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Firework and Traditional Festivals 2013

Okamoto N.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Okamoto N.

Last updated : Feb 16, 20134 min read

Events & Festivals

Firework and Traditional Summer Festivals in Japan 2013 Here's a list of Firework and Traditional Summer Festivals in Japan 2013. Fireworks, or hanabi, is one of the summer treasures in Japan and it's a great way to spend your summer nights. Of course you can go in a T-shirt and a pair of flip-flops but it'll be even better in a yukata (a lighter, cotton kimono worn in the summer season). Event details are subject to change, so please visit each site for the latest updates.

Atami Hanabi Fireworks 2013
 Atami Hanabi FireworksAtami City

Sat July 20, Sun July 28,
Mon Aug 5, Thu Aug 8, Tue Aug 20, Sun Aug 25, Sat Aug 31,
20:20-20:50 Place:
Atami Bay
View Point: From Sun Beach To Atami Port.
Time From Atami Station: To Sun Beach - 15 min walk. To Shinsui Park pt1 - 20 min walk.
Sun Beach Map Contact:
Atami Official Tourist Association
Phone 0557-85-2222 for inside Japan / +81 557-85-2222 for outside Japan (Japanese Language Only) Price:

Atami is famous nation-wide for it's hot spring bathing, onsens, and is especially good for Tokyoites - Tokyo people - because it's only 1 hour away. Atami hanabi firework festival has a long history, more than 60 years, and has been one of the seasons must-see event. Hotels have their own reserved seating available. See the sites of Atami hotels for details. http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/hanabi/ (Japanese Language Only)




Yokohama Bay Hanabi Fireworks 2013
Yokohama Bay Hanabi Fireworks

Thu Aug 1
19:00-20:30 Place:
Yokohama Bay
Minato Mirai 21 Rinko Park Sea
View Point: From Sun Beach To Atami Port.
Time From Stations:
20 mins walk from Yokohama Station of JR, Tokyu, Yokohama Kosoku and Yokohama City Subway
15 mins walk from Sakuragicho Station of Yokohama City Subway
10 mins walk from Minato Mirai Station or Shin Takashima Station of Yokohama Kosoku
Hanabi Point

Free. Paid seats are available.




Tokyo Bay Hanabi Fireworks Festival 2013
 Tokyo Bay Hanabi Fireworks FestivalPark Hotel Tokyo

(Tentative Dates) Sat Aug 10. 19:00-20:30 Place:
Tokyo Bay
View Point: Anywhere around Tokyo Bay, especially from hotels with an ocean-view. Price:
Free. Paid seats are available. Feature:
Hotels and restaurants around the area have their own reserved seating available.
- Tokyo Bay Fireworks Cruising by Sea Party Cruise - 25,000yen/person
Start Place : Palette Town Odaiba http://goo.gl/VTxY4
Start Time : 17:30
For more details, see the website. (Japanese language only)
- Tokyo Bay Fireworks Cruising by Zeal Water Resort - 33,800yen/person
Start Place : Yamatsu Pier Tennozu
Start Time : 17:30
For more details, see the website. (Japanese language only)



Sumida River Hanabi Fireworks 2013
Sumida River Hanabi Fireworksphotozou

(Tentative Dates) Sat July 27 19:05-20:30 Place:
Sumida River
View Point: Around Sumida River, the east end of Tokyo.
Free. Paid seating will be available. Feature:
Hotels have their own reserved seating. See the sites of Atami hotels for details.
Official Site
TV Tokyo Site






Itabashi Fireworks Festival

(Tentative Date) 3 August 19:00~ 20:45 Place:
Arakawa, Itabashi-ku
View Point: the roof of AEON near Tobu Nerima station
MAP Price:
Free. Paid seating will be available. Feature:
This fireworks display is famous as one of the biggest displays. We call it Niagara, because it looks like Niagara Falls. The other, Starmine is also famous.



Edogawa-ku Fireworks Festival

(Tentative Date) 3 August 19:15~ 20:30 Place:
View Point: Shinozaki koen
MAP Price:
Free. Paid seats is available. Feature:
In the opening display, 1000 fireworks are set off within 5 seconds.



Kanagawa Shinbun Fireworks

(Tentative Date) 1 August 19:00~ 20:30 Place:
Minato Mirai in Yokohama
View Point: Yamashita Koen
MAP Price:
Free. Paid seating will be available. Feature:
During these fireworks, you can also enjoy a city night view, too.



Shonan Hiratsuka Fireworks Festival

(Planed on) 23 August 19:00~ 20:00 Place:
the mouth of the Sagamigawa, Hiratsuka
View Point: seaside of Chigasaki
Free. Paid seating will be available. Feature:
There aren't so many people but it’s very beautiful. So you can enjoy fireworks without the usual crowds.

