pink flower field as a cover photo for the Cosmos Fireworks Festival in Okabe, Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture

Cosmos and fireworks, say no more! 2023 information.

Cosmos Fireworks

The former Okabe town, which is now part of Fukaya City, is renowned for its cosmos fireworks. Thankfully both the fireworks and the festival came back in 2022, for the first time in three years, and are already scheduled for 2023. Moreover, apart from being able to see fireworks, there is a whole cosmos festival on in Okabe on the day. The festival was started in 1989 in celebration of choosing the cosmos flower as the flower of the town.

Its a great weekend for fireworks in Saitama Prefecture – the previous night (the 7th) the famous Konosu Fireworks are on.

2023 Information

Date: Sunday October 8th. However, they will postpone the fireworks until Monday the 9th if there is bad weather on the day. Monday the 9th of October is Sports Day and a public holiday in Japan.

Time: This year, 2023, the Cosmos Festival starts at the later time of 10 am. The festival is on until 6 pm. The fireworks start from 6.30 pm.

Location: Cosmos Kaido Road, Fusaiji, Fukaya, Saitama 369-0203. Map at bottom of post.

Cost: free to spectate

Access

They hold the festival and the firework display around the “Cosmos Kaido” road, close to the south exit of JR Okabe Station.

The 2023 event page. They have an official website too.

Map from the official Fukaya tourist site:

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