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Yoshino River Midsummer Night's Fireworks Festival吉野川祭り納涼花火大会


This is a seasonal summer event held in Gojo City, Nara Prefecture. It is said that the Father of Fireworks in Japan, Kagiya Yahei, hails from Gojo City. This fireworks festival is considered to display advanced-tech fireworks, in that it takes place on the banks of the Yoshino River, where Yahei first started making fireworks. The fireworks and laser lights set to music that brighten the night sky are a must see sight. On the same day, the Benten sect floating lantern rite is also held as one of the Gojo City summer activities.


Nara Pref. Gojoushi Gojou

phone 0747224001

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Nara Pref. Gojoushi Gojou [map]



Number of fireworks
4,000 shots
Paid spectator seating
Average attendance
In case of stormy weather
Held if light rain/Canceled in bad weather

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          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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