After a four-year hiatus due to pandemic safety measures, the Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festa in Chiba City is back with its regular scale. A highlight of Chiba’s summer calendar, the 45th iteration of this remarkable event is set to light up the night sky on August 5th, 2023, with an exceptional fireworks display.

The Grand Event: Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festa 2023

Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festa

The Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festa, also known as the Chiba Citizens Fireworks Festival, will take place at Makuhari Seaside Park in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture. Returning to its regular scale for the first time in four years, the event promises a memorable evening of spectacular pyrotechnics.

The Fireworks Display

Visitors can look forward to around 20,000 fireworks, among the largest numbers launched in Japan. The show will feature traditional “shakudama” fireworks, innovative “gradation fireworks” that display color changes, and sea fireworks that color the sea surface.

The grand finale, weaving together approximately 10,000 fireworks with a mix of “Brocade Crown Chrysanthemum” and sea fireworks, will fill the night sky with golden light. It’s a sight to behold and sure to leave everyone awe-struck.

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Grab Your Seat: Free Invitation Seats

For this year’s event, aside from the free citizen invitation beach seats and general free invitation Messe parking lot seats, there are no other free viewing seats. To secure these free invitation seats, you need to apply in advance by June 26, 2023.

Please note that in case of rain or stormy weather, the event will be canceled and not rescheduled.

Event Details: What You Need to Know

  • Name: Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festa 2023 (45th Chiba Citizens Fireworks Festival)
  • Date: August 5, 2023 (Saturday)
  • Time: 19:15 – 20:15
  • Location: Makuhari Seaside Park [Google Map]
  • Address: Mihama 1, Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture
  • Number of Fireworks: Approximately 20,000
  • In Case of Bad Weather: The event will be cancelled.

Getting There: Transport and Access

  • 15-minute walk from “Kaihin-Makuhari Station” on the JR line.
  • 30-minute walk or bus ride from “Makuhari-Hongo Station” on the JR and Keisei lines.

The Sum Up

With the 45th Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festa back in full swing, prepare for an evening of unforgettable fireworks magic over Chiba’s waters.

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