival venue is 20 minutes on foot from either station.

Where To Stay

Fukuroi Princess Hotel
  • Eirakucho 162 Fukuroi-Shi, Shizuoka 437-0014
  • 7.4/10
  • 2.2 km
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Hotel Fukuroi
  • Washizu 591-12 Fukuroi-Shi, Shizuoka 437-0017
  • 6.4/10
  • 2.3 km
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Kakegawa Station Hotel
  • Kamenoko 1-5-2 Kakegawa-Shi, Shizuoka 436-0028
  • 7.3/10
  • 6.7 km
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Kakegawa Business Hotel Ekinan-inn
  • Minami2-1-1 Kakegawa-Shi, Shizuoka 436-0029
  • 7.6/10
  • 6.7 km
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