Dances of Light by the Lakeside, Biwako Great Fireworks Festival!













Biwako Great Firework Festival is an annual event is one of the greatest fireworks festivals in Japan held every summer in Lake Biwa, Shiga Prefecture. Many people from within and outside the Shiga prefecture come to Shiga to participate in this grand festival.





   Event Schedule   


It is usually held on August 7th or 8th, but the date may change due to weather conditions.


Upcoming Event: August 7 (Fri), 2015

※ May postponed to August 10 (Mon) in case of adverse weather

Time: 19:30 ~ 20:30






   How to Enjoy   


Surprisingly, more than 10,000 units of fireworks are set off from ships on the Lake Biwa, so you can enjoy seeing many beautiful fireworks during the 60 minutes. On the event day, it is extremely crowded so you might not be able to watch and enjoy the amazing view of the fireworks. If you want to get the good-viewing spot, you should go the venue early (around 3 hours before the firework starts). Therefore, we recommend you to reserve the paid seat to enjoy the amazing view.








The tickets can be bought from ticket sales sites or convenience stores.

・Lawson ticket



Tickets will start selling from July 1st.

Ticket fee: JPY 3,900 (about USD $32.1)


**USD prices are the rate as of July 1X, 2016


The tickets can only be bought from within Japan. If you are interested in getting hands on the ticket, please contact Nozomi Co. Ltd.











Venue: Otsu Port Area (near the Biwako Hotel, Otsu City Hall)


Closest Station:

JR Biwako Line Otsu Station (walk 15 minutes to the venue from the North Exit)


Keihan Line Hama-Otsu Station (walk 5 minutes to the venue from the North Exit)




Please refer to this pdf:










Foldable umbrella





Insect repellent

Return ticket








・The entrance of paid seats and the area near the lake 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 not umbrella when it rains, in order not to cause trouble for surrounding people.


・You cannot smoke in the paid-seat seating area.


・Visitors are three years old and over need to buy admission ticket to get the seat.






   More information   


Biwako Visitors Bureau:

TEL: 077-511-1530 /

Email: /








We arrange tickets on your behalf! 


Nozomi Co. Ltd. arranges tickets of various events held in all over Japan on your behalf. It only takes 3 minutes to make a request! It’s Fast・Easy・Convenient, so please use our service.

When making purchasing request to our company, we charge JPY 2000 per ticket as a service fee. Upon making purchasing request, please pay “ticket price + service fee”. If you wished the ticket to be delivered via mail, delivery fee must be paid as well. (Example) Ticket Fee Price x number + JPY 2000 Service Fee + Delivery Fee (We are using Japan Post’s EMS. For the price chart, please click here).

If there is any ticket you want to purchase, please let us know the ticket event’s name and number of ticket, and send us request from the Contact Form page. We will promptly reply back with more details and price estimation.

Our company is located in Kyoto, the world’s renowned tourism city, with 13 years of history. We provide services for foreign tourist travelling to Japan. We offer not only ticket arrangement service for event or concert, but also attractive activities, famous restaurants, and tourist attractions that only provide reservation in Japanese. Don’t you want to try a unique travel experience? Please feel free to contact with us.

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