Kansai International Airport and New Chitose Airport Latest Updates

Due to the typhoon damage that occurred on September 4, 2018, Osaka’s Kansai International Airport has been temporarily closed. Additionally, New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido has also been put under restrictions due to the damage caused by the earthquake that occurred on September 6, 2018. There are also many rental car outlets which are closed temporarily. If you are preparing to travel soon, please be careful and check the details.

1、Kansai International Airport Status
2、New Chitose Airport Status
3、Information for those considering cancelling their travel plans



1. Kansai International Airport Status

Status Notes Last updated
Kansai International Airport 【KIX homepage】https://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en 2018/9/7
Nissan Rent a Car Closed until 10/8 2018/10/4
Toyota Rent a Car Reopens for business on 10/12. 2018/10/12
Times Car Rental Resuming Operations 2018/10/10
Nippon Rent a Car Closed until 10/6. Reopens for business at 8:00 AM on 10/7. 2018/10/5

 


2. New Chitose Airport Status
Note: If you already have a reservation during the following closure dates, your rental car reservation will be carried out as usual.

Status Remarks Last updated
New Chitose Airport Normal operation 【CTS homepage】http://www.new-chitose-airport.jp/en/ 2018/9/10
Nissan Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10
Nippon Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10
Toyota Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10
Budget Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10
Times Car Rental Normal operation 2018/9/10
Hokkaido Travel Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10
Car Rental Hokkaido Normal operation 2018/9/10
Honda Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10
Nikku Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10
Samurai Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10
NICONICO Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10
Family Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10
World Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10
Karaoke Rent a Car Normal operation 2018/9/10

 


3. Information for those considering cancelling their travel plans

※If you cancel your trip, please cancel your rental car reservation as well.
Cancellation form → https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/member/login
If you can’t cancel your reservation from the website, please contact ToCoo!
【Contact】 rc-cs@coo.ne.jp

 

<Caution> Although we try to post the latest and accurate information, we do not guarantee its completeness, accuracy, or usefulness. Please check the website of each company for accurate information.

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How to use the NEW ToCoo!『Hotel Plus!』Plan

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Did you know that ToCoo! isn’t just for rental cars? The brand new「Hotel Plus!」Plan is a unique plan from ToCoo! When you book your hotel and rental car reservation at the same time from ToCoo!, you can get up to 9,000 yen off of your rental car. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, this is a must-see!

~Table of Contents~
1. How to reserve the「Hotel Plus!」Plan
2. How to use the discounts
3. Important notes



1. How to reserve the「Hotel Plus!」Plan

① Go to the ToCoo! rental car reservation site and choose the「Hotel Plus!」plan from the “Choose Promotion” drop-down menu, and hit Search.

There is a link to the hotel reservation page on the rental car reservation completion screen, so you can move to the hotel reservation page from there.
※ If you want to make your hotel reservation later, you can also get to the hotel reservation screen from the Hotel Plus! plan page.

② Please select the hotel of your choice and make a reservation.
· The discount can be used at any hotel
· Please use the same email address as the one you used for your rental car reservation

③ After you complete the hotel reservation, ToCoo! will send you an email with details of the discount within 5 days, and then the process is finished.


2. How to use the discounts

◆Detailed conditions for discount applicability

Rental Period Car Class Discount Amount Discount Breakdown
5+ days Mini-van type car
SUV
9,000yen ToCoo! options: 4,000yen
Rental fee: 5,000yen
Other than the above 6,000yen ToCoo! options: 4,000yen
Rental fee: 2,000yen
4 days Mini-van type car
SUV
8,200yen ToCoo! options: 3,200yen
Rental fee: 5,000yen
Other than the above 5,200yen ToCoo! options:\3,200yen
Rental fee: 2,000yen
3 days Mini-van type car
SUV
7,400yen ToCoo! options: 2,400yen
Rental fee: 5,000yen
Other than the above 4,400yen ToCoo! options: 2,400yen
Rental fee: 2,000yen
2 days Mini-van type car
SUV
6,600yen ToCoo! options:\1,600yen
Rental fee: 5,000yen
Other than the above 3,600yen ToCoo! options: 1,600yen
Rental fee: 2,000yen

There are 2 kinds of discounts applied in the 「Hotel Plus!」plan.
ToCoo! options discount
You will get cash back on the ToCoo! options fee charged with the rental car reservation.
The discount will be automatically applied after you complete your trip.
Rental car fee discount
The discount coupon will be attached in the email ToCoo! will send you after your hotel reservation is completed. Please print the coupon out or bring it up on your smartphone screen and show it to the rental car outlet staff when you pick up the car.


