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Fireworks (Hanabi) Festival in Tokyo 2017

Post: Friday June 2, 2017

Each year, there are many beautiful firework events light up the sky during the summer in Japan.
Japan is known to have the most beautiful fireworks in the world. Fireworks in Japan have been used in the Olympic in the past.

Fireworks in Tokyo 2017

These are the major firework events in 2017 that are scheduled for the Tokyo area.

The 40th Sumida River Fireworks

Seeing one of Tokyo's largest fireworks shows is like a rite of passage; you can't say you experienced a Tokyo Summer without witnessing this mesmerizing display of explosives while being jostled around by other spectators. Blasts of hot pyrotechnic art will paint the sky in wild colors between 19:05–20:30 on July 29th (Saturday) this year, As several tens of thousands of awe-inspiring fireworks explode above, you'll definitely be glad you have come!


To get a good spot along the Sumida River, plan on arriving mid-day. Another popular place to view the fireworks is from the rooftop of a yakatabune (a traditional house-boat), as it lazily floats down the Sumida River. For those not lucky enough to get a seat on one of those, try staking out at Sumida Park. Don't forget to pick up some beer, sake and snacks to tide you over until the show begins.


July 29th, Saturday

(Area 1)

15 min. walk from Asakusa Station, North Exit on Tobu-Isezaki Line

15 min. walk from Asakusa Station Exit 5 on Ginza Line/Toei Asakusa Line.

(Area 2)

5 min. walk from Asakusa Station Exit A2 on Toei Asakusa Line

5 min. walk from Kuramae Station Exit A7 on Toei Oedo Line.

19:05 ~ 20,000 displays

Jingu-Gaien Fireworks Festival


Date, PlaceAccessDescriptionDetails

August 20th, Sunday

4 different Parks in Gaien

Jingu Kyujo Ballpark / Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium / Chichibu-no-miya Rugby Field / Soft-Ball Park

Sendagaya Station or Shinanomachi Station on JR Sobu Line;

Gaienmae Station, Aoyama 1-chome Station, Omotesando Station on Tokyo Metro Lines;

and Kokuritsu Kyogijyo Station on Toei Oedo Line.

19:30~ 12,000 displays * Tickets are required to enter each venue. (Japanese)

The 39th Adachi Fireworks

Image from Adachi-ku website

Date, PlaceAccessDescriptionDetails

July 22nd, Saturday

Arakawa River Area

15 min. from Kitasenju Station, JR Line and Tokyo Metro Lines

19:30 ~ 12,000 displays (Japanese)

The 51st Kastsushika Nouryo Fireworks

Image from : Katsushika-ku website

Date, PlaceAccessDescriptionDetails

July 25th, Tuesday

Katsushika Shibamata Baseball Field

10 min. from Shibamata Station, Keisei Line

15 min. from Shinshibamata Station, Hokuso Line

19:20 ~ 13,000 displays

The 42nd Edogawa Fireworks


Date, PlaceAccessDescriptionDetails

August 5th, Saturday

Edogawa River Area

15 min. from Shinozaki Station, Toei Shinjuku Line

19:15 ~ 20:30 14,000 displays (Japanese)

The 39th Setagaya-ku Tamagawa Fireworks Festival


Date, PlaceAccessDescriptionDetails

August 19th, Saturday

Futakotamagawa River Area, Playground

Futakotamagawa Station, Tokyu-Denentoshi Line/Tokyu Oimachi Line

19:00 ~ 6,000 displays (Japanese)

The 35th Chofu-Shi Fireworks Festival


Date, PlaceAccessDescriptionDetails

October 28th, Sunday

Tamagawa River Area

Chofu Station, Keio-Tamagawa Station, Keio Line

18:30 ~ 8,000 displays (Japanese)

The 30th Ota-ku Fireworks Festival

Imagae from Ota-ku website

Date, PlaceAccessDescriptionDetails

August 15th, Thuesday

Tamagawa River Area (4 Chome Nakarokugo)

5 minutes' walk from "Rokugo Dote" station on Keikyu Line

18:00 ~ 6,000 displays (Japanese)

Tokyo Bay Fire Festival

The Chuo-Ward has announced the suspension of "Tokyo Bay Fire Festival" this year.

The main place which could fit 100,000 people is now under maintenance to become the athlete's village of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Paralymipic Tournament. For this reason, the "Tokyo Bay Fire Festival" will not take place this year.

Please note:
*In case of bad weather, fireworks may be cancelled or rescheduled to the next day or another day.
*Details may change without any notice.

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