Okazaki Summer Festival 66th Fireworks Display

Photo courtesy of Okazaki Tourism Bureau
Photo courtesy of Okazaki Tourism Bureau

Last year approximately 480,000 people attended this spectacular event! This is one of the most well-known fireworks in the region and is highly recommended. There’ll also be approximately 100 stalls on the day.

When: Sat. 2 Aug. (18:50 – 21:00). Will proceed in the event of rain. Will be postponed till the next day in the event of stormy weather.

Where: Otogawa River (乙川) and Yahagi River (矢作川) riversides.

Access: Higashi Okazaki (東岡崎駅) or Okazaki Koenmae Station (岡崎公園前駅) on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (名鉄名古屋本線). Alternatively, go to Naka Okazaki Station (中岡崎駅) on the Aichi Loop Line (愛知環状鉄道). Approximately a 10-minute walk from either station. No parking available.


Tookai Matsuri Fireworks Display



Approximately 4,000 fireworks with 130,000 people attending last year!

When: Sat. 9 Aug. (19:20 – 20:30); 10 Aug. in the event of heavy rain.

Where: Oike Koen (大池公園), Tokai City

Access: A 15-minute walk from Otagawa Station (太田川駅) on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line (名鉄常滑線). Free temporary car park (15:00 – 22:00 / 2,000 spaces) available at local JH & elementary schools.


Japan Rhine Summer Festival & Fireworks Display



With Japan’s oldest castle illuminated in the background, approximately 3,000 fireworks are launched from river boats stationed in the middle of the Kiso River. Attracting approximately 200,000 people and with around 200 market stalls in operation, you’re sure to have a fun night out.

When: Sun. 10 Aug. (19:30 – 20:20)

Where: On the banks of the Kiso River (木曽川), downstream from the Inuyamabashi Bridge (犬山橋), Inuyama City (犬山市).

Access: A short walk from Inuyama Yuen Station (犬山遊園駅) on the Meitetsu Inuyama Line (名鉄犬山線); additional services will be in operation.


48th Tokoname Yaki Matsuri and Evening Fireworks



Watch approximately 1,500 fireworks over the seaside location of Tokoname from 19:00.

When: Sat. 23 Aug. (19:00 – 20:00). Will proceed in light rain. Details can be checked on the 常滑焼まつり website ( or on Facebook.

Where: Tokoname City, Shinkai cho, 6 chome (常滑市新開町6丁目地内)

Access: Approximately a 10-minute walk from Tokoname Station (常滑駅) on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line (名鉄常滑線)


The 16th Nippon Domannaka Festival

Ⓒ にっぽんど真ん中祭り
Ⓒ にっぽんど真ん中祭り

See over 200 teams & around 23,000 performers from across Japan and from around the world take over the streets of Nagoya as part of Japan’s largest dance festival. In 2010, the festival was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records for having the “Largest Naruko Dance” in the world with 9,481 participants which lasted 5 minutes and 33 seconds! Colourful and vibrant parades & performances will be held at a bunch of different locations with the main stage in the city.

When: From Fri. 29 Aug. to Sun. 31 Aug.

Where: 19 locations in and around the city, with the main stage located in Hisaya Odori Park (久屋大通公園会場) in Yabacho, close to Yabacho Station (矢場町駅) Exit 6 (6番出口) on the Meijo Subway Line (地下鉄名城線). Admission is free, but main stage spectator seating is extra. Full stage information and performance times can be found on the official website.



Minato International Matsuri

The 2013 Minato International Matsuri
The 2013 Minato International Matsuri

A fun and free event for all ages and nationalities! Stage performances from around the world! Learn about disaster prevention, and experience games and cuisine from across the globe. There’s also a flea market, live music, and dance performances. For any enquiries, contact or call 052-581-5689.

When: Sat. 30 Aug. (15:00 – 20:00)

Where: Kyuban Danchi (九番団地), Minato Ward

Access: A 10-minute walk from Tokaidori Station (東海通駅) Exit 4 (4番出口) on the Meiko Subway Line (地下鉄名港線).


Multicultural Forum in Nagoya

A special forum with Nishantha and Sahel Rosa.


When: Sat. 23 Aug. and Sun 24 Aug.Where: Nagoya International Center
Attendance: Applications open from Fri. 1 Aug.

Please visit this link (in Japanese) for full details.


Children’s Picture Book Event in Nagoya – Let’s Have Fun with Books and Friends from Around the World!

「えほんのひろば in Nagoya」~世界の友だちと世界の本を楽しもう!


While giving locals an opportunity to come into contact with the many varying cultures and languages around the world, this event will be supporting the multicultural children of Nagoya by giving them access to books written in their mother language.

The event is being organized by NPOs and organizations in the region, and aims to promote interaction within the community, and as a result, strengthen children’s knowledge of other cultures and languages.

Approximately 600 books will be taken to the event from the NIC Library’s extensive range of picture books. Additional activities include book readings, workshops, making business cards in other languages, and more!

When: Sat. 23 Aug. (13:00 – 18:00) and Sun. 24 Aug. (10:00 – 16:00).
Where: Nagoya YWCA @ Big Space on 2F
Access: A short walk from Sakae Station (栄駅) Exit 5 (5番出口) on the Higashiyama or Meijo Subway Stations (地下鉄東山線/名城線)
Cost: Free. No reservations required.


Nagoya Philharmonic – Upcoming Performances


Subscription Concerts

Where: Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Concert Hall (愛知県芸術劇場コンサートホール)
Access: Connected at the basement level to Oasis 21 and Sakae Subway Station (地下鉄栄駅)

The 416th Subscription Concert

Masahiko ENKOJI, Resident Conductor
Stephen HOUGH, Piano
“The First of Czech”
B. Smetana Overture to Prodaná nevesta
A. Dvorák Piano Concerto in G minor, Op.33, B.63
B. Martinu Symphony No.1, H.289

When: Fri. 5 Sep. (18:45) & Sat. 6 Sep. (16:00)
Tickets: S-Seats 6,200 Yen; A-Seats 5,100 Yen; B-Seats 4,100 Yen; C-Seats 3,100 Yen; Y-Seats (only for 24 and under, on the day, at the door) 1,000 Yen. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Nagoya Philharmonic Ticket Guide on 052-339-5666 (Japanese/English).

Nagoya Philharmonic Day 2014   名フィルの日2014

A chamber music ensemble by the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra.
When: Sun. 3 Aug. (13:00)
Where: MS & AD Shirakawa Hall (三井住友海上しらかわホール)
Access: A short walk from Fushimi Station (伏見駅) on the Higashiyama or Tsurumai Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線/鶴舞線).
Tickets: General admission 1,500 Yen; Senior HS and College Students 1,000 Yen; Junior HS and Elementary School Students 500 Yen.
Contact: Nagoya Philharmonic Ticket Guide on 052-339-5666

Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra Salon Concerts

Where: Nagoya City Music Plaza 1F “Music Salon” (名古屋市音楽プラザ)
Access: A 6-minute walk from Kanayama Station (金山駅) or an 8 minute walk from Higashibetsuin Station (東別院駅) on the Meijo Subway Line (地下鉄名城線)

Guest: Akiko IKEMURA (Viola)
When: Tue. 16 Sep. at 18:30
Cost: Free


Please be aware that all aforementioned event times, locations, and prices are subject to change without notice.


(NIC Events Information)

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