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The underwater fireworks that form a beautiful semicircle over the Sea of ​​Japan are a must-see 42nd Mikun i Fireworks Festival Paid seats are now on sale!

The underwater fireworks that form a beautiful semicircle over the Sea of ​​Japan are a must-see [42nd Mikuni Fireworks Festival] Paid seats are now on sale!
*Sakai City Hall*
Press release: July 3, 2024
The underwater fireworks that form a beautiful semicircle over the Sea of ​​Japan are a must-see [42nd Mikuni Fireworks Festival] Paid seats are now on sale!
*The Mikuni Fireworks Festival, the largest fireworks festival in the Hokuriku region, will be held again this year ●August 11, 2024 (Sunday/Holiday) Mikuni Sunset Beach (Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture)* The Mikuni Fireworks Festival is held at Mikuni Sunset Beach in Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture on August 11th, which is Mountain Day (a public holiday) every year, and is the largest fireworks festival in the Hokuriku region, worthy of its name. Many people visit from inside and outside the prefecture, and last year more than 200,000 people visited. The specialty of the Mikuni Fireworks Festival is the underwater fireworks. At the Mikuni Fireworks Festival, fireworks artists light firework balls from ships and throw them directly into the sea. Although fireworks are quite dangerous, we do our best to ensure that everyone can see the beautiful fireworks that form a beautiful semicircle. Enjoy the Mikuni Fireworks Festival, which has many other attractions, from the paid viewing seats, where you don’t have to take up space, and create memories of your summer.
* ・Isn’t it just underwater fireworks? [Latest version] How to enjoy Mikuni fireworks*
We mentioned the underwater fireworks as one of the highlights of the Mikuni Fireworks Festival, but there are actually many other things to see as well.
The first one is * “Music Star Mine” *
. Music Star Mine is a new style of fireworks that does not simply have music playing behind the fireworks, but fireworks that are launched in time with music. I hear that there are a lot of people who come to enjoy this event these days. It’s fun to predict the songs that will be played that day!
The second one is * “No. 20 ball (two-shaku ball)” *
. The largest fireworks of the Mikuni Fireworks Festival, the balls are launched up to 450 meters into the sky, and from there they bloom to a diameter of 450 meters. In addition, the Mikuni Fireworks Festival uses balls called Nishiki Kamuro to create the illusion of falling down to the sea surface, making the fireworks appear even larger.
Size 20 ball (two-shaku ball) Photographed on August 11, 2019 The third one is “Diagonal Star Mine”. Unlike regular fireworks, these are rapid-fire fireworks that are launched diagonally. Depending on where you look, it’s so powerful that you’ll feel like you’re jumping into the bleachers.
Diagonal Star Mine Photographed on August 11, 2019
The fourth one is definitely the highlight * “Finale” *
. A variety of fireworks will be generously launched in a program suitable for marking the end of the Mikuni Fireworks Festival. There were so many fireworks that it was daytime? The surrounding area becomes brighter than you think. Some people may want to leave the fireworks festival a little early because they expect it to be crowded on the way home, but it’s such a wonderful program that you won’t regret leaving without seeing the finale. Please enjoy it without leaving your seat until the very end.

* ・Surprisingly little known? A little-known spot to enjoy the Mikuni Fireworks Festival! *
The Mikuni Fireworks Festival can be viewed for free, but paid seats are also available for sale, and this year sales will begin from 10am on Saturday, June 29th.
If you purchase a paid viewing seat, you can watch the fireworks in a relaxed manner without having to take up space. This is especially recommended for those who don’t have much time or who want to enjoy fireworks to the fullest.
There are two venues:
1. Mikuni Sunset Beach Area
Single seat (garden chair seat) 8,000 yen/seat → Sold out
Single seat (chair seat) 6,000 yen/seat
Single seat (stairs seat) 5,000 yen/seat

