Have you ever seen a display of fireworks in a Japanese traditional fireworks festival? I have been in a fireworks festival only for one time several years ago, and the beautiful fireworks displaying in the sky is still in my mind until now. Talking about the fireworks festival, the first imagination comes to your mind must be the hot summer days and the beautiful Japanese girls in Yukata. Of course, fireworks festival is usually held in summer days, but the beautiful fireworks display in winter may also give you some warmness in the cold days. Today, I will introduce you some popular fireworks festivals near Tokyo in 2016, and if you have a plan to travel Japan this winter, let’s enjoy the festivals together and feel the atmosphere of the cold but cool winter under a sky with beautiful fireworks.


1.Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks 2016

With the Rainbow bridge and Tokyo Tower as background, the fireworks display on the Odaiba sky is especially beautiful and brilliant. And this grand winter sky is about to be decorated with a dynamic display and neon lights that will certainly kill your eyes.

Event: Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks 2016

Date: 1st , 8th , 15th , 22th of Dec (4 rounds); **may be cancelled for bad weather**

Time: Start from 1900 for 10mins

Address: Odaiba Seaside Park, from “Statue of Liberty” open sea

Access: by the Rinkai Line to Tokyo Teleport Station (west Odaiba) or Kokusai-Tenjijo Station (east Odaiba), or by the Yurikamome Line loop to Odaiba-Kaihin-Koen stations.

Phone: 03-5564-1201 (0900-1700)

Official Website:http://www.tokyo-odaiba.net/en/rainbow/hanabi2016.html



2. Atami Sea Fireworks 2016

Atami sea fireworks event is being held from 1952 and the 65th year is met in 2016. Atami Bay is recognized as the best fireworks location in Japan, because of it 3-sides face to the mountain, and that creates the most spectacular scenery when fireworks display on the sky. The fireworks display held in different time for the 4 seasons. This time we are going for the winter season.

Event: Atami Sea Fireworks 2016

Date: 4th , 11th , 18th , of Dec

Time: 20:20~20:45

Address: Atami Bay ( Higashikaigancho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka, 413-0012, Japan)

Access: 15 min. by walk from JR Atami Station

Phone: 0557-85-2222 (Atami City Tourist Association)

Official Website: http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/index.html (Japanese only)



3.Winter Vista Illumination

Showa Memorial Park located at Tachikawa hold illumination and fireworks shows every winter. The illuminations are held in the area around the park’s Tachikawa entrance. Trees and pathways are covered with colorful LED lights, and the colors changed with the background music.

Event: Winter Vista Illumination 2016

Date: 3rd (Sat) to 25th (Sat) Dec

Illumination Time: 1700-2100 (last admission 2050)

Address: Showa Memorial Park ( Midori-chou 3173, Tachikawa-shi,Tokyo )

Access: JR Tachikawa Station walk for 10mins; JR Nishi-Tachikawa Station Walk for 2mins; Tama-monorail – Tachikawa-kita Station walk for 8mins

Phone: 042-528-1751

Fee: Adult 410Yen; Child 80Yen; 65 or older 210yen (please provide certificate)

Official Website: http://www.showakinen-koen.jp/guide-english/schedule-english/

Reference: Winter fireworks display from 23rd to 25th of Dec; 2010~5mins
**postpone to the next day if rain**



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