In Osaka since 1988 has been organized a summer fireworks by companies and local communities, Naniwa Yodogawa Hanabi なにわ淀川花火大会. The locals also call it Yodohanabi. It took place on 6 August This firework is held on the banks of the Yodogawa River between Juso station (Hankyu Line) and Tsukamoto station (JR line). For the first time, the organization decided to charge the entrance to see the fireworks, as in previous years, a lot of people came to the fireworks and it caused some troubles. Tens of thousands of people crowded on this small piece of the banks to get the best seats and some setlled anywhere and congested traffic. So to put order in all that this year (2016), the area to see the fireworks is only available to people who buy a ticket.
Admission tickets are available in all kombini in Osaka, locations range from 2,500 yen (on the lawn in a compartmentalized zone) to 20,000 yen (table and meal at the water's edge). The fireworks last about an hour, rockets succeed with beautiful shapes and colors and all this on a fairly motley background music (Japanese songs and modern English songs). You can see the heads of Doraemon (a famous anime character in Japan), heads of frogs and pigs, smileys, hearts, ... The Yodohanabi is really beautiful and the atmosphere is very nice. You also have food stalls where you can buy typical Matsuri dishes such as yakisoba or karage or yakitori ... Attend a fireworks display in Japan is either something very joyful, lively and warm. And that's really exciting event, people all meet around small dishes on the lawn, have fun and enjoy the fireworks. It is friendly and festive at a time. It's party and the show highlight is the fireworks that we all admire its splendor.
It is very popular fireworks, so it is impressive and the atmosphere is festive. If you have the opportunity to see it one day, I advise you to book your tickets in advance, there are many people who expected to go even if the seats are priced. In the meantime, you can still have a preview in our video ;)