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July 2017

Shaun the Sheep Exhibition

July 15 - August 27
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum,
2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan

The Shaun the Sheep Exhibition:  An Aardman Animations 40th Anniversary Event Admission Adult ¥1200 High School & College ¥1000 Under Junior High ¥600 © Aardman 2016

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Akiko Hayashi Picture Book Exhibition

July 15 - August 27
Hiroshima Museum of Art,
3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan
Akiko Hayashi Picture Book Exhibition

Akiko Hayashi was born in Tokyo in 1945. She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Yokohama National University, after which she began working as a magazine illustrator. Her first children's book, Hajimete no Otsukai (Mii-chan's First Errand), was published in 1973. Since then she has become one of Japan's leading picture book illustrators and authors, receiving numerous awards including the Ehon Nippon National Picture Book Award and the Sankei Jido Shuppan Children's Publishing Bunka Award Open: 09:00-17:00 (until…

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AQUARIUM by Naked

July 29 - August 29
NTT Cred Hall,
Naka-ku, Motomachi 6-8
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-001 Japan
aquarium naked 3d projection

3D projection mapping exhibition in the NTT Cred Hall at the top of the Pacela shopping center could be a place to escape the heat this August. Open: 10:00-20:00 (final admission 16:30) Admission Adults ¥1000 High school & junior high school ¥700 Elementary school ¥500 "After 5" pair ticket ¥1800 (weekdays only) Combined ticket (includes Freaky Animals Exhibit) Adults ¥1600 High school & junior high school ¥1100 Elementary school and younger ¥800

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Buttondeiru Ikimono Freaky Animals Exhibition

July 29 - August 29
NTT Cred Hall,
Naka-ku, Motomachi 6-8
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-001 Japan
freaky animals exhibition

Sloths, lightning fast frogfish, hyper poisonous frogs creepy crawlies and more weird and wonderful creatures on display in the NTT Cred Hall on the 11th floor for Pacela during August. Open: 10:00:20:00 Admission: Adults ¥800 High school & junior high school ¥600 Elementary school and younger ¥500

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Free

Kure Fireworks Festival

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tsukiji-cho, Kure,
Tsukiji-cho
Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken 737-0822 Japan

An hour long fireworks display in which 5000 fireworks explode above the water and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force ships docked in the port of Kure decorated with lights. Access: 15 minutes walk from Kure JR Station.  

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Free

Hikari Fireworks Festival

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nijigahama Beach,
Nijigahama 2 Chome
Hikari-shi, Yamaguchi-ken 743-0022 Japan

View 3300 fireworks go off over the Seto Inland Sea from Nijigahama Beach in Hikari. Cancelled in the event of bad weather. Access: 5 minutes walk from Hikari JR Station

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¥200

Akiyoshidai Fireworks Festival

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Akiyoshidai,
Shuhouchou akiyoshi,
Mine, Yamaguchi-ken 754-0511 Japan

This fireworks and light show in the sky above Akiyoshidai's limestone karst landscape has 18oo blasts and attracts about 60,000 people. One draw is that if you arrive during the day, you can escape the heat in the 17°C limestone caves in the national park. Postponed until the following day in the event of bad weather. Admission: ¥200 (Under 16 free) Access: 43 minutes by bus from JR Shin-yamaguchi Station 25 minutes by bus from JR Mine Station 10 minutes…

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Free

Innoshima Suigun Fireworks Festival

July 29 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Habu Port,
Habu-cho, Innoshima
Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 722-2323 Japan

3000 bangs packed into 30 minutes with the waters of the Seto Inland Sea and shadows of the surrounding islands as a backdrop on the rural island of Innoshima. The whole display is packed into just half an hour, making for quite some impact. Two blasts selected by popular vote. This is quite far off the beaten track so should be a very local and fun event and international visitors are bound to turn a few heads as they wander…

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Free

Etajima Summer Festival & Fireworks

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JMSDF the First Service School,
Etajima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 737-2195 Japan

Summer festival with stalls, stages and bon odori dancing in the grounds of the Self Defence Force naval school on Etajima Island. Fireworks over the water from 8pm.

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August 2017
¥1700

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

August 1
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Hagi Summer Festival Fireworks

August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kikugahama Beach,
Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi-ken 758-0057 Japan

7000 fireworks over the Japan Sea off the coast of historic Hagi in Yamaguchi prefecture. Viewable from Hagi Port and the long, sandy Kikugahama Beach. These fireworks kick off a three day summer festival in Hagi. Postponed until August 4 in the event of rain.

