After a lonely four-year hiatus, the spectacular Sakura Fireworks Festival is returning to Inbanuma’s lakeside. This grand festivity is one of Chiba Prefecture’s most renowned summer events.

Sakura Fireworks Festival

Scheduled for Saturday, August 5, 2023, the 62nd Sakura Citizens Fireworks Festival promises an enchanting evening, lighting up the night sky with over 18,000 fireworks.

Whats On Show?

Sakura Fireworks Festival

The Sakura Fireworks Festa is not your ordinary fireworks display. The festival boasts one of Kanto’s largest Starmines, a remarkable spectacle synchronized with music that launches 6,000 rounds within a 10-minute span.

Behold The Spectacular Ni-shakudama

One highlight you won’t want to miss is the “Ni-shakudama”. Once launched, these fireworks expand to a staggering diameter of approximately 500 meters. At this year’s festival, expect to see four of Chiba Prefecture’s largest Ni-shakudama painting the night sky with their stunning patterns and vibrant colors.

How Big Is It?

Sakura Fireworks Festival

In addition to the grandiose fireworks displays, the festival offers an array of unique attractions. From the rare Tezutsu handheld fireworks to waterborne ones that bloom on the lake surface, a total of 18,000 vivid fireworks will charm onlookers with their breathtaking display.

Adverse Weather Conditions? No Worries

The festival organizers have thoughtfully planned a backup date of August 6, Sunday, should adverse weather conditions prevent the fireworks display on the main event date.

Event Details At a Glance

Sakura Fireworks Festival

  • Name: Sakura Fireworks Festa 2023 (62nd Sakura Citizens Fireworks Festival)
  • Date: August 5, 2023 (Saturday)
  • Time: 19:20 – 20:30 (Opening ceremony begins at 19:00, Tezutsu fireworks start at 19:05)
  • Location: Inbanuma Lakeside, Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture
  • Address: 2714 Useido, Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture
  • Fireworks: 18,000 rounds
  • Rain date: If weather conditions are adverse, the event will be postponed to August 6, 2023 (Sunday)

Access to the Festival

  • Approx. 30-minute walk from Keisei Usui Station (Keisei Main Line)
  • Approx. 40-minute walk from Keisei Sakura Station (Keisei Main Line)

For further updates and details on the festival, refer to the official Sakura Citizens Fireworks Festival website.

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