National Fireworks Contest (Omagari Fireworks) is the biggest fireworks competition and is regarded as a top level fireworks competition in Japan.
More than 30 firework-makers come to demonstrate their technics and compete the title of championship.
The 4th Saturday of August
Upcoming Event: August 24, 2015
Time: 5:30 P.M. ~ (daytime fireworks), 6:50 P.M. ~ 9:30 P.M. (nighttime fireworks)
The contest might be postponed due to bad weather.
How to Enjoy
The firework makers made fireworks and launch them to compete their firework making techniques. You can see creative and artistic fireworks that cannot be seen in normal fireworks festivals in Japan. About 800,000 people come to the venue and about 15,000 ~ 20,000 fireworks are launched. If you want get the good-viewing spot and do not want to come to the venue very early, we recommend you to reserve the paid seat in advance.
How to Purchase the Ticket
Entrants will be selected by the lottery if applications exceeded the maximum number. The second lottery will be performed if the tickets got canceled. Only Chair-seat tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis from mid-July.
A-seat (6 positions): JPY 23,000 (about USD $184.4)
C-seat (5 positions): JPY 15,000 (about USD $120.3)
Chair-seat (1 position): JPY 3,000 (about USD $24.1)
Application Period (first lottery): mid-June
Venue: Omono Riverside, Daisen City, Akita Prefecture
Closest Station: JR Akita Shinkansen Line Omagari Station (walk 25 minutes to the venue)
From Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station→ JR Akita Shinkansen Line→ Omagari Station (3 hours and a half)
From Akita Airport
Akita Airport Bus stop→ connected bus→ Akita Station→ JR Ouu Main Line→ Omagari Station (1 hours and 45 minutes)
・The area near the venue would be extremely crowded before and after the festival, so please check the location of toilets and buy the return ticket in advance.
・Please use raincoat instead of umbrella when it rains, in order not to cause trouble for surrounding people.
・You should set the meeting-place when you get lost with your companions.
・You might not be able to buy drinks if the convenience store is crowded, so please bring your own drinks before entering the venue.
・You cannot bring chairs to the paid seat area.
・If you watch fireworks in Chair-seat area, we recommend you to bring cushions.
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