Niigata Prefecture – Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Festival

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One of Japan’s Three Great Fireworks Displays

Niigata Prefecture is famous for its production of fireworks.
The Nagaoka Matsuri Grand Fireworks Festival sees a total of 20,000 fireworks launched over the two-day period of August 2nd and 3rd every year!
Not only are a great number of fireworks launched, but many types of fireworks you can’t see elsewhere are also on display, and the enormous scale of the event is amazing!

The program for the fireworks display on each of the 2 days is mostly the same.

Fireworks Launched with Prayers for Peace

The Nagaoka Matsuri Grand Fireworks Festival was founded on wishes for peace from war and to comfort the spirits of those lost to disaster.
Toro Nagashi, parades, as well as the launching of 3 white commemorative fireworks happen on August 1st every year, the eve of the festival. The 3 commemorative fireworks also mark the start of the festival on the 2nd and 3rd.

If there are empty paid seats on the day of the event, they are put up for purchase on a first-come-first-served basis.
The surrounding area gets extremely congested every year, so be sure to use transport options like the train or bus.

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Niigata Prefecture – Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Festival

Location
Shinano Riverbed downstream of Chosei Bridge, outside of Okamura-cho, Nagaoka City, Nigata Prefecture
Access
30 minutes on foot from JR Nagaoka Station
Tel
0258-39-0823
Dates
August 2nd-3rd every year (canceled in case of heavy rain)
Hours
Grand Fireworks Festival 7:20 pm - 9:15 pm
Admission
Free (paid seats available)
URL(Japanese)
http://nagaokamatsuri.com/