3. Important notes

Please note that discounts will not be accepted in the following cases.
・If the hotel is reserved before the rental car
*If you have already made your hotel reservation, please contact us through our Inquiry Form. We will arrange the discount for you.
・If the email address used for the hotel reservation is different from the email address used for the rental car reservation
・If the discount email does not arrive within 5 days
*If the email address is entered incorrectly, there is a possibility that the discount will not be able to be applied. If you don’t receive the discount email within 5 days of hotel reservation completion, please contact us via the Inquiry Form.
・If you don’t show the coupon to the staff at the rental car outlet when you pick up the car (the discount cannot be applied after you have completed your trip)

That’s all!

Enjoy a great trip to Japan with ToCoo!

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NOW AVAILABLE! ToCoo! Snow Tire Plan

ToCoo! Snow Tire Plan now available! Reservations are available from the URL below.
Snow Tire Plan 2018

※Snow tires cannot be added as an option, and cannot be added to a reservation. Please make a reservation from the Snow Tire Plan. From November to April in Hokkaido and December to March in the Tohoku area, all cars reserved in heavy snow zones will have snow tires as standard equipment, so all available plans already have snow tires.

Winter Driving in Japan
1. Snowy areas and seasons
2. What are snow tires?
3. Driving on snowy roads
4. ToCoo! Snow Tire Plan


1. Snowy areas and seasons

Japan is long in the north and south, so depending on the region, the climate can be very different.
When you rent a car, you need to pay attention to the places and times you want to visit and reserve snow tires as necessary.

※All rental cars in areas with heavy snow consistently every year have snow tires equipped as standard, even without the snow tire plan.
Japan snow fall map

■ Heavy snow zone (area where snow is heavy during the winter, snow tires are standard equipment)
Snowfall estimate: November – April (Hokkaido), December – March (other than Hokkaido)
■ Moderate snow zone (snow falls several times during winter; snow tires may be necessary)
Snowfall estimate: December – March
■ Snow zone (possibility of snowfall once or twice a year; snow tires may be necessary)
Snowfall estimate: December – March
■ No-snow zone (area where snow does not fall)
※Even in areas where it does snow much, there is a high possibility of snowfall in mountain areas where the altitude is high.


2. What are snow tires?
SnowTire

A snow tire is a type of tire that can drive without slipping on snowy roads. Since the groove of the tire is deep and the rubber is soft, it is possible to drive even on a frozen road. But don’t let your guard down! It’s like driving on ice, so you need to always be cautious of sliding.


3. Driving on snowy roads

Warning ① Don’t speed
Warning ② Accelerate slowly and calmy
Warning ③ Be careful of sliding on curves
Warning ④ Put more distance than usual between you and other cars
Warning ⑤ Only change lanes if you need to
Warning ⑥ Even if you don’t see snow, be cautious of frozen roads (black ice)

Even if snow is not piled up on the road, it reflects light.
It seems like there is no snow at first glance and it seems to be dry, but this is because the road is frozen.
Be careful because you may slide more than on snow. Slow down for curves.
To stop, you need to use the brakes considerably earlier than usual.


4. ToCoo! Snow Tire Plan 2018

Now available! Please check the link below for details and to make your reservation.

Snow Tire Plan 2018

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Top 20 Best Fireworks Festivals in Japan 2018

There are many fireworks displays every year taking place all over Japan.
Are you longing to wear a cute yukata or going to the summer festival with your special someone? When the fireworks are launched into the night sky, the clock stops moving, and it seems that only two people are left in the world. If you travel to Japan in the summer, definitely don’t miss seeing a spectacular fireworks display.

◎ Hokkaido(Sapporo)
◎ Tohoku (Akita)
◎ Hokuriku · Koushin’etsu(Ishikawa,Yamanashi,Nagano)
◎ Kanto(Tokyo,Chiba,Ibaraki,Tochigi)
◎ Tokai・Kinki(Osaka,Shizuoka)
◎ Kyushu(Nagasaki)
◎ Nationwide Fireworks Display List

■Hokkaido
———————-Sapporo———————-
1. UHB Fireworks Festival
This fireworks display is held in Toyohira River in Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido. Approximately 4,000 fireworks, such as the creative Wide Star Mine, dye the night skies over Sapporo. This year marks the 63rd time that the festivities color the night during Sapporo’s short summer.


