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Fireworks Show Magic: Tips for a Great Night!

Karina IkedoKarina Ikedo
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August 18, 2023
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August 22, 2023
People cheering at a fireworks show.

After a long and trying rainy season, people are just itching to get out and enjoy themselves! It finally feels like summer has arrived once you see fireworks blossoming in the beautiful sky. There’s something about the coolness of the rivers, the company of fellow onlookers, and watching the brilliant fireworks show! 

If you visit Japan, you’ll want to see the fireworks and make lasting memories. We’ll help you navigate this significant summer event to make your experience more memorable and fun.

Buy your fireworks show tickets early!

At more prominent Japanese fireworks festivals, the best viewing spots are reserved for ticket holders. They’re near the fireworks, and you can enjoy them away from the crowd. There are all types of seats, like single seats, group seats, and bench seats, and the cost of the seats differs according to the type. 

A woman buying tickets for an event on her phone.
Buy your tickets ahead of time. Image via Shutterstock

But if you need a ticket to attend a specific firework show, buy it in advance. You usually can’t buy a ticket on the day of the show. Yakatabune (Japanese-style dinner cruises) and well-located restaurants get flooded with reservations during these times. So if there’s a fireworks festival that you’d like to go to, make sure to secure your spot earlier on!

Bring blankets!

Fireworks festivals usually go on for a long time. If you stand throughout the whole event, your legs might give way. So to sit and enjoy the show, you can use a blanket or picnic mat to lie on the ground. Blankets will add to your comfort while waiting for the grand spectacle to begin. 

A woman sitting on a blanket probably at a fireworks show.
Getting a blanket before an event is essential! Image via Shutterstock

You could also use it to reserve a spot for you and your friends. It’ll serve as a sign that somebody has already taken that spot. Blankets or picnic mats are inexpensive and easily bought at convenience stores.

Be sure to arrive early!

Expect a lot of people on the event day, both at the place and on your way there. It’s wise to be ready for a big crowd, so think about getting there early to find a good spot to watch. In Japan, many folks come to the fireworks spot hours before they start to get the best spots.

A bunch of people at an outdoor event at a park.
Be sure to arrive early to avoid the crowds! Image via Shutterstock

To have a fun time, it’s a good idea to give yourself enough time to get to the event. This helps you avoid possible delays or unexpected problems on the way. If you plan for extra time, you can handle any traffic or travel issues without feeling rushed. Remember that getting there with a well-planned and relaxed approach improves the experience and gives you a stress-free and unforgettable night.

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Grab a bite to eat from one of the food stalls!

A row of food stalls at a fireworks show.
Food stalls have a lot of treats to enjoy! Image via Shutterstock

Firework festivals have all of the Japanese street food favorites. There’s cotton candy, shaved ice, candied apples, chocolate-covered bananas, and various drinks. And also takoyaki (octopus baked in batter), yakisoba (fried noodles), and other fast foods. The snacks might not be healthy, but they go great with an ice-cold drink. Enjoying the food at these stalls is one of the highlights of fireworks festivals.

Wear a yukata at the fireworks show!

You can only fully experience the atmosphere of a festival by wearing a yukata. You wear it over your bare skin, so you can say it’s a casual summer kimono (traditional Japanese clothing). Yukatas are cooler and easier to wear during the hot summer months.

They have many colorful designs, so it’s popular with young people. These days you can get them quickly and at very affordable prices. Many shops around the festival offer yukata rentals, so you don’t need to worry if you don’t have your own.

A woman wearing a pink yukata on her way to a fireworks show.
Yukata is a summer festival staple! Image via Shutterstock

The big fireworks festival in Japan is one of the most beautiful and exciting occasions all year long. For people planning to visit Japan, be sure to see if there aren’t any fireworks festivals held during your stay. If there is, we recommend taking one night out of your trip and enjoying the Japanese summer the Japanese way.

What are your favorite things about summer? Is there a special fireworks show in your country? Let us know your experiences with them in the comments!

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