(2019) Fireworks Festivals in Mie
The fireworks (hanabi) are undoubtedly the most famous highlights during summer. In several regions within Mie Prefecture fireworks festivals (hanabi taikai) will take place between July and September. How about enjoying the fireworks with various features in the area?
Below are the information about the 12 fireworks festivals in some regions, by chronological order. For more information, access Mie Tourism Association’s homepage: https://www.kankomie.or.jp/season/detail_56.html
*Contact in Japanese only.
Dai 67-kai Ise Jingu Hounou Zenkoku Hanabi Taikai
Date: July 13, 2019 (Saturday) 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Riverbank of Miyagawa (near Watarai Bridge)
One of the “Three Great Fireworks Festivals in Japan”. The hanabi masters selected from all over the country dedicates the fireworks to Ise’s night sky, the city of Gods.
*In case the event is not held due to weather conditions such as rain, typhoon, flooding, it will be rescheduled to 14 Sep (Saturday) or 15 Sep (Sunday). Check out the latest information about the event at the official homepage: http://www.city.ise.mie.jp/hanabi/
Ooyodogion Matsuri to Hanabi Taikai
Date: July 20, 2019 (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (fireworks from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
Location: Near the fishing port of Oyodo in Taki-gun Meiwa-cho
It is a traditional festival that lasted more than 260 years and is crowded with many visitors every year. On the day of the festival, a spectacular fireworks festival will be held in the evening, raising the atmosphere of the festival.
*Will be postponed in case of bad weather
Contact information: 0596-52-0055 (Meiwa-machi Kanko Kyokai)
Number for the confirmation on the day of the event: 0596-55-4077 (Narihara Kaikan)
Dai 64-kai Toba Minato Matsuri
Date: July 26, 2019 (Friday) 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (fireworks from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
Location: Near Toba Marine Terminal
A festival of fireworks overlooking the sea and the skies of Toba Bay. Enjoy a fantastic landscape caused by the lights of the fireworks and cruise ships reflected in the sea waters. There will also be stalls for food and drinks, etc., which will open late in the afternoon.
* It will be postponed in case of bad weather
Official URL : http://r.goope.jp/tobaminatofes).
Contact information: 0599-25-1373 (Toba Minato Matsuri Executive Committee)
Dai 68-kai Tsu Hanabi Taikai 2019
Date: July 27, 2019 (Saturday) 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Coast of Akogiura in Tsu
The consecutive fireworks launched from ships are one of the great attractions of this fireworks festival. Enjoying the fireworks while sitting on the beach sand and feeling the smell of the tide is one of the great summer traditions of Tsu city, it is beloved by local residents and people from neighboring cities.
* In case of bad weather, it will be rescheduled to July 28 (Sunday) or July 29 (Monday)
* Contact Information: 059-229-3234 (Office of the Executive Committee of Tsu Taikai)
Number for the confirmation on the day of the event: 0180-99-3838
Kuwana Suigou Hanabi Taikai
Date: July 27, 2019 (Saturday) 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Shores of Ibigawa
The display starts by the launch of thousand of consecutive fireworks, and the ones called “suichuhanabi” and “niagara” showing all their beauty in the night sky. During the event, the size and the bang of “nishakuhanabi”, one of the largest in Tokai region, are a stunning display because it seems like raindrops are falling on people’s head.
* In case of cancellation due to bad weather, the event will be rescheduled to the 28th (Sunday).
Number for the confirmation on the day of the event: 0180-995-987
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Nabarigawa Noryo Hanabi Taikai
Date: July 27, 2019 (Saturday) 7:50 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Shores of Nabarigawa Shinmachi and Kurokawa district
About 5,000 fireworks will be launched to send out the vigor of Nabari city. Have good Nabari summer memories and enjoy the fireworks spreading it’s sparkle and sound throughout the night sky!
* In case of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled to the 28th (Sunday).
Contact information: 0595-63-9148 (Nabari Tourism Association)
Official URL: http://www.kankou-nabari.jp/
Hisai Hanabi Matsuri
Date: August 3, 2019 (Saturday) 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (fireworks from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
Location: Hisai garrison of the Self-Defense Land Forces in the city of Tsu
The location of the event is near the launch of the fireworks, which will be released to the skies along with musical presentation. Do not miss the grand finale!
* In case of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled to August 4 (Sunday).
Contact information: 059-255-8851 (Hisai Hanabi Taikai Executive Committee)
Official URL: http://hisai-hanabi.com
Number for the confirmation on the day of the event: 0180-99-3354
Dai 25-kai Ureshino Ookin Matsuri
Date: August 3, 2019 (Saturday) 5:00 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. (fireworks starts at 9:00 p.m. and lasts about 5 minutes)
Location: Parking in front of Ureshino Ground
The Ookin Matsuri is held in Mie-ken Matsusaka-shi Ureshino-cho with the theme “Thank you, Ookin”, where families can have fun with mikoshi, bon odori, little zoo, etc. The fireworks will be launched at the end of the event.
* Contact information: 0598-48-3804 (Ureshino Ookin Matsuri Executive Committee)
Kumano Oohanabi Taikai 2019
Date: August 17, 2019 (Friday) 7:10 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Shichirimi Plage
It is the largest street summer tradition in Kumano, where 10.000 fireworks are launched, with Yoshino- Kumano National Park’s Onigajo as a background and several illustrations are exhibited toward the open sea.
*Check out information about the event condition, parking lot and paid VIP seats at the following link
* The final decision whether the event will be held or postponed will be announced on the official homepage or confirm by phone from 6 am on the day of the event
Official URL: http://www.kumano-kankou.info/kumano-fireworks/
Inquiries: 0597-89-0100 (Kumano Tourism Association)
Kameyama-shi Sekijuku Noryo Hanabi Taikai
Date: August 17, 2019 (Saturday) 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Shores of Suzukagawa (West Seki Fire Department)
Do not miss the launch of 2,000 fireworks and its great variety! Watching the fireworks and the scenery by the river and the mountains is a must see! There will also be many shop stalls on site!
* In case of rain, it will be rescheduled to 18 (Sunday), 24 (Saturday) or 25 (Sunday) in August.
Contact information: 0595-97-8877 (Kameyama City Tourism Association)
*Official URL: http://kameyama-yeg.jp/hanabi/
Dai 32-kai Yokkaichi Hanabi Taikai
Date: August 25, 2019 (Sunday) 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Yokkaichi-shi Fuso Ryokuchi Park
With the industrial zone of the city as a background on the night scenery and launching of fireworks in 3 barges. The launch of fireworks with musical themes are also spectacular!
* There will be no parking. Use public transportation (train, bus, etc.).
15min walk from JR Tomida Station / 25min walk from Tomida Station from Kintetsu
* In case of cancellation due to bad weather, it will be rescheduled to September 1st (Sunday).
Contact information: 059-354-8405 (Executive Committee of Yokkaichi Hanabi Taikai)
Number for the confirmation on the day of the event: 0180-991-354
Suzuka Genki Hanabi Taikai 2019
Date: September 14, 2019 (Saturday) 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (fireworks starting at 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Beach and Shiroko Shinko Ryokuchi Park
Beginning with the continuous release of hanabis “isshakudama” (spherical type 30cm in diameter), about 4,000 fireworks will color the skies. At the end will be a show, fireworks will be launched under the waters.
* There will be no parking. Use public transportation (train, bus, etc.).
10min walk from JR Shiroko Station / 15min walk from Kintetsu Tsuzumigaura Station
Contact information: 090-7306-5300 (Suzuka Hanabi Executive Committee)