Festivals & Events
Omagari Fireworks Festival 大曲の花火
Tohoku's largest fireworks extravaganza is also a national competition
Witness breathtaking fireworks explode above accompanied by stories and music, which brings the show of light and sound together in a friendly festival setting at the end of August in the Yokote area . Pyrotechnicians compete for the Prime Minister's Prize.
Even better, the show is free.
- Keeping your own scorecard on the competition
- Seeing the modern masters of pyrotechnics time their fireworks to music
How to Get There
Omagari Station is accessible via the Akita Shinkansen, Ou Main Line, and Tazawako Line, followed by a walk or bus or taxi ride.
The venue is clearly signposted from Omagari Station. On foot from the station takes about 30 minutes or less by taxi. If you wish to go by car, please be aware that there are a limited number of parking spaces that are available only with pre-purchased tickets.
Compete for the champion
With more than 760,000 spectators each year, this spectacular, free fireworks display doubles as Japan's National Firework Competition. Pyrotechnicians from across the country come to compete to be Champion of the Fireworks.
Each competitor has the chance to dazzle the spectators and the competition committee before the final at the end of August.
Up-to-the-minute details of the festival can be found at the official website .