Okutama Noryo Fireworks Festival [Cancelled]

A blast of colour in the mountains of Tokyo

By Sleiman Azizi    - 1 min read
Venue: Mt Atago When: Saturday - Aug 8th 2020, 7:45pm - 8:20pm

Cancelled event

It has been reported this event is cancelled for the current year — please check the official site for more details.

Last updated: Jun 29, 2020

The annual Okutama Noryo Fireworks Festival will once again be held in mid-August.

Unlike the fireworks shows of central Tokyo and their urban nightscapes, the Okutama Noryo Fireworks Festival captivates spectators with its simplicity and mountainous charm. While officially still a part of Tokyo, the rural atmosphere of Okutama offers a more traditionally memorable fireworks experience.

The 1,000 fireworks, released from the summit of Mt. Atago, have no city lights to compete with as the mountain skies offer the perfect backdrop to the show. The fireworks makes for a satisfying finish to a summer's day exploring the local area.

The fireworks are visible for free from almost anywhere around Okutama Station. However, seating for up to 4 people per tarpaulin space is available on the grounds of Hikawa Elementary School for ¥1,000. Please check the official website for more details.

Getting there

From Shinjuku, take the JR Chuo Line to Tachikawa Station and change there for the JR Ome Line until you reach Okutama Station.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

A Japanese Permanent Resident, I have over 400 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books written in a traditional Japanese style. I happen enjoy writing. Funny that...I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, Japan's never ending capital, so if you've anything to say about Tokyo - or Japan in general - don't be shy and contact with me via sleiman.azizi@japantravel.com

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