6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People!

6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Like Japanese People!

I’m a Japanese girl and Hanabi fun! Today I’m going to tell you some tips to enjoy Hanabi in Japan. Do you know what Hanabi is? Hanabi means fireworks in Japan and we enjoy Hanabi festivals produced by the regional groups and pyrotechnists called “Hanabi-shi”. If you ask any Japanese people “How should I enjoy summer in Japan?”, I’m sure most of them say “You must go to Hanabi Festival!“ Hanabi events are usually held during in summer from July to August. Now let’s check some tips for enjoying Hanabi together!!



 

6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People!

 

1. Dress up with Yukata and Jinbei!

6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People! jinbei

6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People! yukata

I absolutely recommend you to wear traditional Japanese clothes called Yukata for women, and Jinbei for men. When you wear Yukata, you’d better tie your hair up and show your nape. If you want to know Yukata more, read the article “7 Things about Kimono Nobody Told you!”!

 

2. Enjoy Yatai!

6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People! yo-yo

Yatai is a booth with a roof carried by cart. There are usually a lot of Yatais at Hanabi event. The number of food products that are out in the stalls, *Takoyaki, Karaage (Fried chicken), Apple candy sticks, Chocolate banana, etc. There are also a lot of games like Shooting, Lottery, Goldfish scooping called Kingyo Sukui, and *Yo-Yo fishing. If you want to know Japanese Street foods more, check the article “Japanese Street Food Adventure! 10 Finds You Shouldn’t Miss”.

 

3. Drinks

6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People! convenience store

It’s legal in Japan that you drink a lot of alcohols while watching Hanabi outside. You can buy drinks at Yatai, but a little more expensive. So I recommend you to buy them at convenience stores. You can enjoy beers, cocktails, Sake and so on.

 

4. Watch Hanabi with a dinner at restaurants

6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People! star mine

This is a rich way to watch Hanabi especially the city sides like Tokyo or Osaka. If you don’t like crowded areas, try this way though a little bit expensive. Here are some recommended restaurants in Tokyo!

– For Sumida Hanabi Festival:
Nihon Ryouri Mochizuki at Azuma-bashi (Japanese restaurant)

– For Jingu Hanabi Festival:
SMOKE BAR & GRILL in Harajuku (Dinning Bar)
Clarkson in Omote Sando (Okinawa food)
RESTAURANT LUKE (French)

 

5. Cruising

6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People! yakatabune

Have you ever heard Yakata-bune? Yakata-bune is an old Japanese ship and people enjoy the party called “Enkai” on the board while watching Hanabi.

 

6. Three Recommended Hanabi Festivals

There are lots of Hanabi events in Japan. Here are 3 recommended ones in Japan.

1. Omagari Hanabi in Akita
The event organizer won several prizes from Japanese government.
6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People! omagari
2. Tsuchiura Hanabi in Ibaraki
In this event, you can enjoy 3 unique Hanabi styles called “ Star Mine “, “No. 10 ball parts”, ”Part of the creative fireworks”.
6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People! tsuchiura
3. Nagaoka Hanabi in Niigata
This festival is one of the oldest Hanabi Events, it has been being held since 1945!
6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People!_nagaoka

 

Conclusion

I hope you enjoy Hanabi with various ways in Japan. Summer in Japan is the best season for Hanabi. If you go to the Hanabi festival, please have Uchiwa (round paper fan) and some pet bottles with you in order to survive in humid and crowded areas. Have a safe flight!!!

 

6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People!

1. Dress up with Yukata and Jinbei!
2. Enjoy Yatai!
3. Drinks
4. Watch Hanabi with a dinner at restaurants
5. Cruising
6. Three Recommended Hanabi Festivals