Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival
There are numbers of fireworks festivals across the country during summer, and it’s one of the most exciting things to see in this season in Japan.
If you are seeking to watch fireworks, but something more special than ordinary ones, I highly recommend you to visit the fireworks at Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island in Hiroshima Prefecture.
Miyajima island is a popular tourist sites, where the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shrine is located. The shrine is mostly recognized by its magnificent red floating torii gate.
Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival is held at Itsukushima Shrine every year in late August. The festival attracts over 300,000 visitors every year, and it’s considered one of the most spectacular fireworks in the country. The fireworks are set on the sea behind the torii gate, which create gorgeous view as over 5,000 fireworks explodes in dark water.
The fireworks festival is absolutely free to watch, but if you wish to catch the best view or to photograph the fireworks, it’s highly recommend to visit there earlier in the day and keep viewing spots.
Or you can also book special viewing seats (6,000 yen per seat) in advance. It’s not cheap but the view must be incomparable. The tickets for the seats are sold from 1 st July and can be booked only by phone. Check the link (http://www.miyajima.or.jp/event/event_hanabi.html) for more information.
Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival 2020 has been cancelled to ensure safety as it’s become difficult to make preparation in advance and secure security personnel during the term. In particular the Tokyo Olympics (24 July to 9 August) and the Paralympic Games (25 August to 6 September) will be held. It’s also announced that the next fireworks festival is due to be held in 2021.
Date: Cancelled for 2020