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The Ichinoseki-Hiraizumi Hot Air Balloon Festival 2021

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

The Hot Air Balloon Honda Grand Prix is one of the hottest hot air balloon competitions in Japan! Top pilots gather to take to the Tohoku sky.

Competition flights October 15th (Friday) 6:20~, 14:45~, 16th (Saturday) 6: 20~,14: 45~,

17th (Sun) 6: 20 ~

This tournament, which started as an initiative to aid in the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster, has become an annual event and is the only full-scale hot air balloon competition in all of Tohoku. The unique and varied terrain of the vast countryside, which includes mountainous areas with small hills, and airspace of up to 8,000 feet attracts national and international champions.

This year, as a countermeasure against COVID-19, the city will only be hosting the competition flights and only persons involved will be able to enter the event venue, so please enjoy the 32 scheduled balloons by looking up at the Ichinoseki city/Hiraizumi sky while you are in the general area.

*Scheduled events are subject to change depending on the weather conditions (rainy weather/strong wind) or COVID-19 situation.



Where: 1) Competition start/end 一関水辺プラザ

Homepage (JP): Ichinonoseki Tourist Division (JP): 0191-21-8413


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