Travelience will have private and group firework tours in the summer.
See the traditional side of Tokyo with our tours.
- East Tokyo One Day Tour, visiting Asakusa, Hamarikyu garden, Tsukiji Fish Market for lunch, Imperial Palace, and Yurakucho.
- North East Tokyo One Day Tour
Asakusa, Ueno Ameyoko and Yanaka, one of the last intact traditional Tokyo village from Meiji period, late 19th and early 20th Century.
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Gifu Tour Guide - Akiko W.

Akiko W.

5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)

Hello! My name is Akiko from Gifu prefecture. I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. I like going out with my family, talking with my friends over coffee at a cozy cafe, reading books, baking bread and cake when I have time. I passed the national tour guide test in 2017 and have worked as a guide since then. I have guided in Gifu city, Seki city, Takayama city, Shirakawago , Mino city and Nagoya city. I have lived in Gifu for more than forty years. Gifu prefecture is rich in nature so you can enjoy the rural atmosphere. Gifu city has a beautiful river 'Nagara river' and Mt.Kinka which has Gifu castle on the top. You can go up the mountain on foot or use a ropeway. The view from Gifu castle is so fantastic. At the foot of the mountain , there are many places to visit such as parks, a temple having a big image of Buddha, and a street preserving the historic atmosphere. At Nagara River, you can enjoy seeing a traditional way of fishing ‘cormorant fishing’ which is thought to have started 1300 years ago. Many cafes have unique service called 'morning service' in Gifu along with Aichi In the morning (until about ten thirty or eleven) when you order a cup of tea or coffee, they serve toast and salad ! Near Gifu park , you can find a nice Japanese style cafe where you enjoy good coffee and seeing a Japanese style garden. Seki city is a small city but so famous for its cutlery. At Japanese sword museum in Seki, you can see authentic Japanese swords! Mino city next to Seki city is well known for its hand made Japanese paper 'Hon minoshi' designated as intangible cultural asset by UNESCO . Until recently it was not easy to guide guests because of COVID-19 pandemic; however the situation is getting better. Some strict rules about COVID-19 have been lifted. Please visit Gifu. I am looking forward to seeing you. Please feel free to ask me when you need information about Gifu. Thank you for reading my introduction.                                                                                                                                 

Shimizu Tour Guide - Sayori H.

Sayori H.

5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)

Hello, I can show you the real Japan. You can taste, see and feel the country. I'd like to show the beautiful culture for you to experience. I can organize the day tour from Shimizu port for Cruise customers. Tea ceremony, strawberry picking experience, anything you are interested, I would love to help you plan your tour. I can communicate in both English and Japanese. I look forward to welcoming people from different parts of the world. Thank you                                                                                                                                 

Shiga Tour Guide - Koichi W.

Koichi W.

4.94 / 5
(51 reviews)

Hi! I'm Koichi. I was born in Osaka, I studied in Kyoto when I was a university student. Now I live in Shiga next to Kyoto. I am a national government licensed tour guide. I have been guiding about 160 groups over the past twelve months. I usually guide my customers mainly in Kansai region including Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Shiga by public transportation systems. Well, I am curious about Japanese history, especially the history of Japan's ancient times since I was raised next to the world biggest mausoleum of the ancient Emperor called "Nintoku" in Sakai city Osaka which has just become one of the world cultural heritage sites. I dug out some ancient earthen ware vessels around there when I was a primary school student like the adventure archaeologist “Indiana Jones" (It’s our secret!!). That was my hobby. Now, one of my hobbies is outdoor activities such as mountaineering, kayaking, skiing and others. So I would like to take you to some good places where you can enjoy Japanese unique nature. I love to guide foreign visitors from all over the world. I think it is my calling or heavenly given job. Let's go and enjoy together! I hope to see you soon.                                                                                                                                 

Okinawa Main Island Tour Guide - Tateo U.

Tateo U.

4.99 / 5
(68 reviews)

My name is Tateo. I am officially registerd English tour guide and introducing about Okinawa's history,culture, and nature.I am elderly person but have gone through lots of expericences that happened during US occupation after WW2. For the example, change of monetary system(US dollar to Yen),Change of traffic regulation(driving vehicle from right to left).The reversion of Okinawa to main land Japan was biggest historical event.The US administered Okinawa for 27 years. As a result, thing were Americanized in many aspects. Historically, Okinawa was once independent nation until 1872.During Kingdum era, Okinawa actively traded with China, South Asia Countries, Korea, and Japan. In the end, our culture is quite differ much from main land Japan. For instance, architectural technique, daily customs, and culture are also unique. Okinawa is the only prefecture belong to subtropical climate zone. Even winter time, it's neither hot nor cold. People can enjoy marine sport all through the year.Canoeing, Kayaking, Diving, and Snorkeling are popular. Besides, beatiful white sand beaches and attractive coastline are abundant. Green sea water and blue sky have been lured people from all over the world. Traditional music and dance are worth seeing. Please visit Okinawa and enjoy extraordinary trip. I will be looking forward to seeing you soon.                                                                                                                                  

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