Sukagawa Shakadogawa River Fireworks Festival

Sukagawa Shakadogawa River Fireworks Festival

One of the largest scale events in the prefecture, this fireworks show features stunning firework displays, a hanabi-e-maki performance which combines music and fireworks, and displays from firework masters throughout Japan. Around 10,000 fireworks can be enjoyed during this 1.5 hour event.

Venue Details

Venue Details
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Sukagawa Shakadogawa Fireworks Festival Planning Committee (Sukagawa City Tourism Division)

(+81) 248-88-9144

Best Season
  • Summer
ParkingAvailable (Free for up to 3,000 cars at temporary parking around venue)
Related infoDate:
August 22, 2020 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

Paid Seating Available:
Round tables (Reservation necessary): 1 table (4 seats) 11,000 yen
Chair seating (non-reserved): 2,200 yen per seat (2,000 yen in advance)

Please note traffic restrictions will be in place around venue starting at 3:00 PM
Access Details
AccessFireworks launched from riverbed in front of JR Sukagawa Station (Sukagawa Citizens' Sports Plaza)
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Getting there

By Car: 5 min drive from the Sukagawa I.C. exit off the Tohoku Expressway

By Train: 5 min walk from Sukagawa Station (JR Tohoku Main Line)


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