出典:北海道新聞どうしん電子版 

UHB Fireworks Display
July 27, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 19:40~20:30
※If the weather is bad, it will be postponed to August 10 (Friday)
Venue: Sapporo · Toyohira River Minami-Ohashi Bridge ~ Horobaira Bridge (Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku South 13-west West 1-chome)
Number of fireworks: 4,000
Map Code: 9 463 497*68
Official Website https://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/hanabi2018/sapporo/

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Hokkaido Kyushu Expressway Pass Plan
Speaking of summer in Hokkaido, sightseeing spots such as lavender fields of Furano, sunflower fields in Hokuryu, patchwork hills of Biei, and the beautiful Unkai Terrace of Tomamu are all wonderful. If you want to enjoy Hokkaido’s summer, ToCoo recommends the HEP + rental car plan. If you rent a car with the HEP plan, you can get unlimited use of the expressways at a fixed price, so you don’t have to worry about toll charges even if you travel all over the gorgeous Hokkaido countryside.
For more information on HEP plan, please check here.
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■Tohoku (North Japan)
———————-Akita———————-
2. Omagari National Fireworks Competition
This one is actually a fireworks competition, so its official name is the National Fireworks Display Competition. One of the nation’s largest fireworks compilations featuring competing first-class fireworks selected from across Japan. It is viewed as the most prestigious competition in Japan, and numerous awards (including the Prime Minister Prize!) are awarded at this event. The attraction of the tournament is not only the size but also the number of highlights. The fireworks competition is divided into day and night divisions, and the only daytime fireworks in the whole country can be seen here. Creative fireworks shown during the night portion of this event, display themes in a comprehensive manner, such as form, color, and rhythm feeling. The fireworks are excellent every year with innovative themes and the night sky is always full of color. Only this competition and Tsuchiura in Ibaraki prefecture have the Prime Minister Prize. The Omagari Fireworks, with tradition and formality, are now leading the nation with experts bringing in the latest fireworks, competing with each other, and gathering over 700,000 spectators.


出典:秋田県大仙市ホームページ 

Omagari National Fireworks Competition
August 25, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 17:30~18:15 (daytime portion), 18:50~21:30 (evening portion)
Venue: Akita Prefecture, Daisen City, Omagari Bridge, on the bank of the river Yamago facing downstream
Number of fireworks: about 18,000
Map Code: 138 154 744*54
Official Website http://www.oomagari-hanabi.com/

■Hokuriku · Koushin’etsu
———————-Ishikawa———————-
3. Hokuriku Fireworks 2018 Kanazawa Festival
Many visitors come every year to see the “Hokuriku Fireworks Kanazawa Festival” held at the Prefectural Mameda Public Ground, which is about 1.5 km from Kanazawa Station. A variety of fireworks will be launched, such as the “Star Mine” and work-in-progress fireworks, which have a variety of designs, but among all of them, the “Fireworks Department of Art” where the fireworks from inside and outside the prefecture compete with each other is the most amazing. It’s a masterpiece of the 1000 turbulence in the series that makes the finale and the large waterfall of the Star Mine. A large number of visitors come from inside and outside the prefecture every year.


出典:北国花火2018ホームページ 

Hokuriku Fireworks 2018 Kanazawa Festival
July 28, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 19:45~21:00 (expected)
Venue: Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa City, Soya-gumoto-cho, Sashigawa surrounding green area (near the Ishikawa Prefectural Mameda Public Ground)
Number of fireworks: about 12,000
Map Code: 41 556 158*15
Official Website http://hk-event.jp/hanabi/kanazawa/index.html

 

———————-Yamanashi———————-
4. Ichikawa Misato Local Summer Festival 「30th Annual Shinmei Fireworks Festival」
Every year, it is held on August 7, and this year marks the 30th anniversary. The scale is the largest in Yamanashi Prefecture, and features a story-structured program. It gives the impression of harmony of music and fireworks to those who see it. The colorful flowers bloom one after another in the night sky, which makes you feel like you are wrapped in fireworks.

