There will be no Odako Fireworks Kasukabe in 2021. They were also cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus.
The fireworks are quite small with just (approximately) 320 starmines and 50 smaller fireworks. They are launched annually as the finale to the traditional summer festival that starts around 3.30 pm. You might recognize the name “Odako” – it shares its name with the kite festival that Kasukabe is famous for. Of course, Kasukabe is most famous as the home of Crayon Shinchan!
The fireworks are normally launched on the last Saturday of August. If it rains, the festival and fireworks are generally postponed until the following day. Please see the official website, linked below, for any changes or last minute weather updates.
Despite being a relatively small fireworks display lasting only 30 to 40 minutes, the event attracts about 20,000 spectators as people come for the festival too.
Access Odako Fireworks
The fireworks spectation area are about a 20 minute walk from Tobu Urban Park’s Minami Sakurai Station. You can get a bus from the North exit of the station bound for Aeon Mall Kasukabe and alight at 「庄和高校」(Showa High School).
There is no official parking lot, but there are a limited number of public parking spots available. However, they are a good distance from the firework site and may not be available each year. The most up-to-date information and a map for the parking:
For more fireworks in Saitama this weekend, and other events in the Saitama area, please see the main event pages.