Kumano Fireworks Festival 熊野大花火大会

Kumano Fireworks Festival
Kumano Fireworks Festival

Sit alongside the water and take in a show of flashing light and booming sound

The Kumano Fireworks Festival, held every August 17, takes place at the perfect summer locale: the beach. After a day checking out the sights around Shichiri Mihama Beach , take in this fantastic fireworks show, a 300-year festival presented as part of the local Obon festivities.

Don't Miss

  • Boats firing a volley of explosive fireworks into the night sky
  • The festive beachside atmosphere

How to Get There

The beach where the event takes place can be accessed by train plus a short walk.

Take the JR Kisei Main Line to Kumanoshi Station, then stroll south across the Ido River and onto the beach. If you're traveling by car, keep in mind that some roads are closed for the show and you may get stuck in traffic. Parking may also be difficult to find.

Buses and trains from larger cities like Nagoya Castle , Kyoto and Osaka can take between four to five hours.

An annual summer event anticipated by the whole community and visitors alike

The highlights of the two-hour show, which begins at around 7 p.m., are when two boats launch a barrage of fireworks into the air, and the brilliant pyrotechnic display from the Onigajo rock formation out in the water. If you want to guarantee a spectacular view, reserved seating is available for a small fee.

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