There’s a fireworks show near the foot of Mount Fuji this fall

Brand November 5th on your calendar for this great fireworks show that will take place near Mount Fuji. The event is a collaboration between the organizers of last year’s Mount Fuji Fireworks Festival and Fuji Motorsports Forest, a car-themed attraction in Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture, scheduled to open in the fall. Managed by Toyota and Fuji Speedway, the facility will feature a hotel, museum, test drive course and race track, as well as a spa and restaurants.

Fuji Motorsports Forest Fireworks
Photo: Fuji Motorsports Forest Fireworks

The Fuji Motorsports Forest Fireworks will take place at the Fuji Speedway racetracks at 4:45 pm (gates open at 1:00 pm). The show will be in sync with the music and you can expect around 10,000 fireworks projectiles.

Mount Fuji Fireworks Festival 2021
Photo: Mount Fuji Fireworks Festival 2021A photo of an Ikebun fireworks display (2021 Mount Fuji Fireworks Festival)

Like last year’s Mount Fuji Fireworks Festival, this year’s event will feature Japan’s top pyrotechnic companies, including Shizuoka’s Ikebun, Niigata’s Katakai Fireworks, and Ibaraki’s Nomura Hanabi Kougyou.

Fuji Motorsports Forest Fireworks
Photo: Fuji Motorsports Forest Fireworks

Tickets start from ¥6,000

Tickets, which will go on sale September 5 at 12 noon, they are divided into various categories based on viewing location within Fuji Speedway.

The standard ticket of ¥6,000 (elementary and high school students ¥3,000) offers unreserved seats in the racetrack grandstand. that’s the area A in the image above. ticket option B. allows you to enjoy the show straight from the racetrack while relaxing in a recliner. This will set you back ¥20,000.

If visiting in a group of up to ten people, please consider the reservation option C, the Platinum room just above the grandstand, at 200,000 yen per room. There is also a ¥50,000 option for a room for two people.

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Photographers should aim for the option D. From here you can capture the fireworks in beautiful panoramic shots. While using tripods is prohibited in the aforementioned areas, you can set up your gear here at the camera seats (¥20,000 per person).

If you come by car, get the entrance ticket. You can enjoy hanabi from the comfort of your vehicle. You can also bring chairs and install them next to your vehicle. Tripods are allowed in these two areas: me Y F – with tickets costing ¥30,000 per car.

Area GRAM it’s the closest you’ll get to the fireworks. Called the Paddock VIP Area, you can drive your car around and set up chairs for an up-close view. It costs 40,000 yen per car and tripods are allowed.

If what you are looking for is to spend the day here, the VIP Day Camp area (Zone H) allows you to come with your motorhome or pitch a tent and have a barbecue while enjoying the fireworks. However, open fires are prohibited as long as there is no water and electricity supply. The ticket (50,000 yen per car) is only valid for the day of the event and overnight stays are not allowed.

Mount Fuji Fireworks Festival 2021
A photo of an Ikebun fireworks display (2021 Mount Fuji Fireworks Festival)

Just a note of caution: the event will be canceled in the event of a storm. While temperatures in Tokyo range between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius in November, the average temperature near Mount Fuji is around 9 degrees Celsius and it gets colder after sunset. So come dress accordingly.

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For more information, check the event website (Japanese only).

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