出典:神明の花火ホームページ 

Ichikawa Misato Local Summer Festival 30th Annual Shinmei Fireworks Festival
August 7, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 19:15~21:00 (expected)
Venue: Yamanashi Prefecture Ichikawa Misato Town, Nishi-Yachiyo-gun Bridge, Sanshigashi stream beside the Fuefukugawa River
Number of fireworks: about 20,000
Map Code: 312 793 792*25
Official Site http://www.town.ichikawamisato.yamanashi.jp/shinmei/index.html

———————-Nagano———————-
5. 70th Annual Lake Suwa Festival Higashi Fireworks Festival
One of the best fireworks display in Japan is in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture. The program consists of two parts. The first part is the sports fireworks in which the Shinku ball’s fast-forward and Star Mine appear, and in the second part the Water Star Star Mine and the extraordinary Lake Suwa unique 2 km “Large Niagara” are displayed. This fireworks festival is one of the most prestigious nationwide for both number of fireworks and scale. Over 40,000 fireworks are launched from the on the lake and color the summer night sky. In the confusion after the end of the Showa, it was the hope that the citizens have a bright hope and be able to recover as soon as possible, that on August 15 (the 1st Showa 24), they held the Suwako Suwaki Fireworks Festival for the first time at the Lake Suwa. It is organized by the Suwa City Tourist Association, and sponsored by the city, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Nanshin Daily Newspaper Company, and more. Numerous fireworks are launched over an hour and a half, which usually attracts 50,000 spectators. On the day after (August 16), a competition is held. Huge fireworks appear side by side, and the development of this art continues. Lake Suwa is surrounded by mountains, so the sound of the fireworks is echoed powerfully. It is recommended to look closely at the lakeside.


出典:諏訪湖祭湖上花火大会HP 

70th Annual Lake Suwa Festival Higashi Fireworks Festival
August 15, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time; 19:00~21:00 (expected)
Venue: Nagano Prefecture Lakeside Park, in front of Lake Suwa
Number of fireworks: about 40,000
Map Code: 75 147 556*74
Official Website http://www.suwako-hanabi.com/

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Tocoo! Expressway pass Plan

There are still many sightseeing spots that are perfect during summer in Japan. Izu in Shizuoka prefecture with white sandy beaches, Kyoto-style poetry, Nanki Shirahama white beach in Wakayama prefecture, Kanazawa Kenrokuen in Ishikawa prefecture, and Yakushima, a World Heritage site in Kagoshima prefecture. Summer in Japan is fun, no matter how you choose to spend it. If you want to get the best out of your summer trip to Japan, ToCoo recommends renting our original TEP plan with the ToCoo! ETC Unlimited Pass. It is a good service that you can drive all you want on all Japanese highways at a fixed price.
For more information on the TEP plan, please click here.
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■Kanto
———————-Tokyo———————-
6. 41st Annual Sumida River Fireworks Festival
THE iconic fireworks display of Tokyo. There are 2 venues you can enjoy this fireworks festival from. At the first venue, a fireworks competition is held and you can enjoy various works of art. Creative fireworks and Star Mine can be viewed from the second venue. The fireworks competition features traders who work with fireworks from both different countries, and competitors who have achieved excellent results at the domestic fireworks competition. Let’s make sure to use our good manners for viewing and cooperate in alleviating congestion, including as preparing return tickets ahead if time when you arrive.


出典:隅田川花火大会ホームページ

41st Annual Sumida River Fireworks Festival
July 28, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 19:00~20:30
First venue: Tokyo, Taito-ku, Sumida-ku Sumida River Sakurabashi Bridge downstream~Jyobashi Bridge upstream
Second venue: Komatabashi Bridge downstream~Umayabashi Bridge upstream
Number of fireworks: about 20,000 (total)
Map Code: 771 443*66
Official Website https://www.sumidagawa-hanabi.com/

———————-Chiba———————-
7. Sakura Fireworks Festival
About 150,000 spectators crowd the the annual fireworks display held every year in Sakura, Chiba Prefecture. A wide variety of gorgeous fireworks will be launched, including water fireworks on the lake surface, rare hand-made fireworks. This year will be a big challenge! The premium Star Mine is also the biggest in the prefecture!  Please enjoy the power of some of the biggest collaboration of music and fireworks.


