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Special Issue : August

Shizuoka Scenes Rich in the Special Ambiance of the Japanese Summer.

Kosai Fireworks

Finally we reach the height of summer, August.

Many days in a row have highs of around 33°C.

The swimming areas in the prefecture are filled every day with people enjoying sea bathing.

This month is also the month for fireworks festivals.

There are numerous fireworks festivals, both big and small, all throughout the prefecture.

From casual homey ones attended by local people to huge ones attended by tens of thousands of people, there is a rich variety.

The Atami Marine Fireworks Festival, where fireworks are shot off from Atami Bay, and the Shimizu Port Festival, where they are shot off from Suruga Bay, allow you to see grand fireworks while being cooled by the sea breezes.

The Fukuroi Enshu Fireworks held in Fukuroi City are one of the biggest fireworks festivals in all Japan.

30,000 fireworks are set off in succession, and the fusion of sound and light is truly awe-inspiring.

You can also enjoy the stalls set up around the fireworks festivals, which sell snacks like shaved ice and offer games like catching goldfish.

Recently, the number of young people who wear yukata (summer kimono) to these events is increasing once more, and the number of scenes in which the special ambiance of the Japanese summer can be felt is increasing.

Fukuroi Enshu Fireworks

Shimizu Minato Matsuri (Shimizu Port Festival)

Yaizu Shrine Taisai Ara Matsuri

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