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Onpara Purification Fireworks Festivalおんぱら祭奉納花火大会


The Purification Fireworks Festival of the Tsunakoshi-jinja Shrine Matsuri (Onpara Festival) is held in Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture. The term Onpara comes from ''oharai' (Shinto purification ritual), and the festival is familiarly called Onpara-san by locals. Around 2,000 fireworks illuminate the night sky with the prayers to survive the hot summer unscathed by health or disaster. As one of the foremost fireworks festivals in the prefecture, it offers many starmines and colorful big caliber fireworks. The fireworks can be seen from far and wide, as there are no obstructions in the area.

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place Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Shiba Shiba Sports Park
phone 0744426633



Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Shiba Shiba Sports Park [map]



Number of fireworks
2,000 shots
Paid spectator seating
Not available
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.