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Kanmon Strait Marine Fireworks Festival関門海峡花火大会


Shimonoseki City of Yamaguchi Prefecture and Moji of Kitakyushu City of Fukuoka Prefecture both host this festival. As though competing, approximately 15,000 fireworks bejewel the nigh skies from both shores of the Kanmon Strait. The Moji side specialty is the successive large caliber fireworks set to music, and the Shimonoseki side hosts the lighting of the Kanmon Bridge in synch with fireworks. The highlight and grand finale is the 18 inch shells that bursts into a 450 meter wide blossom 450 meters in the air.

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place Yamaguchi prefecture Shimonoseki city Ikaport
phone 0832232001



Yamaguchi prefecture Shimonoseki city Ikaport [map]



Number of fireworks
15,000 shots
Paid spectator seating
Average attendance
In case of stormy weather
Held rain or shine/Canceled in bad weather
Venue:Aruka Port, No. 22 Berth, Kamon Wharf, In front of Karato Market

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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Yamaguchi Main Areas


Heading west along Japan's largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you'll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we're not talking just the usual fish dishes—the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.