Yokosuka is the port town known as Perry Commodore first visited to negotiate with Japan to open the country to trade the United States in 1852. Yokosuka Kaikoku Festival was first held in 2003 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his visit and opening of the country.The festival consists of the dance contest and other show program during the day and the fireworks at night of the final day.
At daytime, a several stage programs are held at stage area, such as the dance contest of local dance teams. You can also enjoy Japanese street food since many stalls are pulled to the site.
The festival highlights the 6000 shots of fireworks on the final night. The fireworks are launched off the sea, so you can enjoy the impressive view reflecting over the water. A variety wide of fireworks are set off, such as a series of burst called ‘star-mines’. If you want to see them without being crowded, paid seats are available. Enjoy the atmosphere of Japanese summer festival at the historical port town Yokosuka, at both day and night!