Oshima island in Happo returns with its stunning fireworks display this summer!
2022-08-30 UPDATE: EVENT RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER.
2022-08-20 UPDATE: EVENT POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE.
※Schedule below may be subject to change depending on weather conditions and the COVID-19 situation at the time.
At this annual summer fireworks festival, around 1000 stunning fireworks are launched over the Sea of Japan from a small island named ‘Oshima’ located off the coast in Happo Town, Akita prefecture. It has been 3 years since the last festival, so the locals in Happo and the surrounding Akita Shirakami area are all quite excited to see them this year. Plan ahead and arrive early to enjoy the amazing sunset views over the Sea of Japan!
|Date & Time|
Sunday, 4 September 2022 @8 p.m.
(originally scheduled for 15 August 2022)
|Venue||Nakahama beach, Happo Town, Akita prefecture|
|Access||● About a 30-minute drive along Route 101 (heading to Aomori) from Noshiro-Minami I.C. on the Akita Expressway|
● A 5-minute walk from Hachimori Station on the JR Gono Line ※Due to recent heavy rains, JR East train operations may still be delayed, partially cancelled or suspended. Please be sure to check the latest train status updates here.
|Parking||Free parking available at Chūōkōen (中央公園: 発盛鉱業所跡) |
※Availability of additional parking lots, if any, will be updated later (check link provided below)
For updates: https://www.town.happou.akita.jp/docs/2022060700018/ (only Japanese available)
Contact: Happo Town Industrial Promotion Division
0185-76-4605 (only Japanese available)
Did you know that the Akita Shirakami area is home to a number of unique festivals in Japan?
Check them out here!