This festival is the competition of firework-makers in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture. There are three divisions, Star Mine, 10 inch- size, and original fireworks. The best firework-makers of three divisions are given the Prime Minister Award. Moreover, this is one of the few fireworks event held in October, which makes this event a good program to add for early fall itinerary!
The first Saturday of October
Upcoming Event: October 3(Sat.), 2015
Time: 6:00 P.M. ~ 8:30 P.M.
The competition might be postponed in case of bad weather.
How to Enjoy
Here in this event, 20,000 fireworks are launch to entertain 800,000 spectators every year. 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.
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. Application reception is held by LAWSON Ticket. The second sale will likely to be held at the beginning of September.
Application Period: late July
BOX SEAT (6 positions): JPY 21,000 (about USD $168.3)
HALF BOX SEAT (3 positions): JPY 10,500 (about USD $84.2)
(Elementary school student and over required tickets)
Venue: Sakura Riverside
Closest Station: JR Joban Line Tsuchiura Sta. (walk 30 minutes to the venue)
Shuttle Bus: Tsuchiura Station →Venue (3:00 P.M. ~ 7:00 P.M.)
Venue→ Tsuchiura Station (7:00 P.M. ~ 9:15 P.M.)
From Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station→ JR Ueno Tokyo Line→ Ueno Station→JR Joban Line→ Tsuchiura Station (1 hour and 20 minutes)
From Shinjuku Station
Shinjuku Station→JR Yamanote Line bound for Ikebukuro and Ueno→ Nipporo Station→JR Joban Line→ Tsuchiura Station (1 hour and 20 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.
・There are temporary toilets but no toilet paper.
・No smoking in the BOX SEAT area.
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