Date: October 6th, 2012 (Saturday)
Location: Along the Sakuragawa River in Tsuchiura City (Near Gakuen Ohashi Bridge)
Tsuchiura Fireworks Festival, along with Omagari (Akita) and Nagaoka (Niigata) can be counted as the three biggest firework festivals in all of Japan. Bringing in first-class firework artisans from all over the country, one can enjoy beautiful and artistic fireworks at the Tsuchiura Fireworks Festival. Started in 1925 as a way to commemorate members of the Kasumigaura Naval Air Corps who died and to promote local shopping areas, the Tsuchiura Fireworks Festival turned into a festival where firework masters could compete against one another in 1946. Nowadays, the number of kinds of fireworks has expanded dramatically, and you will be able to see all of them here! The firework masters who take part in the Tsuchiura Fireworks Festival bring only the most prominent fireworks, and this festival will surely be called the best in Japan!
■ By Car:
From Tokyo- 10 minutes from the Sakura-Tsuchiura IC exit
From Fukushima- 10 minutes from the Tsuchiura-Kita IC exit
■ By Train:
30 minutes walk from JR Joban Line Tsuchiura Station’s West Exit, or 10 minutes by shuttle departing from Tsuchiura Station’s East Exit.
*Please note, due to the high amount of traffic in the area, times are not exact