This festival is held every year on a Saturday in mid-August, and is one of the leading fireworks festivals in Japan. Some of the country’s top pyrotechnicians gather and compete in this competitive display that features an impressive 12,000 fireworks, some of which even reaching 700 meters wide! The location along Akagawa River from Haguro Bridge to Mikawa Bridge is free of any obstructions, so spectators can enjoy the fireworks with an uninterrupted view. Tickets must be purchased in advance on the official Japanese website, but you can see it for free by watching it from the rice fields of Mt. Haguro.