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Miyajima Waterside Fireworks Festival (Offshore from the Miyajima Island Torii Gate)

The Miyajima Waterside Fireworks Festival is a big event, lighting up the summer night on Miyajima. The event is characterized by the sound and fantastical light of the fireworks, and the illusion that they've been thrown into the sea. The World Heritage historical buildings (the Grand Torii Gate and the shrine building of Itsukushima Shrine) will be bewitchingly lit for just a moment in time. The scene of the fireworks exploding over the water makes this an especially popular location for photography fans, and the festival has even been selected as one of Japan's 100 Fireworks Festivals. Japan's 100 Fireworks Festivals are selected for the best locations, making them the top festivals amongst photographers. About 5,000 fireworks (simple fireworks, star mines, etc.) will be lit, with 150 in the water (100 fireworks with a diameter of about 30 cm). The festival is said to be unusual for the 100 fireworks that will be lit from the water.
Time 2020 Late Aug 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location Offshore from the Itsukushima Shrine Grand Torii
1-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukai-ichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0588
Access ・Approx. 186 minutes from Otani Sanso by car
Approx. 10 minutes by boat from Miyajima-guchi San-bashi Bridge, approx. 25 minutes walking from Miyajima San-bashi Bridge
Price/s [Special Viewing Seating]
Price: 6,000 yen for one seat (Up to 6 seats can be reserved per phone call)
*Advance reservations required (In previous years reservations opened on July 1st)

Miyajima Waterside Fireworks Festival Council, within the Miyajima Tourism Association

1162-18 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0505

TEL: +81-92-291-2670 (Reception: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Notes *The 2020 festival has been cancelled. (2020 is the year of the Tokyo Olympics (July 24th - August 9th) and Paralympics (August 25th - September 6th), and it will be difficult to ensure safety on and around Miyajima, as well as on the water.)
*Because the Grand Torii Gate is undergoing restoration, please be aware that the entire torii gate will be covered with a sheet on the day of the Fireworks Festivals.