Fukushima Fireworks Festival

Fukushima Fireworks Festival

The Fukushima Fireworks Festival is something of a local pride in Fukushima City. Around 8,000 fireworks of a huge variety of explode against the night sky. The firework line-up even includes fireworks that are specifically designed for things such as warding away evil, and granting wishes!

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://fukushima-guide.jp/event/
Contact

Fukushima City Tourism & Convention Association

(+81) 24-563-5554

Best Season
  • Summer
Related infoThe fireworks festival is usually held between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM at the end of July. Check the Fukushima Guide website for more details.
Access Details
AccessFukushima City, Fukushima Pref.
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Getting there

Shuttle bus is usually made available from JR Fukushima Station between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM

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