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Please see the grey “details box” at the bottom of each individual event for dates, hours, prices, location and external links.
**During the 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak events are subject to change and cancellation at a moment’s notice. Please do always check with the official website for any last minute changes or cancellations.**
CANCELLED FOR 2020 Ageo Fireworks | AGEO
August 1 @ 19:00 - 21:30Free
Ageo fireworks are one of the 10 largest firework displays in Saitama. Approximately 10,000 fireworks will be launched, including “shakudama” 尺玉 which are the largest sized shells. There are starmines as well as fireworks with celebratory messages for birthdays, marriage and good results in tests. These fireworks attract about 160,000 spectators. There are about 50 festival stalls.
The Ageo fireworks have been cancelled for 2020:
Ageo Fireworks Festival is held as a summer tradition of Ageo every Saturday in late July or early August, but since next year 2020 will be within the Tokyo Olympic Games holding period, changes to the schedule We have been examining security systems and securing means of transport for the audience.
As a result, it is difficult to change the schedule in the operation of fireworks and golf courses, it is difficult to establish a security system as usual, and there is concern about safe operation, security costs and means of transportation for spectators. Due to the expected increase in expenses such as the cost of securing the fireworks, we decided to cancel the next year’s fireworks display.”
The next Ageo fireworks will be on July 31st 2021.
Ageo Fireworks Access
The fireworks are launched near Riverside Phoenix Golf course, which is a 15 minute bus ride from JR Takasaki Line, Ageo Station (map in the grey details box at the very bottom of the post). Queries to Ageo Tourist Board at 048-775-5917. You can pay for a priority seat if you book in advance through the official website (in the grey details box below). Otherwise the fireworks are free to spectate from any of the public viewing areas.
Currently (May 2019) awaiting the 2019 flyer, this was the 2018 flyer:
You can also view the fireworks from Maruyama Park and Enomoto Farm. The farm usually closes at 5pm, but stays open until 9pm on the day of the fireworks. Parking is usually free at Enomoto Farm, but due to the increasing popularity as a place to view the fireworks there maybe changes this year.
For more summer and other events in Saitama please see the main event pages.
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors, particularly with the current Coronavirus outbreak.