Nagasaki – Kyushu's No.1 Fireworks Contest

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The Kyushu's No.1 Fireworks Contest is western Japan’s largest fireworks display, during which over 22,000 fireworks will be launched!
The festival is held in Japan’s largest theme park, “Huis Ten Bosch,” located in Nagasaki Prefecture. It is a large-scale event for which top-level fireworks specialists gather. Additionally, there are plenty of other things to see during the festival, such as the “Hanabi World Cup” which decides which fireworks specialist is the world’s best, the “Odama 100 Concurrent Fireworks Launch,” and the finale, “Special Starmines”!

Hanabi World Cup

The “Hanabi World Cup” is held to find the greatest fireworks specialist from not only Japan, but from across the world. Preliminary competitions are held prior to this event to determine the overseas representatives, and the main event, to be held on September 21st of 2019, will pit Japan’s team against the victorious overseas team from the qualifiers.

Odama 100 Concurrent Fireworks Launch

Don’t even blink or you’ll miss it! Be sure to not miss these concurrently launched fireworks; it’ll have ended before you know it!


The finale is known as “Special Starmines,” where 5000 fireworks are launched within just 5 minutes. Enjoy the beautiful and artful fireworks creations until the very end!

Video of Kyushu's No.1 Fireworks Contest

Basic information on Kyushu's No.1 Fireworks Contest

Basic information on Kyushu No.1 Fireworks Festival

1-1 Huis Ten Bosch Town, Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture
Huis Ten Bosch
About a 5-minute walk from the JR Huis Ten Bosch Station
September 21, 2019, rain or shine (plans pending for severe weather)
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
・Admission fee from 5:00pm, onward: 18 years and up 4300 yen, middle and high school students 3300 yen, elementary school students 2300 yen, Children (4 years old or older) 4300yen, 65 years and up 4300 yen
・1-day passport (includes admission fee and attraction usage fees): 18 years and up 7500 yen, middle and high school students 6500 yen, elementary school students 5100 yen, Children (4 years old or older) 4000yen, 65 years and up 6000 yen
※The above rates are special rates for September 21, 2019
※Assigned-seating special fireworks viewing tickets are on sale separately. (Available for purchase online)