出典:佐倉市ホームページ

Sakura Fireworks Festival
August 4, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 19:00~20:30
Venue: Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture, Shikinuma lakeside
Number of fireworks: about 18,000
Map Code: 533 040 458*43
Official Website  https://www.city.sakura.lg.jp/sakura/hanabi/

———————-Chiba———————-
8. Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festival 2018 (40th Memorial Chiba Citizen Firework Display)
You can experience the maritime fireworks full of power that you can only see in Makuhari in Chiba City. The theme of the event is “Call out to the world! Makuhari Sea Fireworks “. The fireworks show, which will launch 20,000 fireworks in one hour from the opening to the finale, will begin with about 3000 music star mines, with about 4,400 fireworks for the main program commemorating the 40th anniversary, including ocean fireworks and scion balls etc. “THE MAKUHARI HANABI” will be launched and the grand finale will deliver an impression that cannot be forgotten, with about 7,500 fireworks in which the silver-colored Niagara Falls fireworks appears in the full moon night sky.


出典:千葉花火大会ホームページ

Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festival 2018 (40th Memorial Chiba Citizen Firework Display)
July 27, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 19:30~20:30
Venue: Chiba Prefecture, Chiba City, Mihama-ku / Makuhari Seaside Park
Number of fireworks: about 20,000
Map Code: 6 200 786*75
Official Website http://chiba-hanabi.jp/

———————-Ibaraki———————-
9. 87th Annual Tsuchiura National Fireworks Competition
This one is a nationwide fireworks competition, combined with a traditional fireworks display event which is said to be one of the three biggest fireworks displays in Japan. Hundreds of fireworks are lit with exquisite timing and diverse changes. In late 1925 (Taisho 14th year), the late lord Akimoto Umezumi who was a priest of Shinshuji started to hold on private lake Kasumigaura lake along with private property as a memorial for aircraft fighters. About 700,000 people gather around the lake every year to watch it.


出典:土浦全国花火競技大会

The 87th Tsuchiura National Fireworks Competition
October 6, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 18:00-20:30
Venue: Ibaraki prefecture, Tsuchiura-shi, Sanoko, near the Sakuragawa River school garden bridge
Number of fireworks: about 20,000
Map Code: 65 876 868*57
Official Website http://www.tsuchiura-hanabi.jp/kantan/?photoDetails&cat=37

———————-Ibaraki———————-
10. 33rd Annual Tone River Fireworks Festival
Prime Minister Prize Winner 3. This is a dreamlike display co-starring a fireworks master. About 22,800 fireworks featuring both delicate and powerful ones, such as synchronized fireworks and music, dynamic Star Mine which you can see up close, dynamic scale which goes up right in front of the viewers, and the color will fill the summer night sky .


出典:境町ホームページ

33rd Annual Tone River Fireworks Festival
July 14, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 19:30~21:00
Venue: Sakai Riverside Park (Tone River riverbed) in Sarushima gun, Ibaraki prefecture
Number of fireworks: about 22,800
Map Code: 45 630 497*20
Official Website http://www.town.sakai.ibaraki.jp/page/page001593.html

———————-Ibaraki———————-
11. 13th Annual Furukawa Fireworks Festival
Furukawa’s summer fireworks festival will be held again this year. The greatest feature of the Furukawa fireworks display is the three-scale blooming fireworks. Blooming at a magnificent scale with a weight of about 300 Kg, flowering altitude of about 600 m, diameter of about 650 m, it is simply overwhelming. The total number of fireworks is also about 20,000, and it’s the largest in the Kanto region. The show is full of voluminous fireworks appearing one after another and it is definitely worth seeing.


出典:こがナビ古河観光協会

13th Annual Furukawa Fireworks Festival
August 4, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 19:20~20:30
Venue: Furukawa-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Koga Golf Links
Number of fireworks: about 20,000
Map Code: 45 698 734*33
Official Website https://www.kogakanko.jp/hanabi

———————-Ibaraki———————-
12. 17th Annual Konosu Fireworks Festival
This fireworks show is famous for launching the world’s heaviest 4-scale fireworks ball, which was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014. Other than that, it is famous for the “Phoenix Dance” and “Last Star Mine in Japan” fireworks. The show is packed with flashy programs and boasts overwhelming intensity.


