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Omagari Hanabi

One of Japan's Top Fireworks Festivals

Venue: Omono Riverside Ryokuchi Athletic Park When: Saturday - Aug 31st 2024

Described by Lonely Planet as Japan's Olympics of fireworks, the Omagari Hanabi has a history spanning more than a century. The best pyrotechnicians from around the country gather in the city of Daisen, Akita Prefecture, to show off their skills with an array of incredible firework displays set to music.

The overall winner of the event receives the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award, which is only given at one other fireworks event – the Tsuchiura Fireworks Festival in Ibaraki.

The event draws in hundreds of thousands of spectators each year, so anticipate crowds if you plan to attend.

Getting there

The event takes place around 30 minutes on foot from JR Omagari Station, served by the Akita Shinkansen, the Ōu Main Line, and the Tazawako Line.

For those who opt to drive, take the Omagari Interchange on the Akita Expressway. On-site parking is available but is limited, so visiting via public transport is recommended.

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Kian Meng Lee 5 months ago
Hi I will like to know which week of August in 2024? I need to book book air tickets from my country. Thank you very much. I am a BIG Fan of Hanabi.
Kim Author 4 months ago
31st August 2024 is the date :)

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