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

Written by Editorial department
21 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. In this article divided into the first and second parts, we will tell you about our recommended fireworks festivals held in Japan this summer.

1.Atami Fireworks Festival (Shizuoka Prefecture)

Fireworks festival held in summer in one the famous hot-spring resorts, Atami (Atami City, Shizuoka). The last piece known as “In-the-air Niagara” is absolutely spectacular! Another attraction of the festival is the deep and loud booming sounds of fireworks that reverberate caused by mountains surrounding the area.

Atami Fireworks Festival
Atami Fireworks Festival

1.Atami Fireworks Festival

Event date (as of now)
July 23rd, July 28th, August 5th, August 8th, August 18th, August 20th and August 24th in 2017
Event time
20:20-20:50
Even location
In Atami Bay, Atami City, Shizuoka
Access
20 minutes’ walk from JR Atami station on Tokaido Shinkansen line

2.Nagaoka Festival Fireworks Event (Niigata Prefecture)

A large-scale event with approximately 20,000 fireworks lighting up the sky. One of the pieces called “Phoenix” is as long as 2km long and lasts as long as 5 minutes making it an extremely dynamic attraction. There is also a round-shaped firework with its diameter as long as 650m, and a firework set off synchronizing with music that light up night sky.

Nagaoka Festival Fireworks Event
Nagaoka Festival Fireworks Event

Nagaoka Festival Fireworks Event

Event date (as of now)
August 2nd and August 3rd, in 2017
Event time
19:20-21:10
Even location
Okamura-cho, riverbed of Shinano River, lower courses of Chosei Bridge in Nagaoka City, Niigata
Access
30 minutes’ walk from JR Nagaoka station on Joetsu Shinkansen line

3.The 103rd Ashikaga Fireworks Festival (Tochigi Prefecture)

The historical fireworks festival marking its 103rd year this year. A total of 20,000 fireworks that will light up the sky include ones made by Japan’s famous firework craftsmen and ones that are innovative utilizing the latest technologies. Especially among them, the last piece that climaxes the event called “Niagara Falls” is absolutely breathtaking. The event location is within a day trip from central Tokyo, and that’s a bonus too.

The 103rd Ashikaga Fireworks Festival
The 103rd Ashikaga Fireworks Festival

The 103rd Ashikaga Fireworks Festival

Event date (as of now)
August 5th, 2017
Event time
19:00-20:45
Even location
Riverbed by lower courses of Tanaka Bridge over Watarase River in Iwai-cho, Ashikaga City, Tochigi
Access
5 minutes’ walk from JR Ashikaga station on Ryomo 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

Enjoy Illumination spot more with an Internet connection!