Must-go Fireworks Festivals in 2017! <Collaborative article with Yamada Denki_ second Part>

Written by Editorial department
22 Jun 2017
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Under the collaboration with “Yamada Denki”; a leading home appliance store, in this media we have introduced timely events and tourists spots over several occasions. Using their low-priced prepaid SIM known as “YAMADA New Mobile” (formerly known as YAMADA SIM), YAMADA Denki suggests tourists visiting Japan to upload their lively pictures on their Social Networking Sites (SNS) while still in Japan.Of the first and second, this is the second part of the article to introduce recommended fireworks festivals this summer.

4. The 69th Suwa Lake Fireworks Festival (Nagano Prefecture)

What to look for in this festival is the piece that looks like Niagara Falls. It is as long as 2km total and it runs down to the lake in such elegant appearance. Since fireworks are displayed so close to the lake surface, they create magical atmosphere reflecting on the lake as if it was a mirror. The total number of fireworks shown in the festival is as many as 40,000! One of the must-go fireworks festivals for everyone.

The 69th Suwa Lake Fireworks Festival
The 69th Suwa Lake Fireworks Festival

The 69th Suwa Lake Fireworks Festival

Event date (as of now)
August 15th, 2017
Event time
Starts at 19:00
Even location
Suwa Lake , Kohan park area on Kogan Street in Suwa City, Nagano
Access
8 minutes’ walk from Suwa Station on JR Chuo Honsen line

5. The 91st Omagari National Fireworks Competition “Omagari Fireworks” (Akita Prefecture)

This is one of the most authoritative fireworks competitions that fireworks masters from all over Japan compete to decide who the No.1 is. One of the most magnificent fireworks festivals where top-rated experts compete with each other. The location of the festival is blessed with not having any mountains around, no echoing sounds as a result and no lights that block audience from watching fireworks.

The 91st Omagari National Fireworks Competition “Omagari Fireworks”
The 91st Omagari National Fireworks Competition “Omagari Fireworks”

The 91st Omagari National Fireworks Competition “Omagari Fireworks”

Event date (as of now)
August 26th, 2017
Event time
17:30-18:15 (day time event), 18:50-21:30 (evening event)
Even location:
Omonogawa riverside, Omagari-Hanabi Ohashi area in Daisen City, Akita
Access
30 minutes’ walk from JR Omagari station on Akita Shinkansen Line

6. The 86th Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Festival (Tochigi Prefecture)

A fireworks competition where fireworks masters from all over the country compete for their techniques, which actually is one of the two largest competitions next to “Omagari Fireworks”. During the festival, fireworks that are almost like pieces of art made with precise skills light up the sky.

The 86th Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Festival
The 86th Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Festival

The 86th Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Festival

Event date (as of now)
October 7th, 2017
Event time
18:00-20:30
Even location
Sakuragawa riverside, Gakuen-Ohashi area in Sanoko, Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki
Access
30 minutes’ walk from JR Tsuchiura station on Joban line

Lastly, we want to tell you about details of low-priced prepaid SIM; “YAMADA New Mobile” that you will need to upload your pictures while traveling.

We recommend the low-cost YAMADA New Mobile card especially designed for price-sensitive travelers who want Internet access throughout their stay in Japan. This card is offered by major electronic retailer "Yamada Denki". Fast data connectivity is available simply by inserting this exclusive SIM card into compatible devices. (Customers are advised that even though Internet accessible areas are available through Japan's largest communication providers, coverage in tourist spots are subject to the network ranges available).

YAMADA New Mobile
YAMADA New Mobile

There are different types of plans based on the duration of their usage, with the 7-day plan (1,800 yen before tax), 15-day plan (2,800 yen before tax) and the 30-day plan (3,500 yen before tax). For each plan, high-speed data is available at a maximum speed of 225Mbps, up to 200MB per day (*).

* If the amount of high-speed data used in a single day exceeds 200MB, the data speed will be restricted to 200Kbps until 23:59 of that day. This restriction will be released on the following day.

YAMADA New Mobile is also reasonable
YAMADA New Mobile is also reasonable

These SIM cards can be purchased at the LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro and Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building as well as in YAMADA Denki stores nationwide.

【YAMADA Denki LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro】

Address
1-5-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo(JR Ikebukuro Station, across from East exit)
Open
10:00~22:00

【YAMADA Denki Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building】

Address
1-41-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (JR Ikebukuro Station, immediate left from East exit)
Open
10:00~22:00

Let’s get connected to the internet and enjoy fireworks!