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¥1700

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

August 2
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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¥1700

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers

August 3
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Free

Radiation Effects Research Foundation Open House

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 6, 2017
RERF,
5-2 Hijiyama Kouen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
RERF Open House English poster

The Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) based on top of Hijiyama took over from the somewhat controversial Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) in 1975. Every year they open the facility to the public for two days in August so people can get a look at what they do and to try to inspire children to get involved in the sciences. The Radiation Effects Research Foundation will be holding their annual Open House event on August 5th & 6th this year.…

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Free

Hamakko Summer Festival & Fireworks

August 5 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hamada Fishing Port,
Harai-cho
Hamada-shi, Shimane-ken 697-0017 Japan

Iwami kagura performances, street stalls, music and fireworks in Hamada. Fireworks: 20:30-21:15 Access: 10 minutes by bus from Hamada Station

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Free

Sumiyoshi-san Summer Festival

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 6, 2017
Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine,
5-10 Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0813 Japan

Sumiyoshi-san, along with the Tokasan and Ebessan festivals, is one of Hiroshima city's big three annual shrine festivals that have long histories. Sumiyoshi Shrines are dedicated to water gods and Sumiyoshi Shrine is located right next to the river in Sumiyoshi-cho on Route 2. It's a real local festival and the neighborhood streets are lined with the usual festival food and game stalls. Many people visit the shrine over the two days to pray for good health and good fortune.…

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Free

Masuda Suigousai Summer Festival

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Takatsu river estuary,
Takatsu
Masuda-shi, Shimane-ken Japan

A 3500-blast fireworks display is part of this summer festival in the port town of Masuda in Shiamne Prefecture which also includes traditional fishing boats decorated in lanterns and kagura performances. 18:00-22:00 Stalls 18:30-18:50 Shinto ceremony 19:00~ Fishing boats decorated with lanterns 20:05~ Fishing boats decorated with lanterns 20:00-20:40 Fireworks 20:40-22:00 Kagura performances Cancelled in the event of bad weather.

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Free

Lake Shinji-ko Fireworks, Matsue

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Shinji-ko,
Matsue-shi, Shimane-ken Japan

Matsue's annual Suigosai Festival climax with a gorgeous 10,000-blast fireworks displays which light up Shinjiko Lake silhouetting Yonegashima island against a blaze of color. The festival goes all day. Expect quite some congestion if driving.

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Free

Nishiki-gawa (Kintai-kyo Bridge) Mizu-no-Saiten Fireworks Festival

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Iwakuni Kintaikyo Bridge,
1 Iwakuni
Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi-ken Japan

Annual fireworks display held on the first Saturday of August each year with the dramatic backdrop of the Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni. 6000 blasts over an hour and a half. Most people view from the parking area along the side of the river. Kintai-kyo Bridge is closed to the public during the display. More pics from this fireworks festival.

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¥600

Lantern Floating Ceremony

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Motoyasu River,
1-1 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0811 Japan

Every year on the evening of August 6 thousands of people make their way to banks of the Motoyasu River that runs below the Atomic Bomb Dome , bordering the Peace Memorial Museum. Here they set colorful paper lanterns bearing personal appeals for peace and to, once more, commemorate those who lost their lives in the bombing, many of whom took their final painful breaths before succumbing to their injuries in this stretch of water. Everyone is welcome, and encouraged,…

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Gamba Osaka

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edion Stadium,
Hiroshima Kouiki-kouen, 5 Ozuka-nishi, Asa-Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3167 Japan
sanfrecce soccer fans at edion stadium in hiroshima

J League soccer action at Edion Stadium Hiroshima. Edion Stadium Seating Guide Tickets Seat Advance Gate Reserved seating SS Reserved ¥5300 ¥5900 SA Reserved ¥3700 ¥4300 Free seating Back stand (Adult) ¥2600 ¥3200 Back stand (6-18 years old) ¥1000 ¥1500 Home supporters' stand(Adult) ¥2100 ¥2600 Home supporters' stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000 Visitors' stand(Adult) ¥2100 ¥2600 Visitors' stand(6-18 years old) ¥500 ¥1000 Scroll down to this page to see photos of the view you will get from different sections of…

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Free

Yoshiwa Summer Festival & Fireworks

August 12 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Yoshiwa Ground,
737-2 Yoshiwa,
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 738-0301 Japan

Kagura and 2000 fireworks in the mountains of Hatsukaichi-shi. You get a good idea of what the festival is like from this Japanese cable news clip Fireworks: 21:00-21:30

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Free

Higashino Sumiyoshi Festival

August 13 @ 11:15 am - 8:45 pm
Shiramizu Port,
Osakikamijima-cho
Toyota-gun, Hiroshima-ken Japan

Seaside festival with traditional boat racing and other events. The boats lit with lanterns that reflect in the water around the port is said to look lovely. Fireworks 20:15-20:45

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Free

Yanai Goldfish Lantern Festival

August 13 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Yanai,
Chuo
Yanai-shi,

The route from Yanai Station to the Kanaya old quarter, with its many traditional white-walled storehouses, is decorated with over 2000 red and white paper goldfish lanterns are decorated in town. There are giant goldfish lantern floats, lantern dances, and, of course, a big fireworks display to round everything off. Fireworks: 20:45-21:00

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Free

Kanmon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival

August 13 @ 7:50 pm - 8:40 pm
From Aruka Port area to the entire Kanmon Kaikyo coast,
Shimonoseki, Hiroshima-ken Japan

Huge fireworks display over the channel that separates Honshu from Kyushu. 15,000 fireworks are set off from either side of the channel. Big displays also mean big crowds, and this one attracts a total of around 1.2 million viewers along the coastline! Access: 20 minutes walk from JR Shimonoseki Station East Exit 5 minutes by bus from JR Shimonoseki Station http://hanabi.moji-retro.com/

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