The Five Best Firework Festivals in Osaka 2019

Experience / Visit Northern Osaka(Osaka Station・Umeda) area

No. 1 Tenjinmatsuri Honnou Fireworks (Miyakojima Ward, about 5,000 fireworks launched)

Expected crowd size: about 1.3 million people.

This is one of the three biggest fireworks festivals in Japan; dynamic fireworks are launched in the Osaka night sky while a procession proceeds along the river below. This firework festival is actually a festival of the local Tenmangu Shrine and honors its principle deity Sugawara Michizane, the god of scholarship.

2019 Scheduled Date:
Thursday 25th July, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Kawasaki Park and Kema Sakuranomiya Park

2 minutes' walk from Sakuranomiya Station West Exit (JR Osaka Loop Line); 5 minutes' walk from Temmabashi Station (Keihan Railway and Osaka Municipal Subway).

No. 2 Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks (Yodogawa Ward, about 20,000 fireworks launched)

Expected crowd size: about 530,000 people.

This local fireworks event is organised and run by local volunteers who love and care for Yodogawa river. Despite this, the number of fireworks launched at the festival is one of the highest of the fireworks displays in Osaka.

2019 Scheduled Date:
Saturday 10th August, 7:40-8:40 p.m.

Yodo River riverside between Shin-Midosuji Yodogawa Bridge and National Highway No. 2.

A 15-minute walk from Tsukamoto Station (JR Tokaido Main Line) or Juso Station (Hankyu Railway Kobe Line, provides access to the Juso side of the river).
A 20-minute walk from Umeda Station from various subway and train lines (provides access to the Umeda side of the river).

No. 3 PL Art of Fireworks Festival (Tondabayashi City, about 20,000 fireworks launched)

Expected crowd size: about 250,000 people.

This display is part of a religious festival of the Church of Perfect Liberty and the number of fireworks launched rivals that of the Naniwa Yodogawa fireworks festival.

This is a powerful and impressive spectacle--vast numbers of fireworks illuminate the night sky as brightly as the daytime while roaring sounds resonate down through the earth beneath your feet.

2019 Scheduled Date:
Wednesday 1st August, 8:00-8:40 p.m.

Kokyu Country Club

A 15-minute walk from Tondabayashi Station North Exit (Kintetsu Nagano Line)

No. 4 Senshu Light and Sound Dream Fireworks (Sennan City, about 25,000 fireworks launched)

Expected crowd size: about 200,000 people.

This fireworks display is the last part of a larger event, the 3rd Osaka Senshu Summer Festival, which is held on the same days.
It is a new type of event where fireworks and music come together.
At last year's event, 20,000 fireworks were launched over two days, and this year the aim is to launch 25,000.

2019 Scheduled Date:
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
*Will be held in the case of rain but canceled in the case of stormy weather.

Osaka Sennan Tarui Southern Beach

A 10-minute walk from Tarui Station (Nankai Electric Railway Main Line)

No. 5 Inagawa River Fireworks (Ikeda City and Kawanishi City, about 4,000 fireworks launched)

Expected crowd size: about 124,000 people.

Inagawa Fireworks Festival is a great fireworks display held on the riverside of the Inagawa River which runs between Ikeda City in Osaka and Kawanishi City in Hyogo Prefecture.

2019 Scheduled Date:
Saturday 17th August, 7:20-8:20 p.m.

Inagawa River riverbed at Momozono 1- and 2-chome, Ikeda City, Osaka

A 10-minute walk from Ikeda Station (Hankyu Railway Takarazuka Line); a 15-minute walk from Kawanishi-Ikeda Station (JR Takarazuka Line)