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Oita Godo Tanabata

Explosive finale to Oita’s summer festival

By Nguyễn Hà Nguyên    - 1 min read
Venue: The Oita River bank near Benten-ohashi Bridge When: Early - Mid Aug 2022

Oita Godo Shimbun Fireworks display is Oita City’s most popular fireworks performance. Held on the last day of the Oita Tanabata Festival - one of the largest summer festivals in the prefecture – the fireworks are a spectacular way to wrap up the summer celebrations. The fireworks take place at the Benten Ohashi Bridge on the Oita River. Watch in wonder at the soaring “fire flowers” reflected beautifully on the surface of the river. What makes Oita’s fireworks so pleasurable is the wide area from which to watch – spectators can relax on the green space on the banks of the river to watch the show. The great variety of fireworks synchronized with music are a crowd pleaser. Approximately 6000 shots are planned every year, lighting up the night sky of the prefecture's capital. Viewing is free from the river bank, but paid admission to the best seats is available through the Oita Godo Shinbun newspaper office.

Getting there

The riverbank is 20 minutes on foot from JR Oita Station.

Alternatively, 10 minutes by taxi from the JR Hitoyo Main Line, Oita Station.

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Kim 2 years ago
Beautiful! So many fireworks events to enjoy at this time of year.
Kim 2 years ago
Haha! It's definitely a unique approach - but the beauty distracts me from the hot and humid weather!