Chikugo River fireworks display
Chikugo River fireworks display
 
 
 

Chikugo River fireworks display
5 Aug 2017 19:40 - 21:10

The Chikugo River Fireworks Display takes place in early August. The event’s origin is said to be the fireworks devoted to Suitengu Shrine, giving it an over 350 year history.

This display is one of the largest in western Japan with roughly 18 thousand fireworks being let off at two venues, one in Sasayama and the other in Kyomachi. There are plenty of powerful and impressive fireworks to be seen, such as the “Niagara Falls” across the Chikugo River. Many people from not only Kyushu but the whole country attend the display every year!

Location: Komorino, Sasayama, Tosu, Nagatoishi, Kyoumachi, Miyaki

Access:
● approximately 10 minutes on foot from JR Kagoshima Main Line "Kurume Station" from "Kyoumachi meeting place" and is approximately 10 minutes on foot from "Sasayama meeting place"
● approximately 10 minutes on foot from Sasayama meeting place after use of Nishitetsu bus, getting off at "university hospital" bus stop from Nishitetsu-Kurume Station.
※ Paid shuttle bus leaves from Nishitetsu-Kurume Station, too.
● At "the best amenity stadium (the JR Tosu station square)," approximately 1,000 parking is possible. ※15:00 - opening

Official website: http://kurume-matsuri.info/fire/index.html (Japanese)

Chikugo River Fireworks