Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival (びわ湖大花火大会), Shiga
Situated to the northeast of Kyoto, Lake Biwa provides the setting for an incredible fireworks display every August. More than 10,000 pyrotechnics are launched into the air and reflected in this body of water, with the best views on offer in the ticketed seating area. Each year has a different theme, with the fireworks designed to reflect it in what is a stunning visual spectacle.
Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival
Event date: August 8 2019