With 18, 000 fireworks launched to illuminate the Chikugo River (Shinoyama area and Kyoumachi area) and the sky, Chikugogawa Fireworks Festival is now the largest and best known fireworks display in Western Japan. It is 360-year-old fireworks festival making it one of the oldest in Japan.  Annually, there are over 450,ooo people who visit this event. It is originally dedicated to Kurume Suitengu Shrine.

Event Information


Event DateAugust 5th, 2019 (Mon. 19:40-21:10)
*in case of inclement weather, will be moved to August 7th, 2019 (Wed.) 
VenueChikugo River (Sasayama and Kyomachi Area)
Access10-15 min. walk from JR Kurume Station,
10 min. walk from Nishitetsu ‘Daigaku Byoin’ bus stop
*shuttle bus available from Nishitetsu Kurume Sta.
AdmissionFree

*All event details are subject to change. We will keep you posted for any necessary changes.