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JapanSEIBU AMUSEMENT PARK FIREWORKS (Saitama prefecture): every Sat. & Sun. in Aug. and Aug. 13; about 2,500 fireworks; Seibu Yuenchi Station, Seibu Line; free; call 04-2922-1371 for reservations.

ANJIN FESTIVAL OCEANIC FIREWORKS (Itoh, Shizuoka prefecture): Aug. 10, 8-9 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks launched at six different locations in the ocean; five-minute walk from Itoh Station, JR Itoh Line; 0557-37-6105.

TWIN RING FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Tochigi prefecture): Aug. 14, 7:20-8 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks and music and with various motor sports events at Twin Ring Motegi Speedway; 80-minute drive from Utsunomiya IC on Tohoku Express or 60-minute drive from Kanuma IC on Tohoku Express or a 33-minute drive from Mito IC on Jyobai Express; 2,500 yen adults, 500 yen children and 2,000 yen for vehicle parking and 500 yen for bike parking, 5,000 yen for ticket covering one vehicle, all passengers and parking; 0268-64-0080; www.twinring.jp/fireworks.

TOWADA CITY FIREWORKS (Aomori prefecture): Aug. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.; about 4,000 fireworks at Towada Sports Stadium; 0176-75-2425.

SUWAKO FIREWORKS (Nagano prefecture): Aug. 15, 7-9 p.m.; 39,000 fireworks including 1.24-mile width the giant Niagara Fall Fireworks”; Lake Suwako, eight-minute ride from Kami Suwa Station on JR Chuo-Line or a 15-minute ride from Suwako I.C. on Chuo-Express; 2,500 yen adults, 1,000 yen children; 00266-52-4141.

KANAGAWA SHIMBUN FIREWORKS (Kanagawa prefecture): Aug. 17, 7-8 p.m.; 6,000 fireworks; Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, 15-minute walk from JR Sakuragicho Station; 0425-227-0744.

SUMIDA RIVER FIREWORKS (Tokyo): Aug. 27, 7:05-8:30 p.m.; One of the most famous fireworks s displays in Japan, which drew about 948,000 people last year with; 20,000 fireworks at two locations along Sumida River, eastern Tokyo; Asakusa Station, Ginza and Asakusa Lines; 03-5246-1445; sumidagawa-hanabi.com/index_eg.html.

ALL-JAPAN NEW FIREWORKS (Nagano prefecture): Sept. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.; see rare and giant fireworks from skilled and veteran pyrotechnicians, about 17,000 fireworks; Lake Suwako, eight-minute ride from Kami Suwa Station on JR Chuo-Line or a 15-minute ride from Suwako I.C. on Chuo-Express; 00266-52-4141.

GERMAN VILLAGE FIREWORKS (Gunma prefecture): Sept. 17, 8:30-8:50 p.m.; 5,000 fireworks with music; 30-minute drive from Isesaki I.C. on Kita Kanto Express or a 20-minute ride from Akagi Station on Tobu-Line; free after 5 p.m.; 027-283-8451.

Japan

SEIBU AMUSEMENT PARK FIREWORKS (Saitama prefecture): every Sat. & Sun. in Aug. and Aug. 13; about 2,500 fireworks; Seibu Yuenchi Station, Seibu Line; free; call 04-2922-1371 for reservations.

YOKOSUKA KAIKOKU FESTIVAL FIREWORKS (Kanagawa prefecture): Aug. 6, 7:30-8:10 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks as the finale of Yokosuka Kaikoku (port opening) festival Aug. 1-6,; Off Umikaze Park; 15-minute walk from Yokosuka Chuo Station, Keikyu Line; 046-822-8294.

JINGU GAIEN FIREWORKS (central Tokyo): Aug. 6, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; about 10,000 fireworks, live music and performances; Jingu Stadium and National Stadium, Chichibunomiya Rugby Field; tickets are 1,500-4,500 yen; Sendagaya or Shinanomachi Station, JR Sobu Line; 03-3547-0900.

KAWAGOE FIREWORKS (Saitama prefecture): Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m.; 5,000 fireworks at Isanuma Park, 10-minute walk from Isanuma Boken-no mori bus stop after taking a bus from JR Sagakoe Station; 049-224-5940.

SENDAI FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Miyagi prefecture): Aug. 7, 7:15-8:45 p.m.; at Nakanose Athletic Park, 20-minute walk from JR Sendai Station or a 10-minute walk from Hirose-dori Station (subway); 022-222-9788.

TATEYAMA FIREWORKS (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 8, 7:30-8:45 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks and flamenco performances; three-minute walk from Tateyama Station, JR Uchibo Line; 0470-22-8330.

ANJIN FESTIVAL OCEANIC FIREWORKS (Itoh, Shizuoka prefecture): Aug. 10, 8-9 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks launched at six different locations in the ocean; five-minute walk from Itoh Station, JR Itoh Line; 0557-37-6105.

TWIN RING FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Tochigi prefecture): Aug. 14, 7:20-8 p.m.; 10,000 fireworks and music and with various motor sports events at Twin Ring Motegi Speedway; 80-minute drive from Utsunomiya IC on Tohoku Express or 60-minute drive from Kanuma IC on Tohoku Express or a 33-minute drive from Mito IC on Jyobai Express; 2,500 yen adults, 500 yen children and 2,000 yen for vehicle parking and 500 yen for bike parking, 5,000 yen for ticket covering one vehicle, all passengers and parking; 0268-64-0080; www.twinring.jp/fireworks.

TOWADA CITY FIREWORKS (Aomori prefecture): Aug. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.; about 4,000 fireworks at Towada Sports Stadium; 0176-75-2425.

SUWAKO FIREWORKS (Nagano prefecture): Aug. 15, 7-9 p.m.; 39,000 fireworks including 1.24-mile width the giant Niagara Fall Fireworks”; Lake Suwako, eight-minute ride from Kami Suwa Station on JR Chuo-Line or a 15-minute ride from Suwako I.C. on Chuo-Express; 2,500 yen adults, 1,000 yen children; 00266-52-4141.

KANAGAWA SHIMBUN FIREWORKS (Kanagawa prefecture): Aug. 17, 7-8 p.m.; 6,000 fireworks; Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, 15-minute walk from JR Sakuragicho Station; 0425-227-0744.

SUMIDA RIVER FIREWORKS (Tokyo): Aug. 27, 7:05-8:30 p.m.; One of the most famous fireworks s displays in Japan, which drew about 948,000 people last year with; 20,000 fireworks at two locations along Sumida River, eastern Tokyo; Asakusa Station, Ginza and Asakusa Lines; 03-5246-1445; sumidagawa-hanabi.com/index_eg.html.

ALL-JAPAN NEW FIREWORKS (Nagano prefecture): Sept. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.; see rare and giant fireworks from skilled and veteran pyrotechnicians, about 17,000 fireworks; Lake Suwako, eight-minute ride from Kami Suwa Station on JR Chuo-Line or a 15-minute ride from Suwako I.C. on Chuo-Express; 00266-52-4141.

GERMAN VILLAGE FIREWORKS (Gunma prefecture): Sept. 17, 8:30-8:50 p.m.; 5,000 fireworks with music; 30-minute drive from Isesaki I.C. on Kita Kanto Express or a 20-minute ride from Akagi Station on Tobu-Line; free after 5 p.m.; 027-283-8451.


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