Shin-Yokohama Fireworks Festival – a New Festival Since 2018



In this article, I would like to introduce you Shin-Yokohama Fireworks Festival 2018. It was the first-time fireworks festival in Shin-Yokohama. The event is a new sense of fireworks festival which means a fusion of fireworks and music. Furthermore, the place is around Shin-Yokohama Park where is Nissan Stadium. The stadium will hold Rugby World Cup 2019 and also Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. Therefore, Shin-Yokohama will become a famous city from now.

The Fireworks

I think that Summer in Japan is a season of festivals and fireworks.  You can attend them in various places in Japan, so if you spend your summer vacation in Japan, don’t miss it!

The Shin-Yokohama Fireworks display was lasting for about 30min.  There were various kinds of fireworks.

First, you will see a rapid-fire barrage of fireworks. The fireworks balls are from Tohoku, Niigata, and Nagano prefectures – the most famous fireworks festivals places. The second one is Wabi [和火] that is just of one color, so it’s not flashy, but it’s a traditional Japanese firework.   Other types of fireworks were in the shapes of a face and some animals, so children enjoyed it much!

And finally, you could see gold dropping branches. When you look at those branches, you can feel traditions and art of beautiful Japanese fireworks.

The Live Music Event

This time “MY FIRST STORY” – a Japanese rock band performed live on the stage. Their songs boomed out at Shin-Yokohama, and after they finished the live concert, the fireworks festival started.


At this festival, you can occupy paid seats or seat in the free area. I was sitting in an unrestricted area. However, I could not see the fireworks on the ground level because of building in front, so I recommended you check a good viewing point beforehand.


I would like to introduce some exciting places in Shin-Yokohama.

Shin-Yokohama Station is served by the Tokaido Shinkansen, Yokohama Line, and Yokohama Subway Blue line. Thus, you can come quickly from Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto) by using Shinkansen and also you can go quickly from Tokyo. Of course, Yokohama is very close to Shin-Yokohama.

Nissan Stadium [International Stadium Yokohama]

Nissan stadium is the home stadium of Yokohama F. Marinos and the J1 League. Furthermore, it hosted games during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and the final game between Germany and Brazil took place at this stadium. Also, the stadium is one of the football venues for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Moreover, the stadium has been selected as one of the venues for 2019 Rugby World Cup. Shin Yokohama is expecting a lot of guests in the nearest future.

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum is a food court where you can eat noodles from famous noodle shops in Japan. Also, there is a museum shop, sweets shop and a café. Everything inside the museum reminds a cityscape of Japan of the Showa Period.

If you like Japanese ramen I recommend you to go there because you can try various delicious noodles at one time. Admission fee for adults is 310 Yen, for kids is 100 Yen, and for seniors 100 Yen. I think that it is pretty reasonable, so please visit Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum if you come to Shin-Yokohama Firework Festival.

Official homepage of the museum:

Details and Access

Date and Time:

July 26th, 2018

Start 19:15 End 19:45

[This information is for 2018. Please check the official website for the next year information]

Place: Shin-Yokohama Park


Address: 3300 Kozukue City Kohoku Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Access:   JR Yokohama Station, Yokohama Subway Blue line Shin-Yokohama Station – 20min by walk

JR Kozukue Station – 15min by walk

Yokohama Subway Blue line Kita-Shin-Yokohama Station – 20min by walk


Closing Remarks

If you spend your summer vacation in Japan, I highly recommend you to attend at least one summer festival with fireworks. You can feel real summer in Japan. I enjoyed seeing the fireworks in Shin-Yokohama, so please come to Shin-Yokohama Fireworks Festival it is one of the best displays. But if you can’t come to this festival, don’t worry. You can enjoy the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum and NISSAN Stadium where you can watch football games. (I hope that you like football and Noodles.)

Do You Like Fireworks Festivals?

Hope you enjoyed reading this article and it made you want to visit the Asia Port Fireworks Festival! However, there are a lot of fireworks festivals and events in summer, as fireworks festivals are one of the traditional events in Japan. Put on your Yukata and getas, meet your friends and enjoy a beautiful night sky lit up with thousands of colorful fireworks!
If you are planning to visit Japan to see fireworks, the following article picked the top 11 best fireworks (or Hanabi) festivals for you!


How About Attending a Lantern Festival?

If you’d like to enjoy the more calm atmosphere with cozy yellow lights instead of crowdy fireworks festivals, lantern festivals are what you should experience. Lantern festivals in Japan are very popular, and you can see it in any season. If you would like to know more about the most popular lantern festivals in Japan, please click on the link below and you will find an article on best 13 lantern festivals in this unique country!


Would You Like to Know How to Enjoy a Japanese Festival Even More?

A lot of people when they get to a Matsuri for the first time feel a bit lost. They confuse about what is happening around. If you are new to Japanese Festivals or want to know an alternative way of how you can enjoy these events, the following article will provide you with a set of helpful tips on how to choose a proper festival and activities you should try there. Please don`t hesitate to take a look at it!



I live in Yokohama. My home town is Hiroshima. I have lived in England for 4years.And I have traveled to Europe,so now I want to show you to my country JAPAN!

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