Sat, Aug

Sakura Citizens Fireworks Festival

6:50pm – 8:30pm

Turn up the lights for the Sakura Citizens Fireworks Festival in Sakura City, Chiba. This year’s fireworks show will be a dazzling display to celebrate Sakura’s 70th anniversary.

What happens?

The Sakura Citizens Fireworks Festival is a massive 20,000 fireworks event, with 70 extra special shots to celebrate the anniversary. You can expect to see the fireworks light up both the sky and the waters of Lake Inbanuma. On top of that, unique cherry blossom-shaped fireworks will bloom into 500-meter-wide flower designs.

Handheld fireworks will be available for the paid seats — perfect for little ones to get a close up view. And of course, expect the usual festival trimmings of food and drink stalls.

Photo by Sakura City


Entry to the Sakura Citizens Fireworks Festival is free. There is paid seating, with chairs and clearer views, which can be booked on the event website (link in Japanese) until May 29.

How to get there

The fireworks will be held at Sakura Furusato Square. From Tokyo, take the Keisei Main Line from Keisei Ueno Station to Keisei-Sakura Station (around 1 hour).

From Keisei-Sakura Station to Furusato Hiroba, take a Sakura City bus. It drops you off right outside the park, and then it’s a short walk to the event.

You can also stroll over from Keisei-Usui Station, but it’s quite a long walk. Expect a 30-40 minute walk depending on how fast you are.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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