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Kōnosu Fireworks cancelled due to typhoon no.19 Hagibis

October 12 @ 18:00 - 20:30

Free
Konosu fireworks image for blog post

Update on October 10th 2019

Due to the worsening forecast for the typhoon number 19, also known as typhoon Hagibis, the organizers have decided to cancel both the scheduled AND back up date for the 18th annual Konosu Fireworks.


Konosu Fireworks 2019 – The 18th annual Konosu fireworks will take place on October 12th 2019. People coming to watch the rugby in Kumagaya will be able to enjoy this spectacular event. The site is close to the Kumagaya Rugby World Cup stadium.

In the event of rain, as happened in 2017, the fireworks will be rescheduled. They were rescheduled for 2 days after the planned date, but if the weather is acceptable and the viewing fields are not water logged, this year they will be rescheduled to Sunday October 13th.

The Konosu fireworks is now (2019) largest autumn firework display in Kanto and one of the largest of the whole year. They normally launch approximately 15,000 fireworks, but in 2019 they are aiming for 20,000. One of the highlights of this festival is that they launch 300 shakudama consecutively, which are the largest type of fireworks in existence. They require a lot of space, so you can’t see these type of fireworks in some displays in Tokyo for example.

Konosu fireworks have enjoyed increasing popularity since 2014 when they set a new world record by launching the heaviest / largest aerial firework shell ever. It was approximately 464 kilograms and exploded into a 800 metre ball of light.  Around the same time you can enjoy the beautiful site of millions of Cosmos in Konosu.

Cosmos fields near the Kumagaya RWC Stadium

 

Konosu Fireworks Access

The free viewing area (see map in grey details box below) is about a 30 minute walk from Konosu station. By car it is 14 kilometers from the Highashimatsuyama Interchange of the Kanetsu expressway. Parking available for 2,000 cars. It costs 2000 yen for the day.

Map, address, contacts and event URL in the grey details box below.  You can find more information about the fireworks on the insaitama.com blog post.

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Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
18:00 - 20:30
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
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Website:
http://kounosuhanabi.com/

Venue

Konosu Free Firework Viewing Area
Takimamuro, 御成橋周辺
Kōnosu, Saitama 365-0044 Japan
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Phone:
048-541-1008
Website:
kounosuhanabi.com

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