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[Odawara Sakawa River Fireworks Festival]

The Niagara that crosses Sakawa River is an overwhelming sight

A summer tradition of Odawara, held on the riverbed of Sakawa River, which runs through the center of Odawara City. The fireworks festival features "Hanabillusion", a synchronization of music and fireworks. In 2016, approx. 9,000 fireworks brilliantly colored the night sky. The venue is filled with great cheers every year when the dynamic and beautiful "Niagara" of approx. 300 meters long and 30 meters high runs across the Sakawa River and brightens up the finale. Paid spectator seats are available from which to enjoy the fireworks at leisure. (Advance reservation is required.)
Posted photos Main The Niagara, flowing beautifully along the Odawara-ohashi Bridge
Two photos Upper The "Hanabillusion" with a storyline backed with music, lower Paid spectator seats, where people can enjoy the fireworks while leisurely sitting in chairs with friends or family
 
Date August 5th, 2017
Time 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Skyrockets start from 7:10 p.m.)
 
Location Sakawa River Sports Ground (Around Odawara-ohashi Bridge)
Phone Odawara City Tourism Association
+81-465-22-5002 (Japanese only)
Fee Paid spectator seats (Reservation period: June 15th to July 26th)
1 chair          2,000 yen
1 table (with 4 chairs) 18,000 yen
1 table (with 6 chairs) 20,000 yen
Access Approx. 20-minute walk from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 3 minutes, alight at "Kamonomiya Station", and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
URL Odawara NAVI (Odawara City Tourism Association)
http://www.odawara-kankou.com.e.jk.hp.transer.com/
* The festival will be postponed to August 7th (Mon) in the case of heavy weather.
* Please check the website for details regarding the paid spectator seats and how to make a reservation.
* Depending on the weather and natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / article.
* Odawara Sakawa River Fireworks Festival is scheduled to be held on the first Saturday of August every year.

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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