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2018 Fireworks Calendar for Tokyo!

2018 Fireworks Calendar for Tokyo!

Update: 25 July 2018

There's a loud bang and suddenly, the night sky sparkles in many different vibrant colors: fireworks are rooted deeply in Tokyo's history and during the summer months, many a brilliant nighttime spectacles can be witnessed - if you know where to go!

Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival

Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival

Date: August 11, 2018 (Sat) 19:30 – 20:30

One of the most stunning urban fireworks shows is the Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival, drawing in crowds from far and wide. About 12,000 shots are launched into the night sky. Live performances by popular Japanese artists merge the colorful spectacle with their music every year! If you want to see this lively event directly from the stadium, its official venue, an admission fee will be necessary, so be sure to check the official website beforehand. Not far from both Shibuya and Shinjuku, the Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival is a wonderful addition to your summer sightseeing plans!

Location: Meiji-jingu Gaien Park

Admission fee:
- Jingu Stadium (Reserved seating only)
SS Seat: 8,500 yen
Arena S Seat / Stand S Seat 7,000 yen
Arena A / Stand A Seat 6,000 yen
Stand B 5,000 yen
- Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium (Reserved seating only) - 3,500 yen
- Jingu Baseball Ground (General Seating)
3,500 yen advance, 4,500 yen at door

Official Website: http://www.jinguhanabi.com/

Adachi Fireworks Festival

Adachi Fireworks Festival

Date: July 21, 2018 (Sat), 19:30 - 20:30

Among all the fireworks of Tokyo, the one in Adachi is held the earliest and therefore is the fireworks season opener. Hundreds of different fireworks are launched into the dark night sky in a short period of time, ranging from exhibition fireworks to the beautiful star mines - a spectacle that can be enjoyed from leisurely sitting on the slopes of the area.
All in all, around 13,600 shots are going to light up the skies over Adachi.

Location: Arakawa River (between Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Tekkyo Bridge and Nishiaraibashi Bridge)
Admission fee: Free

  • Kitasenju Station
    北千住駅
    • Address 2 Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 1200034, Japan / 〒120-0034 東京都足立区千住2丁目
    • Nearest Station Kita-Senju Station (Tokyo Metro, JR, Tobu Skytree Line, Tsukuba Express), 15 minutes on foot

Katsushika Noryo Fireworks Festival

Katsushika Noryo Fireworks Festival

Date: July 24, 2018 (Tue), 19:20 - 20:20

This magnificent firework show celebrates its 52nd anniversary this year! Around 13,000 shots into the night sky. Because the spectators' seats are very close to where the fireworks are being launched, this show is one of Tokyo's most popular, as the pyrotechnics can be enjoyed in all their glory from up close.

Before the fireworks show, feel free to visit the Shibatama Taishakuten, a temple that is connected to the hugely popular film series "Otoko wa Tsurai yo", or It's tough being a man, or simply take a stroll through the neighborhood and take in the warm, friendly atmosphere of the area.

Location: Shibamata Baseball Ground (10 mins from Shibamata Station)
Admission fee: Free

Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival

Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival

Date: July 28, 2018 (Sat), 19:00 - 20:30

The Ryokoku Hanabi tradition (literally "two-country fireworks"), as the event was called back then, can trace its roots back to 1733 and isn't just Tokyo's oldest fireworks show but also gets broadcasted on TV.

Venue 1 is from the Sakurabashi Bridge downstream to Kototoibashi Bridge upstream, while Venue 2 stretches from Komagata Bridge downstream to Umayabashi Bridge upstream. Venue 1 features the famous competition of two rivaling guilds of pyrotechnicians, showcasing the excellent skills of the masters of their colorful art. Combined with the fireworks at Venue 2, over 20,000 shots are being launched into the night sky.

Location: Asakusa, Mukojima area along the Sumida River
Nearest Station (Venue 1): Asakusa Station (Tobu Railway, Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway), 15 minutes on foot, Venue 2: Asakusa Station (Tobu Railway, Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway), 5 minutes on foot
Admission fee: Free

  • Sumida Park
    • Address Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 131-0033
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    • Nearest Station Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Toei Asakusa Line / Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line) / Tsukuba Express)
      5 minutes on foot

Tokyo Fireworks Festival “Edomode”

Tokyo Fireworks Festival “Edomode”

Date: August 11, 2018 (Sat) 19:10 – 20:30

This massive fireworks event is held at Odaiba Seaside Park (Odaiba Kaihin-Koen), a famous sightseeing spot that is particularly popular in summer. Look forward to about 12,000 shots coloring the sky over Tokyo Bay! The concept of the show is “Edomode,” blending traditional culture of Old Edo with Tokyo’s modern rhythm and aesthetics. That doesn’t only mean fireworks – it’s a stunning kaleidoscope of art, music, food, and cutting-edge technology, all infused with the spirit of Edo. Japan’s leading pyrotechnists treat you to a fascinating spectacle representative of Japan. Bask in the light of the award-winning firework display with Tokyo’s iconic skyline in the background!

Location: Odaiba Seaside Park (5 mins from Odaiba Kaihin Station, 8 mins from Tokyo Teleport Station)
Official Website: https://tokyohanabi.jp/

Edogawa Fireworks Festival

Edogawa Fireworks Festival

Date: August 4, 2018 (Sat), 19:00 - 20:30

The main characteristic of this particular festival is that the fireworks are separated into eight different themes, each with its own background music to which the sky is being lit up. The opening alone is a glorious spectacle, with 1,000 shots being fired within just 5 seconds that paint the skies mainly in gold and silver colors. The total number of used pyrotechnics is around 14,000, all of them launched remotely and in a very precise and coordinated manner. The Edogawa Fireworks Festival is being carried out simultaneously with the Ichikawa City Fireworks Festival, which takes place at the opposite shores belonging to Ichikawa City in Chiba Prefecture.

Location: Edogawa River riverbed (in front of Shinozaki Park) Shinozaki Station, 15 minutes on foot or Koiwa Station/Edogawa Station, 25 minutes on foot
Admission fee: Free

  • Shinozaki Park
    篠崎公園
    • Address 1-25-1 Kami-shinozaki, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 1330054, Japan / 〒133-0054 東京都江戸川区上篠崎1-25-1

Itabashi Fireworks Festival

Itabashi Fireworks Festival

Date: August 4, 2018 (Sat), 19:00 - 20:30

This fireworks festival is actually two festivals held at the same time in neighborhood: one in Itabashi-ku in Tokyo and the other in nearby Toda City in Saitama Prefecture. It is made up of about 12,000 rockets with some main attractions being the huge shakugosundama, colorful balls that are 45 centimeters in diameter, star mines that launch a huge amount of pyrotechnique into the sky in a very short time, as well as Kanto's largest Niagara type fireworks, spanning 700 meters horizontally across the night sky!

Location: Arakawa River, Itabashi-ku (Takashima-daira Station, Nishidai Station, Hasune Station, Ukima-Funado Station - 20 minutes on foot)
Admission fee: Free

  • Arakawa Baseball Ground
    荒川野球場
    • Address 3-16-5 Shingashi, itabashi-ku, Tokyo 1750081, Japan / 〒175-0081 東京都板橋区新河岸3-16-5
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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