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Gamagori-City Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)

Date : 07/28/2018, 07/29/2018


  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)
  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)
  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)
  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)
  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)
  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)
  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)
  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)
  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)
  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)

A fireworks festival proudly boasting the biggest shell among all Pacific Rim countries!

Held annually in the last weekend of July, the Gamagori Festival is a city-wide event that starts on the Saturday with "Yosakoi" street dances (with the Naruko clappers), Thug of War tournaments, food and goods tents, dance contest for kids, and various other attractions carried out simultaneously at several places around the city's coastal area, from the Gamagori Station building to the Natural History Museum "Sea of Life" and the Gamagori Public Hall.

  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)
  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)
  • Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)

The multiple events continue during the whole day on the Sunday, and at night, the climax of the festival comes with the Gamagori Noryo Fireworks Festival. The word "noryo" carries the meaning of "refreshing after the heat", which is fit for the twilight time when the fireworks start.

Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)

This display of fire flowers is special because it boasts the largest explosive round on the entire Pacific Rim, an astounding 90cm-diameter shell weighting around 300kg, shot from a special mortar installed on a barge floating nearby in the coast which, when burst, creates a huge shining star with over 640 meters of diameter. Usually, three of those impressive rounds are shot at the peak of the event, and the tens of thousands of awed spectators instantly know when they are launched, for the sheer shockwave impact of both cannon and round explosions. The flash lights up the whole Gamagori coast and its famous landmark, Takeshima Island, and together with the background music played along, adds to the show's unforgettable magnificence.

Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)

Upon deciding to go witness this wonderful event, make sure to check the best watching spots: either from the sea-side grass fields of the Gamagori Public Hall, or near the Gamagori Classic Hotel, both a short walk from Gamagori Station. There you'll enjoy the food and goods tents, and the dense crowd of all kinds of people, with a large number of them wearing the traditional light kimono for Summer, the charming "yukata". Or, if you rather not get mixed in the crowd and will be satisfied in watching the pyrotechnic display from afar, there’s the Toyooka-ko Park (Toyooka-ko Koen), distant about 4.5km of the event, but high in a plateau that will provide, besides direct view to the coast and shooting fireworks, together with the wonderful night view of Gamagori City, wide grassy areas where you can sit comfortably and in relative peace, a fun park for kids, toilets, and maybe some food stalls, in addition to parking for 33 cars. However, regardless of your point of choice, make sure to show up early at those locations because they are avidly sought-after by everyone, and good spots run out quickly.

Gamagori Festival & Gamagori Noryo Fireworks (Gamagori Matsuri - Gamagori Noryo Hanabi Taikai)

Needless to say, besides the above mentioned mega-explosive, there’s the incredible show of regular-sized fireworks lit in an amazing pyrotechnic fantasy of lights and sound, an experience sure to make for an everlasting memory of your stay in Aichi.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : •Festival: From July 28th (Saturday) to 29th (Sunday), 2018
•Fireworks: July 29th (Sunday), 2018
Holding time : •Festival: both days from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
•Fireworks: July 29th (Sunday) from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Place : Takeshima Pier (Takeshima Futo) and area around Gamagori downtown shores.
Location : 〒443-0034
Minatomachi, Gamagori-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Paid and free-of-charge parking facilities available at several locations. However, guests are strongly advised to use public transportation as best as possible, especially on the Sunday, due to extensively deployed road blocks and aggravating traffic jams around all areas surrounding the venues.
Phone number : 0533-66-1120 (Gamagori Festival Secretariat at Gamagori City Hall)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Nagoya Station, take the JR Tokaido Main Line. Alight at Gamagori Station and walk southwards 5min.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Please use public transportation.

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