Summer Fireworks Festival Guide

The summer is long, hot and usually pretty sticky. Beat (or at least embrace) the heat in the way that the locals have done for centuries.

By heading down to the beach, seafront or riverside after dark to enjoy a summer festival rounded off with stunning fireworks display. You get extra points if you don a yukata and geta sandals, but if shirts and flip flops are more your thing, just go and drink in the sights and the atmosphere.

From late July, right through to the end of August there are fireworks festivals on just about every weekend, and on some weeknights too. Here’s our wrap up of the displays and festivals that pack a bang around the region.

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2019 Fireworks Festivals

Saturday, July 13

Thursday, July 15

Thursday & Friday, July 16 & 17

Saturday, July 20

Saturday, July 27

Monday, July 29

Thursday, August 1

Saturday, August 3

Sunday, August 4

Saturday, August 1o

Sunday, August 11

Monday, August 13

Wednsday, August 14

Thursday, August 15

Friday, August 16

Saturday, August 17

Saturday, August 24

Sunday, August 25

Saturday, August 31

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.