出典:こがナビ古河観光協会

17th Annual Konosu Fireworks Festival
October 13, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 18:00~20:00 (expected)
Venue: Playground and Arakawa dry riverbed, Nukata, Konosu-shi, Saitama
Number of fireworks: 20,000
Map Code: 14 523 110*58
Official Website http://kounosuhanabi.com/

———————-Tochigi———————-
13. Utsunomiya Fireworks Festival 2018
This fireworks festival is something you can enjoy with through unique displays that you can only see here, such as the Star Mine “Sparkle×2 ☆ Gyoza,” which, yes, is named after the popular dumplings. The theme for 2018 is “Hope – a Flower that Illuminates the Future.” Even though this festival is operated completely by volunteers, the powerful, intense fireworks are of professional quality. The show illuminates the “hope” of each person looking up at the night sky in Utsunomiya.


出典:うつのみや花火大会ホームページ

Utsunomiya Fireworks Festival 2018
August 11, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 18:30~20:30
主会場: Utsunomiya City, Tochigi, Odajyado green area (Kinugawa riverbed)
Number of fireworks: 30,000
Map Code:39 521 114*68
Official Website  http://www.utsunomiya-hanabi.jp/

———————-Tochigi———————-
14. 49th Annual Moka City Summer Festival Great Fireworks Festival
Fireworks will be launched after the “mikoshi” is completed, which means a group of men carrying a portable shrine over the Gogyo river. Fireworks are launched one after another in sync with powerful music and laser lights. The plaza where the fireworks will take place also hosts many other spiritual events, traditional music shows, and many other different kinds of “mikoshi.”


出典:とちぎ旅ネット

Moka City Summer Festival Great Fireworks Festival
July 28, 2018 (Saturday)
Time:19:30~21:00
Venue Tochigi Prefecture Moka City Hall, east side of the Gogyo River
Number of fireworks: 20,000
Map Code:39 076 594*15
Official Website  https://www.tochigiji.or.jp/event/7656/

———————-Tochigi———————-
15. Oyama Summer Festival 2018 – The 67th Annual Oyama Fireworks
One of the biggest displays in the Kanto region will be held at the Shima Ikawa in Oyama city, Tochigi Prefecture. The fireworks are launched near the spectator seating, and about 20,000 fireworks are shot into the night sky, such as the attractive Niagara Falls display. On July 28 (Saturday), the day before the fireworks, various events are held around the parking lot of the city hall as an opening carnival. The venue is very crowded and the located near the station, so we recommend visiting by train.


出典:小山市ウェブサイト

Oyama Summer Festival 2018 – The 67th Annual Oyama Fireworks
July 29, 2018 (Sunday)
Time:19:10~20:45
Venue: Oyama City, Tochigi, Mitsuaki Hashigashi stream on the banks of the Mikawa River
Number of fireworks: 20,000
Map Code:74 216 337*77
Official Website  https://www.oyamanohanabi.com/fireworks

———————-Tochigi———————-
16. 104th Annual Ashikaga Fireworks Festival
This fireworks display concludes the Ashikaga Summer Festival held in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture. In the historic convention that was founded in 1903, the venue is crowded with more than 400,000 visitors each year. The show will exhibit a spectacular light and sound combination to show off the famous fireworks made by Japanese craftmenship.


出典:足利花火大会HP

104th Annual Ashikaga Fireworks Festival
August 4, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 19:00~20:45
Venue: Ashikaga City, Tochigi, Watarasegawa Tanaka bridge, downstream riverbed
Number of fireworks: 20,000
Map Code:34 565 788*68
Official Website  http://ashikaga.info/

■Tokai
・Kinki
———————-Osaka———————-
17. 30th Annual Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Display
Tourists who go to Kansai can see fireworks at the Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Display. The overwhelming powerful fireworks span an hour, and the sight is very beautiful. What started in 1989 as a handmade fireworks display by citizen volunteers is now the largest scale and most popular fireworks display in the summer traditions of Osaka.


出典:なにわ淀川花火大会

30th Annual Naniwa Yodo River Fireworks Display
August 4, 2018
Time: 19:40~20:40
Venue: Yodogawa River Park in Osaka Prefecture
Number of fireworks: undisclosed
Map Code 1 497 806*07
Official Website  http://www.yodohanabi.com/

———————-Osaka———————-
18. Senshu Light and Sound Dream Fireworks Display
The large flowers will be revived in Sennan for the first time in 13 years will again color the Senshu night sky. A state-of-the-art show with fully synchronized music and fireworks flowing from high-quality speakers. Creating memories of summer while watching one of the best sunsets in Japan at the beautiful sandy Tarui Southern Beach. When songs full of memories and fireworks merge, your feelings will enjoy the ride.


