Fireworks (Hanabi) Festival in Tokyo 2022

Poste date: Monday, June 27, 2022

Every year there are many beautiful firework events lighting up the sky in Japan during summer. Why are there so many events being held? These events originated from the use of fireworks as a way of appeasing one’s ancestors during the “Obon” period. Obon is a traditional annual Buddhist event for commemorating one’s ancestors that takes place during summer. As time passed, the use of fireworks evolved into being used for community events and entertainment which continue to be held in Japan during summer.

Japan is known to have the most beautiful fireworks in the world. Fireworks in Japan have also been used during the past Olympics held within the country. These firework events are very popular amongst Japanese and foreign residents of Tokyo alike and are becoming one of Japan’s most popular tourist attractions. These past few years you can see many foreigners wearing yukata (casual kimono worn during summer) during firework events as well as many Japanese too.

Here are the major firework events for 2022 being held in the Tokyo area. To get a good seat, arriving at the event early is highly recommended. Please note that due to covid-19, some major fireworks festivals have been cancelled or will be held without spectators.

* In the event of bad weather, fireworks may be cancelled or rescheduled to the following day or another later date.
* Details are subject to change without notice

Jingu-Gaien Fireworks Festival

Date and Time

August 20, 19:30~20:30

Fireworks

12,000 Displayed
*Tickets are required to enter each venue.

Locations

Jingu Stadium
Chichibu-no-miya Rugby Field
Soft-Ball Park

Access

Sendagaya Station or Shinanomachi Station on JR Sobu Line
Gaienmae Station, Aoyama 1-chome Station, Omotesando Station on Tokyo Metro Lines
Kokuritsu Kyogijyo Station on Toei Oedo Line

More info

http://www.jinguhanabi.com/ (Japanese)

Jingu Stadium Swallows Fireworks

From July 22 to August 25, 300 fireworks will be shot off at the end of the 5th inning of games held at Jingu Stadium.

Location

Jingu Stadium

Access

Sendagaya Station or Shinanomachi Station on JR Sobu Line
Gaienmae Station, Aoyama 1-chome Station, Omotesando Station on Tokyo Metro Lines
Kokuritsu Kyogijyo Station on Toei Oedo Line

More info

https://www.yakult-swallows.co.jp/news/detail/27225 (Japanese)

Hachioji-shi Surprise Fireworks

The Hachioji Fireworks Festival has been canceled however, in order to liven up the Hachioji Festival, which will be held for the first time in three years, and to encourage businesses and citizens who have been forced to endure the cancellation of many events and activities, a 10-minute surprise fireworks display will be held in late July. The fireworks will be a 10-minute surprise in late July. No location is available due to the fact that the event will be held without notice or spectators.

https://www.hkc.or.jp/hanabi/ (Japanese)

Kastsushika Nouryo Fireworks

Under consideration for holding in the Autumn. Details to be announced shortly.

https://www.city.katsushika.lg.jp/tourism/1000065/index.html (Japanese)

Ome-shi Noryo Fireworks Festival

This year the festival will be held at the Meisei University campus without spectators. Entry to the venue is not allowed, so please watch the fireworks from your home or other places.

Date and Time

August 6, 19:30

Fireworks

1,200 Displayed

More info

https://www.omekanko.gr.jp/event/3996/ (Japanese)

The Rolling Stones 60th Anniversary : The Greatest Fireworks

The event will celebrate the Rolling Stones' 60th anniversary with 14,000 Japanese fireworks. You can enjoy both music and fireworks.

Date and Time

July 6, 19:30
*Tickets are required for admission.

Location

Tokyo Racecouse

Access

Fuchu-keiba Seimon-mae Station on Keio Line
Fuchu Honmachi Station on JR Line

More info

https://stones-hanabi.com/ (Japanese)

Cancelled Major Fireworks Festivals 2022

Unfortunately, the following fireworks displays have been cancelled this year, as they were last year.

・Adachi's Fireworks Festival
・Chofu-shi Fireworks Festival
・Sumida River Fireworks Festival
・Tamagawa Fireworks Festival
・Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks Festival

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