Hakodate Port Fireworks

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Hakodate Port Fireworks
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Held in Hakodate Port, an important transport hub connecting Hokkaido and Honshu with an excellent natural harbor, the Hakodate Port Fireworks is a dynamic fireworks show that makes the most of the location. From the 600-meter venue stretching along the waterfront from Toyokawa Pier to the Mashumaru Aomori-Hakodate Ferry Commemorative Museum, visitors can enjoy the art of astounding creative fireworks launched from up to five locations as they paint Hakodate's night sky with light and sound, including starmines, fireworks placed on the surface of the bay, and digitally linked wide-area star mines.
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Shirlene P
Singapore, Singapore248 contributions
Exhilarating fireworks
Aug 2019 • Friends
It’s fantastic and people were impressed with how beautiful and big the fireworks were. There were oohs and aahs whenever the dark sky exploded with these fiery colours. Definitely a must see. The fireworks were in the bay area. From Hakodate station to Jiujigai station. This is an annual event held on the first day of Hakodate Port Festival. We were there on 01 Aug 2019.
Written August 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

baydreams
San Francisco, CA256 contributions
New concept fireworks, amazing artistic show in the sky
Jul 2016 • Couples
It was coincidental that we stayed in Hakodate for 3 days in mid-July, with the last day on a Sunday when the annual fireworks was scheduled at 7:45 pm (for future schedule, see En web hakodate.travel). The fireworks were set off from a man-made island in the Hakodate harbor. They were visible unobstructed along a long stretch of open ground on the waterfront (quayside, wharf, bay).

We walked towards the quayside by avoiding the most heavy foot traffic in the few blocks around the train station and tram routes. We turned into Shinonome Hiroji, which is a divided road with a middle green belt, leading from the Hakodate City Office Bldg for 8 blocks to the quayside (NW direction). One can find any cross street that intersects with that road and turn towards the waterfront. If you pass by Hakodate Danshaku Club Hotel and Resort, then you are 3 blocks from the harbor. Around 7:20 pm, the waterfront was about half-filled with people. At our viewing spot, the moored memorial ship museum Mashumaru was directly on the right, the firework island on the distant left.

This firework show has many features that are quite different from the others. 1. A man and woman MCs were speaking Japanese in commentaries. Before the fireworks started, they announced the names of sponsors (a long list). 2. The one-hour show had about 10 segments of individual fireworks, each about 5 min long. The MCs explained each segment before starting. 3. Each segment was synchronized (within 1-2 sec) with music coming out of loudspeakers on site, including Japanese pop song, rap song, and new age music. 4. The fireworks were shot into the sky with certain rhythms and intervals (according to the music), sometimes at different heights simultaneously (low and medium, or high and super high). 5. Some patterns of the fireworks seemed to be new to me, such as spraying upwards like water fountain, or spreading from one side to another side of a global pattern. 6. The overall impression to me was an artistic display of firework “paintings” in the sky, ever changing moment by moment. (see separate video)

If the new concept is to create an art form in firework show, combining colors, patterns, rhythms and music, I hope the trend spreads to other Japanese cities and around the world.
Written September 17, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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