Lantern Floating and Fireworks Festival (とうろう流しと大花火大会)
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.
- Number of fireworks
- 13,000 shots
- Paid spectator seating
- Yes (Scheduled)
- Average attendance
- In case of stormy weather
- Held if light rain/Canceled in bad weather
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.