2. Kuzuryu River Boat Park
Single seat (chair seat) 4,000 yen/seat
Single seat (stairs seat) 3,500 yen/seat
4-person seat (garden chair seat with table) 20,000 yen/table → Sold out

Sales began on June 29th (Saturday), and the single seats (garden chair seats) at the Mikuni Sunset Beach venue and the four-seater seats at Kuzuryu River Boat Park are already *sold out*
It became. As expected, the Mikuni Sunset Beach venue is popular. However, what I would like to recommend here is 2. *Kuzuryu River Boat Park Venue*!
*The three major benefits are as follows*.
・The paid seats are cheaper than the Mikuni Sunset Beach venue. ・Compared to the Mikuni Sunset Beach venue, it is relatively empty. – Large dedicated temporary parking lots (2) and shuttle buses available.

Not only is it cheaper, but it’s also less crowded than the Sunset Beach venue, which is a big advantage for people who don’t like crowds. Also, when it comes to fireworks festivals, it can be difficult to find parking. On that point, the Kuzuryugawa Boat Park venue only has two fairly large temporary parking lots, so I found a parking lot, but it was full and I was wondering where to go next. Situations like this are unlikely to occur, and since you can take a shuttle bus from the temporary parking lot, the walking distance is not that long. (about 20 minutes walk)

Up to this point, we have explained the advantages of the Kuzuryu River Boat Park venue, but of course there are also disadvantages. This is because some underwater fireworks are difficult to see depending on the location, and there are not many food stalls. Since the Kuzuryu River Boat Park venue is also an official venue, there will of course be fireworks going off towards the Kuzuryu River Boat Park venue, but due to the depth of the venue, some of the underwater fireworks may be difficult to see when viewing from the back. There is a disadvantage. Of course there will be food stalls, but the number of food stalls will increase depending on the number of people at the venue, so it is expected that there will be fewer than at the Sunset Beach venue.

Let’s consider the advantages and disadvantages and think about where to watch this year’s Mikuni Fireworks Festival!

(For those who recommend Kuzuryu River Boat Park venue)
・I’d like to watch it with paid seats, but I want to keep the cost low. ・I want to see fireworks, but I don’t like crowds.
・I don’t want to get tired looking for a parking spot.

