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Top Tokyo Fireworks Festivals 2018

Top Tokyo Fireworks Festivals 2018!!

Hanabi season is almost here and Tokyo will be filled with thousands of excited onlookers to catch one of the many amazing Tokyo Fireworks Festivals! You won't want to miss out on any of these amazing Tokyo Fireworks Festivals in 2018!

Sumida River Fireworks Festival 2018

2018 Sumida Fireworks Festival

The Sumida River Fireworks Festival is held on the banks of the Sumida River in Asakusa and is the most attended fireworks event in Tokyo every year! This year’s Sumida River Fireworks Festival will be the 41st edition and is expected to fire off 20,000 different types of fireworks! There will be many street food vendors around the area where visitors can taste authentic dishes while admiring the Sky Tower as a backdrop.
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Sumida River Fireworks Festival

Address: 1 Chome-2-4 Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo-to 131-0033

Access: 10 minutes walking from Asakusa Station

Date: July 28, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
*In case of poor weather, the fesetival might be delayed to July 29th

Website: Sumida River Fireworks Festival (Japanese)


Katsushika Fireworks Festival 2018

Katsushika Fireworks Festival 2018

The 2018 Katsushika Fireworks Festival will be the 52nd edition and will be held at the Shibamata Baseball Grounds near Edogawa River. This year around 13,000 fireworks will be cast and since there are many food stalls in the park, it is recommended to bring a cushion to sit on while you enjoy the delicious variety of foods.
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Katsushika Fireworks Festival

Address: Shibamata 7 Chome Katsushika Ward 17-13

10 minute walk from Keisei-Takasago Station
15 minute walk from Shin-Shibamata Station
20 minute walk from JR Kanamachi Station

Date:July 24, 2018

Time:7:20 pm – 8:20 pm

Website: Katsushika Fireworks Festival (Japanese)


Edogawa Fireworks Festival 2018

Edogawa Fireworks Festival 2018

The Edogawa Fireworks Festival is one of the famous fireworks festivals in Tokyo and is famous for its fireworks that shoot up to 50 meters high in the likeness of Mount Fuji!This year it is estimated that 14,000 rounds of fireworks will be cast around the Edogawa River Embankment while visitors enjoy the colorful Edogawa night sky.Try to get there early to get a seat since this Tokyo Fireworks Festival is very popular!
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Edogawa Fireworks Festival

Address: 1 Chome-25-1 Kamishinozaki, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo

15 minute walk from Shinozaki Station
25 minute walk from Koiwa Station

Date: August 4, 2018

Time: 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Website:Edogawa Fireworks Festival (Japanese)


Tamagawa Fireworks Festival 2018

Tamagawa Fireworks Festival 2018

The Tamagawa Fireworks Festival will turn 40 this year and as usual, it is held at the Tama River embankment near Futakotamagawa station. The fireworks along the riverside of Tamagawa make for a spectacular scene. This year will there will be about 12,000 fireworks and since the event date is mid-October, the crowds will not be as numerous as other Tokyo Fireworks Festivals. It is highly recommended that you include this Tokyo Fireworks Festival to your list.

Tamagawa Fireworks Festival

Address: 1 Chome-16-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Access: 12 minute walk from Futakotamagawa Station

Date: October 13, 2018

Time:6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Website: Tamagawa Fireworks Festival (Japanese)


Jingugaien Fireworks Festival 2018

Jingugaien Fireworks Festival 2018

Visitors can watch the Fireworks Festivities from any of the 4 different venues around the Jingugaien area or can pay to watch the fireworks from inside Meiji Jingu Gaien Stadium. This amazing Tokyo Fireworks Festival can be seen from nearby rooftops as well.
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Jingugaien Fireworks Festival

Address: 3-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Access: 15 minute walk from Gaienmae Station

Date: TBD (Last years festival was August 20th)

Time: TBD (Last years festival was 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

Website: Jingugaien Fireworks Festival (Japanese)


Chofu Fireworks Festival 2018

Chofu Fireworks Festival 2018

The Cofu Fireworks Festival offers a slightly less amount of fireworks compared to other Tokyo Fireworks Festival at 8,000 fireworks but is equally as spectacular. There is also a smaller number of visitors which makes this Tokyo Fireworks Festival quite tame compared to others and much more relaxed and enjoyable from the nearby riverfront.
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Chofu Fireworks Festival

Address: 2 Chome-9-12 Sugeinadazutsumi, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken

Access: 10 minute walk from Keio Tamagawa Station

Date: TBD (Last years festival was October 28th)

Time: TBD (Last years festival started at 6:30 pm)

Website: Chofu Fireworks Festival (Japanese)


Adachi Fireworks Festival

Adachi Fireworks Festival

The Adachi Fireworks Festival turns 40 this year and will fire off an amazing 13,500 fireworks along the Arakawa River!In addition to the fireworks will be dozens of food vendors serving up delectable Japanese street foods!
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Adachi Fireworks Festival

Address: 4 Chome Umeda, Adachi, Tokyo

Access: 18 minute walk from Kita Senju Station

Date: July 21, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Website: Adachi Fireworks Festival (Japanese)


Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival 2018

Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival 2018

We know that this festival is in the Nagano prefecture but it worth mentioning as it is the biggest in Japan with 40,000 fireworks set to light up the sky! If you are departing from Shinjuku, you can take the Chuo Express Line for about 2 hours and get off at Kami-Suwa Station.
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Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival

Address: 2 Chome Kogandori, Suwa, Nagano Prefecture

Access: 10 minute walk from Kami-Suwa Station

Date: August 15, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Website: Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival (Japanese)


Tachikawa Showa Kinen Park Fireworks Festival 2018

Tachikawa Showa Kinen Park Fireworks Festival 2018

The Tachikawa Showa Kinen Park is famous for its cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in the fall but the summer fireworks festival is also worth seeing!This year they are expected to shoot off 6,000 fireworks which is 1,000 more than last year! It is highly recommended to take a stroll through the park in the daytime while waiting for the fireworks at night.
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Tachikawa Showa Kinen Park Fireworks Festival

Address: 3173 Midoricho, Tachikawa-shi Tokyo

Access: 15 minute walk from Tachikawa Station

Date: July 28, 2018

Time: 7:20 pm – 8:20 pm

Website: Tachikawa Showa Kinen Park Fireworks Festival (Japanese)


Advanced Reserved Seating

There are some cases where you can purchase reserved seating to a few Tokyo Fireworks Festivals! The pricing of the seats and the purchase methods are also different so please be sure to pay close attention since some links have not been updated for this year. Here is last years booking link: Tokyo Fireworks Festivals (Japanese). If you need any help with booking tickets or have any questions about traveling in Japan, please contact us with our Tabiko app!


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