Enjoy the "Hanabi" festival in Nagano!

July 12, 2016

Hanabi is a Japanese word for fireworks, and it is a symbol of summer in Japan. There are many fireworks festivals all over Japan from July to August. During fireworks festivals, local people dressed in Yukata (a Japanese casual cotton kimono for summer) gather and get closer to each other.

In the Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival, fireworks will be launched over the lake with music, and the sounds will be echoed very clearly as Lake Suwa is located in the middle of a basin. Only those who apply to this plan can sit in a special seat in the festival, from which you can command a great view of fireworks.

After having a relaxing time in a hot spring and enjoying a Japanese Kaiseki meal (refined style of cooking originating in the art of tea ceremony) in the inn, why don't you enjoy the fireworks festival?

Suwa Area

Suwa is located about 2 and a half hours away by express train from Shinjuku Station, Tokyo. It is famous for hot springs, and you can see Lake Suwa from the rooms of the most traditional inns in the area.

Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival

Schedule: July 18th (Mon.) 2016, 8:00 pm to 8:40 pm, about 3,000 to 3,500 fireworks in total will be launched in the sky.

This particular festival is only one of the many summer fireworks festivals in Japan. We would like to welcome you with open arms to our beautiful nation and enjoy taking part in the many fireworks festivals Japan has to offer.

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