出典:泉州 光と音の夢花火公式サイト

Senshu Light and Sound Dream Fireworks Display
September 1-2, 2018
Time: 20:00~21:00 (expected)
Venue: Sennan City Osaka Prefecture Rinku-Namahama Park Planned Area
Number of fireworks: 20,000
Map Code: 107 369 589*01
Official Website  http://senshuhanabi.com/

———————-Shizuoka———————-
19. National Fireworks Master Competition Fukuroi Senshu Fireworks 2018
The fireworks masters selected out of the whole country will compete for the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology prize in the Nationwide Fireworks Master Competition. Including displays like “Japan’s Melody Star Mine,” which combines fireworks and music with computer controls, and “Flying the Atlantic Niagara Fuji Falls” expressing Mt. Fuji by changing the color of the fireworks. A spectacular, versatile program can be enjoyed in this fireworks display boasting one of the most magnificent artistic fireworks in Japan.


出典:ふくろい遠州の花火HP

National Fireworks Master Competition Fukuroi Senshu Fireworks 2018
August 11, 2018 (Saturday)
Time:19:00~21:00 (expected)
Venue: Shizuoka prefecture Fukuroi City Aino 1682-1 Haranoya River Park
Number of fireworks:25,000
Map Code: 169 278 189*86
Official Website  https://www.fukuroi-hanabi.jp/category/outline

■ Kyushu

———————-Nagasaki———————-
20. Huis Ten Bosch Fireworks (World Fireworks Competition)
The annual popular event, the World Fireworks Competition, is held at Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki Prefecture. In this year’s competition, the world’s leading fireworks teams such as Mexico, Canada, Russia, and the UK will visit Japan and will attract audiences with displays and music expressing the characteristics of each country. The largest fireworks festival in Kyushu is also held on September 22. Everyone who purchases a special exhibition ticket can appreciate the powerful fireworks at close range. In addition, there is the Power of Summer Fireworks on July 21, and the Special Theme Fireworks in August.


出典:ハウステンボスホームページ

Huis Ten Bosch Fireworks (World Fireworks Competition)
July 21, 2018 (Saturday) 20:00~21:30
August 11, 2018 (Tuesday)-12(Sunday), 25 (Saturday) 20:40~21:00
September 22, 2018 (Saturday) 18:45~21:00
Number of fireworks: 22,000
Venue: Huis Ten Bosch
Map Code: 307 289 712*74
Official Website https://www.huistenbosch.co.jp/event/fireworks/


