Information for the annual Heritage Resort Fireworks in Kumagaya City, on the border of Namegawa town.
For the last three summers, due to the pandemic, there were very few firework displays in Japan. However, throughout that period Hotel Heritage was one of the few places that had fireworks. Moreover, in 2021, while there were a few places that had ‘surprise’ fireworks, it was the only place that had scheduled fireworks. In addition, they also had Golden Week fireworks that year and each year since.
Fireworks 2023 at Shinrin Koen Hotel Heritage
The address of this hotel is in Kumagaya, but it is called the Shinrin Koen Heritage Resort. It is right on the border of Namegawa and close to the excellent Shinrin Park. If you are visiting the summer fireworks, be sure to check out the summer flowers at the park! Trivia: The Emperor and Empress and other members of the Imperial family have stayed at this branch of the Heritage Resorts.
On select dates in both summer and Golden week they have a firework display. For 500 yen per person you can watch a small, but pretty fireworks display from a viewing deck by the Hotel Heritage’s golf course. (Guests of the hotel are not charged).
Summer Fireworks 2023
This event has gotten bigger and bigger over the years. In 2020, they only had four nights of fireworks. Last year, 2022, they had planned nine initially, but ended up adding more dates for a total of 13. This year, they have scheduled fireworks on 16 nights. Of which, eight are “special day” displays. They haven’t elaborated on what that entails though!
Event: Shinrin Koen Heritage Resort Fireworks 花火打上（埼玉県熊谷市：ホテルヘリテイジ）
Dates: Summer 2023 ~ July 15th, 16th and 22nd. August 5th to 15th, 18th and 19th. (Weather permitting). “Special Days” = July 15th and 16th, and August 5th, 11th to 14th and the 19th.
Time: from around 8.30 pm in the summer and 8.15 pm in Golden Week. Please note, they are only a small display lasting about ten minutes.
Cost: free for guests of the hotel, 500 yen for day trippers.
Venue: Shinrin Koen Heritage Resort, 228 Oegawa, Kumagaya, Saitama 360-0103. View on Google Maps.
Hotel Buses go from Shinrin Koen Station and Kumagaya Station during the day, but unfortunately at night it is quite hard to get to the hotel by public transport. Guests can reserve a bus, but they don’t have the same service for day trippers coming to see the fireworks. You will need to come by car and pay the 500 yen charge which covers your entry into the fireworks too. The hotel is about a twenty minute drive from the Higashimatsuyama Interchange of the Kanetsu Expressway. Head North on route 250 and keep left for route 47.