The Katakai Festival held in Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture is a traditional festival with a 400-year-old history. Many crowds of people come to the two-day festival on September 9th and 10th every year. Katakai Town is known as the birthplace of the 36 inch firework shell, and traditional events such as Tsutsubiki (tube pulling) and Tamaokuri (firework shell sending) and the launching of the world's largest 48 inch firework shell during the festival color the entire town with fireworks.With most of the launched fireworks 12 inch shells or greater, you can enjoy the large flowers of fireworks that spread throughout the entire sky. Including other fireworks such as starmines and consecutive fireworks, approximately 15,000 fireworks are launched during the two-day festival.
- Nigata Pref. Odiyashi Katakaimachi [ map ]
- 2019/9/9 (Monday) 9/10 (Tuesday)
- Number of fireworks
- 15,000 shots
- Paid spectator seating
- Average attendance
- In case of stormy weather
- Held rain or shine/Postponed in bad weather
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.