Niseko Town Tanabata Fireworks Festival

Niseko Town's one-day summer Tanabata festival falls in August each year. Although Tanabata celebrations fall on June 7 in the rest of Japan, in Hokkaido Tanabata celebrations are often done in August as it is warmer.

This festival features plenty of live performances, crafts for children and a selection of great festival food.

The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display as over 1,500 fireworks are launched into the night sky in a number of pyrotechnic displays.

See the video below to watch last year's grand finale!