■ Nationwide Fireworks Display List

Hokkaido 7/7 (Sat) Makomanai Fireworks Festival 8,000 Sapporo
Normal year: August 1 Hakodate Harbor Festival Doshin Fireworks Display Undisclosed Hakodate
8/13 (Mon) Obihiro Kachimai Fireworks Festival 20,000 Obihiro
7/27 (Fri) UHB Fireworks Festival 4,000 Chuo-ku, Sapporo
9/8 (Sat) Kushiro Big Catch Fireworks Festival 8,000 Kushiro City Port Town
Tohoku 7/21 (Sat) Minato Festival Noshiro Fireworks Festival 15,000 Noshiro City, Akita
8/4 (Sat) Sakata Fireworks Show 12,000 Sakata City, Yamagata
Normal year: August 14 Yamagata Fireworks Festival 15,000~20,000 Yamagata City, Yamagata
8/18 (Sat) Akagawa Fireworks Festival 12,000 Tsuruoka City, Yamagata
8/25 (Sat) Omagari National Fireworks Competition 18,000 Daisen City, Akita
Normal year: in early November Aizu National Fireworks Competition 10,000 Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima
Hokuriku · Koshinetsu 7/26 (Thurs) Gion Kashiwazaki Ocean Fireworks Festival 15,000 Kashiwazaki City, Niigata
Mid  July-mid September Hokkoku Fireworks Festival 12,000 Kanazawa
8/2 (Thurs), 8/3 (Fri) Nagaoka Festival Fireworks Display 20,000 (total) Nagaoka City, Niigata
8/7 (Tue) Ichikawa Misato Local Summer Festival: Shinmei Fireworks Festival 20,000 Ichikawa Misato Town, Nishiyachiro-gun, Yamanashi
8/15 (Wed) Lake Suwa Festival Fireworks Display 40,000 Suwa City, Nagano
8/16 (Thurs) Tororo Nagashi Fireworks Festival 13,000 Tsuruga City, Fukui
late August Izawa Hot Springs Fireworks Festival 10,000 Fuefuki City, Yamanashi
9/1 (Sat) Lake Suwa New Fireworks Festival 18,000 Suwa City, Nagano
9/9 (Sun), 9/10 (Sun) Katakai Fireworks Festival 1,5000 (total) Ojiya City, Niigata
Normal year: November 23 Nagano Ebisu Fireworks Festival 15,000 Nagano City
Kanto 7/14 (Sat) Tone River Fireworks Display 22,800  Sakaimachi, Sashima-gun, Ibaraki
7/28 (Sat) Sumida River Fireworks Festival 20,000 Sumida-ku, Tokyo
7/27 (Fri) Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festival 20,000 Chiba City, Mihama-ku / Makuhari Seaside Park
7/28 (Sat) Moka City Summer Festival Great Fireworks Festival 20,000 Tochigi Prefecture Moka City, Moka City Hall, east side of Gogyo River
7/29 (Sun) Oyama Summer Festival 2018 20,000 Oyama City, Tochigi / Kanako Hashigashi Stream Sankawa River
Normal year: late July – early August Lake Ashinoko Summer Festival Week Water Festival Fireworks Display 18,500 (total) Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
8/4 (Sat) Sakura Fireworks Festival 18,000  Sakura City, Chiba
8/4 (Sat) Ashikaga Fireworks Festival 20,000 Ashikaga City, Tochigi, Watarasegawa Tanaka bridge downstream riverbed
8/4 (Sat) Furukawa Fireworks Festival 20,000 Koga City, Ibaraki, Furukawa Golf Links
8/11 (Sat) Utsunomiya Fireworks Festival 2018 20,000 Utsunomiya City, Tochigi
First Saturday of October Tsuchiura National Fireworks Competition 20,000 Sanoko, Tsuchiura-shi, Ibaraki
Early October Konosu Fireworks Festival 15,000 Konosu City, Saitama
Tokai · Kinki 7/14 (Sat) Ise Shrine National Fireworks Festival 10,000 Ise City, Mie
7/21 (Sat) Toyohashi Handgun Fireworks Special Exhibition Undecided Toyohashi City, Aichi
7/22 (Sun) Toyohashi Gion Fireworks Display 12,000 Toyohashi City, Aichi
Normal year: late July Toyota Oiden Festival Fireworks Display 13,000 Toyota City, Aichi
8/4 (Sat) Nagara River National Fireworks Festival Undisclosed Gifu City, Gifu
8/4 (Sat) Minato Kobe Maritime Fireworks Display 10,000 Kobe, Hyogo
8/4 (Sat) Naniwa Yodo River Fireworks Display Undisclosed Osaka prefecture Odori Yodogawa-ku / Shin Midosuji Yodogawa River Bridge downstream, Yodogawa River River from National Route 2
Early August Lake Biwa Fireworks Festival 10,000 Otsu City, Shiga
8/11(Sat) Fukuroi Senshu Fireworks Display 25,000 Fukuroi City, Shizuoka
8/17(Fri) Kumano Fireworks Display 10,000 Kumano City, Mie
9/1 (Sat)~9/2 (Sun) Senshu Light and Sound Dream Fireworks Display 20,000 Sennan City, Osaka Prefecture / Rinku-Namahama Park Planned Area
9/8 (Sat) Mikawa Handworks Fireworks “Festival of Flames” 870(including 220 handheld fireworks) Toyohashi City, Aichi
Sanin Sanyo · Kyushu · Okinawa area 3/21 (Wed), 4/29 (Sun), 5/3 (Thurs), 5/4 (Fri), 8/11 (Sat), 8/12 (Sun), 8/25 (Sat) Huis Ten Bosch Fireworks (World Fireworks Competition) 22,000 Sasebo, Nagasaki
8/4 (Sat) Matsue Suigo Festival Fireworks Festival On The Lake 10,000 Matsue City, Shimane
8/13 (Mon) Kanmon Straits Firework Display 15,000 Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi/Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka
late August Kagoshima Bay Summer Night Firework Display 15,000 Kagoshima City
Normal year: late October Yatsujiro National Fireworks Competition 12,000 Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto

※Event information and the opening hours of facilities may change. Please confirm in advance when you visit.

 

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