The Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Show


Experience a captivating spectacle of diverse and gigantic fireworks, including the moving Fireworks of Prayer, drawing in a million spectators!

This mesmerizing fireworks display unfolds along the banks of the Shinano River, with spectator seats available to enjoy the show. Over the night, a spectacular variety of fireworks illuminate the sky, including the breathtaking Sho-sanjakudama, with a colossal 650-meter diameter burst, and the 2-kilometer Phoenix, which is dedicated to prayers of recovery.

Its roots trace back to a festival held in commemoration of the lives lost in the August 1, 1945 Nagaoka Air Raid, praying for the city’s recovery. This legacy has been passed down over the decades, imbued with the hopes of locals. It is one of Japan's most beloved fireworks festivals, drawing over a million annual spectators across its two-day celebration.

General Information

Date August 2 and 3 every year
Time 7:20 pm - around 9:10 pm (tentative)
Directions●30 min. on foot from Nagaoka Station on the JR Shinetsu Main Line/Joetsu Shinkansen.
●20 min. by car from the Nagaoka IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.
Car Park●Regular cars: Temporary parking available (parking fees apply)
●Large vehicles: Temporary parking available (parking fees apply)
Prices●Spectator Tickets: Admission fee required (please refer to the official website for ticket prices)
NotesDue to high attendance, be prepared for significant crowds.


NameNagaoka Fireworks Foundation
Telephone Number0258-39-0823