Iwaki Fireworks Festival

A creative fireworks display that appeals with its elaborate program

Adding colour to Iwaki in summer, the Iwaki Fireworks Festival is a rarity in Japan because it is a large-scale fireworks festival organised by local people. The current program is composed of creative fireworks and the local people’s fireworks. 

The locals’ fireworks are Odama fireworks, such as traditional Shakudama fireworks, that are launched by families and friends, regardless of whether they are individuals or groups, to commemorate auspicious events, advertise, and for other purposes as they please. 

The greatest highlight is the creative fireworks. The fireworks intricately programmed on a second-by-second basis are launched in succession into the night sky in time with music, enchanting the spectators with an even more splendidly-coloured night at the port. 

Before the day of the fireworks festival, the Iwaki Odori in Onahama is held the night before the fireworks and the Onahama Kaiyusai is held as a pre-event. 

General Information

● About a 15-minute taxi ride from Izumi Station on the JR Joban Line
● About 40 minutes by bus from JR Iwaki Station
● About 20 minutes from the Iwaki-Nakoso IC and Iwaki-Yumoto IC on the Joban Expressway

*There are transport restrictions on the roads around the venue on the day of the festival. It is recommended to use the shuttle bus running between Izumi Station and the venue.
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August 6, 2022
Onahama, Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture


Iwaki Fireworks Festival Executive Committee
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