The Lake Biwa Fireworks   びわ湖大花火大会

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Biwako Dai Hanabi Taikai

Fireworks over Lake Biwa.

The big fireworks from Lake Biwa (Biwako Dai Hanabi Taikai) can also be admired from the large deck Biwako Ohashi.

The big fireworks from Lake Biwa (Biwako Dai Hanabi Taikai) can also be admired from the large deck Biwako Ohashi.

August 8

In the waters of the largest lake in Japan, 10,000 rockets are reflected every year at the Biwako Dai Hanabi Taikai.

The "festival of great fireworks." Everything you need to know is in the title. With more than 300,000 people gathering each year to watch the thousands of rockets, the hanabi of Lake Biwa are a sight to be seen. It even holds the title of largest summer fireworks show in Kyoto!

This is an opportunity to see the city of Otsu - the largest of near Lake Biwa - in a different light ... But beware, this large hanabi show is mobbed by fans: Be sure to arrive early ( at least two hours before) to get comfortable seats (especially on the busy and popular beach at Niono-hama). Don't go by car, either: the 20 km between Kyoto and Otsu can easily take three hours, but be sure to anticipate the huge crowds at Otsu Station (before and especially after the show), and don't forget your yukata!

Check out some of the images on the Flickr account of the Lake Biwa office of tourism.

Biwako Dai Hanabi Taikai 2013 video Torayatorao.


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