Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition (Tsuchiura City)
This fireworks display first began in 1925 to commemorate members of the Kasumigaura Naval Air Force killed in WWI, and as a way to promote the local area. In 1947 the display was revamped as a competition, where fireworks companies and experts from around Japan gather to show off their skills.
Sakura River Embankment, Gakuen Bridge area, Tsuchiura City
Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition
By public transport: 30 minutes' walk from JR Joban Line Tsuchiura Station West Exit or 10 minutes' by shuttle bus from the East Exit.
*The fireworks display is extremely crowded. Allow extra time to travel and be prepared to wait for trains and buses.
HOURS18:00 - 20:30 on the first Saturday in October (display may be postponed due to bad weather.