Tokyo Fireworks Festivals

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Fireworks Festival on Sumida River

Japan is considered to have some of the best fireworks festivals in the world. Most Japanese local governments spend a portion of their annual budget on some type of fireworks festival and they often compete against the neighboring government for attendance and number of actual fireworks used. If you have never attended a fireworks festival in Japan, it is a huge event, especially in Tokyo. Good seating and viewing spots are so competitive there is a lottery system for some festivals, and hundreds of thousands of people will attend, making the streets and train stations so crowded it can be impossible to walk. They can be very loud as well! Younger (and older) Japanese people, and tourists, will dress up in traditional Japanese clothing like a yukata (a summer, cooler kimoto) and carry a fan as the fireworks festivals are all held in summer and it can be very hot. The fireworks usually start at 7:00 pm or around there, and it is very common to have a group of people who have prepared food and drinks. Drinking on the street is OK in Japan, and it is socially acceptable to drink before, during and after fireworks. For many fireworks festivals are a dating event or a family event for young children. We have listed the most popular Tokyo Fireworks Festivals.

Fireworks Festival in Tokyo

Fireworks Shows

Adachi Fireworks Festival Sat, July 20 (7:30 – 8:30)

Location: Arakawa River banks Train Access: Kitasenju Station, 15 min walk Google Maps

Katsushika Fireworks Festival Tues, July 23 (7:20 – 8:20)

Location: Edogawa River banks Train Access: Shibamata Station, 10 min walk Google Maps

Sumida River Fireworks Festival Sat, July 27 (7:00 – 8:30)

Location: Sumida River (Two launch sites) Train Access: Ohshiage Station, Kinshisho Station and Asukasa Station Google Maps

Hachioji Fireworks Festival Sat, July 27 (7:00 – 8:30)

Location: Fujimori Park Hachioji Train Access: Hachioji Station, 15 min walk Google Maps

Koto Fireworks Festival Thur, August 1 (7:30 – 8:30)

Location: Arakawa Sunamachi Mizube Park Train Access: Minami-Sunamachi Station, 15 min walk Google Maps

Ichikawa Shimin Fireworks Festival Sat, August 3 (7:15 – 8:30)

Location: Edogawa River bank Train Access: Ichikawa Station, 15 min walk Google Maps

Edogawa Fireworks Festival Sat, August 3 (7:15 – 8:30)

Location: Edogawa Riverbank (Shinozaki Park) Train Access: Shinozaki Station, 15 min walk Google Maps

Itabashi Fireworks Festival Sat, August 3 (7:00 – 8:30)

Location: Arakawa River bank Train Access: Nishidai Station, 20 min walk Google Maps

Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival Sat, August 10 (7:30 – 8:30)

Location: Meiji Jingu Gaien Train Access: Gaien-mae Station, Shinanomachi Station and Aoyama Itchome Station, A short walk Google Maps

Chofu Fireworks Festival Sat, September 7 (6:30 – 7:30)

Location: Chofu Fireworks Launch Train Access: Tamagawa Station, 10 min walk Google Map

Kita Fireworks Festival Sat, September 28 (6:30 – 7:30)

Location: Arakawa River Train Access: Akabane Station, Namboku Akabane-Iwabuchi Station, 20 min walk Google Maps

Tamagawa Fireworks Festival Sat October 5 (6:00 – 7:00)

Location: Tamagawa Futako Bridge Park Train Access: Futako-Tamagawa Station, A short walk Google Maps

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