July 10, 2014

Hida Takayama Fireworks Festival

Takayama Summer Fireworks Festival

57th Summer Fireworks Festival
Place: Miyagawa Riverbank Park (宮川緑地公園)
 → 10minutes from J-Hoppers
Date and Time: Wed, July 30 [19:30-20:45]*

Firework festivals are held all over Japan during the summer, and Takayama is no exception!

Every mid-summer in Takayama, two fireworks festivals are held in the middle of the Miyagawa River that channels right through the center of the city.

An impressive amount of fireworks and rockets will colour the night sky during the 30th July and then just a week later, there will be another fireworks event in which men grasp the rockets in their arms and then in a rather dangerous yet courageous act, proceed to ignite them whilst holding! (Don't try this at home!) 

This year's first fireworks festival can be viewed from many places in central Takayama, but we personally recommend visiting Miyagawa Riverbank Park as the fireworks will take place a little further down the river.

This year's hand held fireworks festival (Tezutsu Hanabi) can be seen near the Yayoi Bridge in central Takayama.