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Okazaki-City Okazaki Castle Ieyasu Summer Festival's 75th Fireworks Display
(Okazaki Joka Ieyasu Matsuri [Dai 75 Kai Hanabi Taikai])

Date : 08/05/2023

  • Okazaki Fireworks
  • Okazaki Fireworks

View Mikawa fireworks and their traditional techniques from where they originated

Okazaki's fireworks have their roots in the festival for Sugo Jinja Shrine, and became widely known as a fireworks festival from the Edo period due to the rich atmosphere created by the boats from which they were launched. Nowadays, these fireworks coincide with the Okazaki Castle Ieyasu Summer Festival and sum up the most exciting aspects of Mikawa fireworks—so named for Okazaki's location in the Mikawa region—resulting in their status as a nationally recognized fireworks display. Systematic and simultaneous fireworks, fireworks which swim along the water like goldfish, and an incredible variety of other fireworks come together during this spectacular display.

◆Continuous fireworks launched into the air◆

An approx. hour-and-a-half program offers spectacular explosions as fireworks consecutively fly through the air from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Their collaboration with Okazaki Castle is of particular scenic beauty! Don't miss these breathtaking performances.

◆Rare, mechanized fireworks◆

Fireworks portraying imaginative pictures and words are set up beforehand to be shot off from wooden contraptions. This is where you truly see Okazaki—master of mechanized fireworks—at its best with fun designs which change every year.


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Date : Sat, Aug 5, 2023
Holding time : 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
• Performed even during rainy weather. However, should the event become difficult to hold due to the issuing of a warning for rising river levels, etc., the event will be canceled without postponement.
Place : Launching area: Oto River (downstream from the Tono Bridge) and the banks for the Yahagi River
• There are no free spectating areas nearby the launching sites.
Location : 〒444-0052
561-1 Kosei-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi
• The Access Map shows the location of Okazaki Park.
Fee : As in 2022, the entire area along the Oto River is for paid spectator seating, with no free areas from which to view. Check the Paid Spectator Seating page on the Okazaki City Tourist Association's website (External link. Japanese.) for information on sales.
Parking : Use public transportation as parking is not available for the fireworks display. Parking near the venue which may cause an inconvenience to others or parking at nearby stores or other such establishments is prohibited.
Phone number : 0564-64-1637 (Okazaki City Tourist Association, available 9:00 am–5:00 pm anytime other than New Year's holidays.)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by car
    Access by car
    From Meitetsu Nagoya Station, ride until Higashi Okazaki Station or Okazakikoen-Mae Station. Approx. 10-min. walk.

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