Photo: Photo by Jim Strasma on Unsplash

Sendai Tanabata Fireworks Festival

Eye in the sky summer fireworks

Photo: Photo by Jim Strasma on Unsplash
Venue: Sendai Nishi Park When: Early Aug 2021
Notice: The dates for this event are not yet confirmed. This page will be updated once the official date(s) are announced by the event organizers. Please check the official event site for the latest info.

The Sendai Tanabata Fireworks Display is a popular tradition with local residents and tourists alike. Approximately 16,000 fireworks are set off from the shores of the Hirose River which flows through central Sendai. The area is easily accessed via Hirosedori or Kotodaikoen subway station and a 10 minute walk. Or take a leisurely 30 minute stroll through the shopping arcades from JR Sendai Station.

The most popular spot for viewing (if you can fight off the crowds!) is Nishi Koen (West Park). The fireworks show is a medium-sized display which is complimented by festival stalls frequented by couples and friends wandering about in yukata (cotton kimono).

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Elena Lisina a year ago
Sendai is my favorite city so far! Hope to see Tanabata Matsuri of Sendai sme day.
Justin Velgus 5 years ago
Catchy music made this fun to watch.