The Shinano River, the largest river in Japan, is the stage for hundreds of enormous fireworks to light up the night sky.
You are sure to be amazed by the succession of large-scale fireworks, so vast that you cannot take them all in, including Nagaoka’s famous “Shô-Sanjakudama,” which burst into large flowers of 650 meters in diameter, and the “Phoenix carrying the Prayer’s for Restoration,” which are around 2km in length, a scale unmatched by anywhere else in Japan.
At a glance, this may seem like a brilliant fireworks display, but the Nagaoka Festival started on August 1, 1945, as “The festival for Restoration from War Devastation,” in order to pray for the souls of those lost in the Nagaoka air raids and for the restoration of Nagaoka. This is why the current fireworks display always takes place on August 2/3 every year.
The Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Show is a display where each firework carries the prayers for souls to rest in peace, for the restoration of the area, and for peace in general.
|Event Dates||Every year on August 2/3|
|Event Details||Cancelled this year.|
|Location (venue)||Shinano River near the Chousei Bridge|
|Address||Okamura-machi, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata|
|Price||Paid seating available
*Please see the Nagaoka Fireworks Festival official website for information on the types of paid seating.
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.