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Lantern Floating and Fireworks Festivalとうろう流しと大花火大会

Event

This classic Obon festival has as its backdrop Fukui Prefecture's Kehi no Matsubara, one of Japan's Top 3 Seashore Pine Groves, along with Shizuoka's Miho no Matsubara, and Saga's Niji no Matsubara. After setting approximately 6,000 red, blue, and yellow lanterns adrift on the ocean, 13,000 fireworks are launched above the bay. The immense starmine display, launched from various points, reaches over one kilometer in length, completely illuminating the sky over Tsuruga Bay. With over 200,000 visitors annually, this fireworks festival is the largest in Fukui Prefecture.

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place Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Matsushimachou
phone 0770228167

Details

Address

Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Matsushimachou [map]

Phone

0770228167

Date
2018/08/16(Thursday)
19:30-20:30
[Lantern floating]18:30-Scheduled
Number of fireworks
13,000 shots
Paid spectator seating
Yes
Scheduled
Average attendance
190,000people
In case of stormy weather
Held if light rain/Canceled in bad weather
Parking Lot
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

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Fukui Main Areas

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Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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