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

Cosmos and fireworks, say no more!

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 will be back in 2022 for the first time in three years. 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.

2022 Information

Date: Sunday October 9th. However, the festival and fireworks will be postponed until Monday the 10th if there is bad weather on the day. Monday the 10th of October is a public holiday in Japan.

Time: The Cosmos Festival is on from 9 am with events starting at 10am. 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

*You need to wear a mask to this event and also sanitize your hands at the festival site.


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

2022 Official Event page.

Map from the official website:

Another firework festival held in October in Saitama Prefecture.

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