Best Fireworks in Osaka 2024 Summer

Osaka Fireworks: List of the Best Fireworks Festivals in Osaka in Summer

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One of the most popular celebrations in Japan during summer is the Fireworks Festival (Hanabi in Japanese) which there are many events held from July and August( Obon ) to September.

This summer tradition began in the Edo period when people wore the national Japanese Yukata costume. Fireworks symbolize hope, drive away evil spirits, and bring good luck. Currently, some Japanese or even foreign tourists wear Yukata during the fireworks festival to experience the traditional Japanese fireworks and enjoy some activities in the event such as shows, entertainment, and summer foods and drinks.

During this season, many places in Japan have big fireworks events that boast about 20,000 colorful fireworks with different designs that light up the sky, which Japanese people enjoy and excited about. And if you are planning to attend a fireworks event in Osaka, I suggest to book early to get a good spot to see the fireworks. In this article, I will share some best fireworks events in Osaka.

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Senshu Yume Fireworks (Sea side Festival)

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One of Osaka’s largest seaside fireworks displays held in Hamadera Park on the 2nd of June. The early summer fireworks apart from the famous Senshu Fireworks Festival take place every August. Featuring a colorful and spectacular display of fireworks with almost 1500 fireworks light up in the sky.

Dates: June 2, 2024
Location: Hamadera Park
Website: https://senshuhanabi.com/

Tenjin Festival (Fireworks)

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The Tenjin Festival is one of the most famous and major festivals in Osaka which is also known as the Fire and Water Festival. The festival features processions of boats along the Okawa River with more than 3000 fireworks displays that bring vitality and life to the festival.

In Japanese culture, the Tenjin Festival is celebrated to honor the deity of learning. It is held annually at the end of July with nearly 1 million people traveling to witness the event.

Dates: July 24 and 25, 2024
Location: Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
Website:https://osakatemmangu.or.jp/saijireki/tjm

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

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The 36th Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival

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The Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival is one of the well-known summer fireworks celebrations and annually held in Osaka where many tourists come to witness the massive and breathtaking display of fireworks. Featuring colorful, shapes and designs of fireworks along with special effects and sounds that make you feel the summer season in Japan.

Apart from the fireworks display you can also enjoy a variety of summer activities for the whole family, several summer foods and drinks with some souvenirs and good stalls around.

Dates: August 3, 2024
Location: Yodogawa Riverbed
Website: https://www.yodohanabi.com/

Senshu Fireworks Festival

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The Senshu Fireworks Festival is one of the largest fireworks displays held annually in Osaka every August to celebrate the traditional Japanese summer culture. Almost 20,000 colorful fireworks display light up in the sky with special effects, music, and performances.

Dates: August 24, 2024
Location: Sennan Long Park
Website: https://www.senshuhanabi.com/

3rd Suito Kurawanka Fireworks Festival

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The Suito Kurawanka Fireworks Festival is one of the most memorable fireworks celebrations in the area. After a long time, the festival was finally revived in 2022 and celebrated its 3rd year by holding a philosophy of ” A fireworks festival that lasts 100 years”. Where represents the number of people living in the area and the continued growth and development of the community.

The event features a spectacular fireworks display with powerful performances. Various Japanese summer cultures can be seen and enjoyed along with food stalls and fun summer activities.

Dates: September 15, 2024
Location: Yodagawa River Park
Website: https://suito-kurawanka.jp/about

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Thank you for reading, I hope this article helps you find a good fireworks event in Osaka to attend. For more information and travel tips about Summer in Japan. Check out the following articles.

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Greetings to all mommies I am a supermom from Philippines. Previously, I worked and lived in Dubai for seven years, until 2015 the year I  moved in Japan. Currently, I am happily settled here with my Japanese husband and our 7 months old baby. I could only describe my almost 6 years of living here as a roller coaster ride more so, after I gave birth to my son. Japan had changed me in ways unimaginable. It has influence my lifestyle, my perceptions and beliefs. I was able to witness firsthand the pros and cons of living in the country. From their  language, culture and ethnicity, the people, place and in work. Those years were enough to give me quite personal and memorable experiences which I would be more than delighted to share with you.