* Click here to purchase paid seats for the Mikuni Fireworks Festival *
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Sakai City has many other sightseeing spots and foods that Fukui Prefecture is proud of. We will introduce some of them below. * -Nature-*
A rich and beautiful area of ​​“sea, mountains, and rivers,” including beautiful coastlines such as Echizen Matsushima, which is included in Echizen Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park, the Kuzuryu River and Takeda River, the forest area in the eastern part of the city, and the vast countryside that supports Fukui Prefecture’s number one rice producer. We are blessed with nature.
Tojinbo is a national natural monument and scenic spot known for the scenery of the rough waves of the Sea of ​​Japan crashing against the cliffs. The impressive rock wall stretches for about 1 kilometer. It is said to be one of only three places in the world where such columnar joints of pyroxene andesite are found over a wide area, making it a geologically valuable place. The dazzling blue sky and Sea of ​​Japan in early summer, the evening view of the sun setting over the Sea of ​​Japan in autumn, and the rough waves and cold winds when snow falls. All of them are wonderful seasonal scenery that shows Tojinbo and the great nature of the Sea of ​​Japan.
Echizen Matsushima
The scenery is made up of the same columnar joint rocks as Tojinbo, and there are some unique rocks scattered about, and if you follow the walking path, you can cross over to small islands and look into caves. Echizen Matsushima Aquarium and accommodation facilities are adjacent to it, making it a popular tourist destination for families and excursions.
* -tourist spot-*
There are historical resources such as Tojinbo, one of Japan’s most scenic spots, the coast centering on Mikuni Sunset Beach, Mikuni Minato, which flourished through the Kitamaebune trade, and Maruoka Castle, which has 12 castle towers.
Mikuni Minato
Mikuni Minato is located at the mouth of the Kuzuryu River, the largest river in Fukui Prefecture. It is a town that has prospered for a long time and has a long history, so much so that the place name “Mikuni” is mentioned in documents from more than 1,000 years ago. In addition to the history and culture left behind by the Kitamae-bune, the townscape still has an emotional atmosphere, including townhouses with rows of lattice doors and historic buildings that retain the traces of wealthy merchants.
Maruoka Castle
Maruoka Castle, also known as Kasumigajo, is a flat mountain castle built using an independent hill in the plain. The sight of it floating among the cherry blossoms in full bloom in spring is fantastic and extremely beautiful. It was built by Katsutoyo, the nephew of Katsuie Shibata, on the orders of Oda Nobunaga in preparation for the Ikko Ikki in 1576 during the Sengoku period. The castle tower was built on an independent hill at an altitude of 27m, surrounded by the Ninomaru and inner moat, and outside of it was the Sannomaru and outer moat. Maruoka Castle Castle Tower is one of the 12 castle towers that were built before the Edo period and still remain today in their original appearance.
The stone walls were completely destroyed by the Fukui Earthquake in 1945, but they were restored in 1955 by reusing many of the main components such as the castle tower and stone walls. Of the 12 existing castle towers, Maruoka Castle is the only one that has been restored from a completely collapsed state. The stately appearance of the ancient style that still stands today is proof that it has stood up and recovered even after going through the difficult path of extinction, and its history has been a uniquely turbulent one. Oshima
Its nature is an island of the gods that has never been touched by humans. The entire island, which has a legend, is also popular as a walking route rich in nature. Ominato Shrine stands at the back of the island, and the annual Ominato Shrine festival is held by area residents on April 20th every year.
* -Food-*
Tourism that takes advantage of food is attractive, with marine products such as “Echizen crab”, a typical winter delicacy in Fukui Prefecture, agricultural products such as soba and rakkyo, wild vegetables, fried tofu, and Wakasa beef.
Echizen crab
Echizen crabs from Mikuni Town, which are famous for being presented to the imperial family every year, are particularly prized because their flesh is tightly packed inside the shell, sweet and fibrous, and there are only a limited number of them. .

Sweet shrimp
Sweet shrimp is a delicacy from the Sea of ​​Japan that is as popular as Echizen crab. At Mikuni Fishing Port, there are lots of fresh, clear red sweet shrimp lined up.

Maruoka grated soba
Sakai City is one of the top soba producing areas in the prefecture, and the grated soba made with buckwheat flour from Maruoka is especially fragrant and has a strong flavor that you won’t get tired of.
* -Culture/Tradition-*
Traditional technology industries such as fashion brand names, woven labels for quality indicators, and Velcro tapes, which have the largest market share in Japan, are thriving.

Echizen-ori: Name tag
Maruoka is a major producer of textiles, and the demand for “Ori labels” used as patches and sports names is increasing, and “Echizen Ori”, which is designed using computers and drawn on textiles, is also becoming popular as tourist souvenirs. I’m making it. Our main product is name tags for clothing, and we boast a 70% share of the domestic market.
A short letter in Japan: The shortest letter in Japan
A short letter written by Honda Sakuzaemon Shigetsugu, a loyal vassal of Tokugawa Ieyasu, connected to Maruoka Town, to his wife from his camp: “Let me tell you a lesson, be careful of fire, don’t cry, let your horses grow fat.” (“Osen” refers to the future lord of Echizen Maruoka Castle.)
Narishige Honda (childhood name)
There is a monument to Senchiyo) at Maruoka Castle. Using this monument as a hint, we aim to recreate the shortest letter in Japan and restore the letter culture.Since 1993, we have set a theme every year and have been collecting entries for the “Issho Keijo Award.” Applications are being received from all over Japan and overseas for the “Shinichihide Keijo Award.”
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