Summer – Fireworks Special Feature – Come see the fireworks competitions in Eastern Japan!

Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition – Ibaraki Prefecture

Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition – Ibaraki Prefecture
© Tsuchiura city

Dates and times In the case of bad weather, postponed to one of the following dates: Sunday, October 8, Monday (holiday), October 9, Saturday, October 14 or Sunday, October 15
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture – on the banks of the Sakura-gawa River (near Gakuen Ohashi Bridge)
Number of fireworks

Approx. 20,000

Links

IBARAKI NAVI

Major points of note

One of the three great fireworks competitions of Japan, the Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition features the best pyrotechnicians in Japan competing in skill.

Placing their talents and pride on the line, the craftspeople who create these fireworks displays make the night sky bloom in a great circle of flowers to the delight of the spectators.

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Oyama Summer Festival – Tochigi Prefecture

Oyama Summer Festival – Tochigi Prefecture

Dates and times Sunday, July 30, 2017
7:10 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Postponed due to bad weather
Location Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture – on the banks of the Omoi-gawa River below the Kanko-bashi Bridge
Admission Paid seating is available
Number of fireworks Approx. 20,000

Major points of note

With fireworks on one of the grandest scales in the Kanto Region, the Oyama Summer Festival boasts a display that involves launching roughly 20,000 fireworks. The close proximity of the seats to the launching area adds extra "boom" to this show.

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Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival – Tokyo

Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival – Tokyo
© Sumida-ku

Dates and times Saturday, July 29, 2017
Sunday, July 30 in case of inclement weather
First venue: 7:05 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Second venue: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location Sumida-ku and Taito-ku, Tokyo
First venue: downstream of the Sakura-bashi Bridge to upstream of the Kototoi-bashi Bridge
Second venue: downstream of the Komagata-bashi Bridge to upstream of the Umaya-bashi Bridge
Number of fireworks Approx. 22,000 (10,350 at the first venue and 11,650 at the second venue)
Links

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Places to see nearby

Major points of note

The Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is the successor to the Ryogoku no Kawabiraki Fireworks Festival, said to be the origin of Japan's fireworks competitions. Of the grandest scale among fireworks shows in Tokyo, the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is one of the preeminent fireworks displays in Japan. The competition takes place at two venues, and the view of the reflection of the fireworks in the river in Sumida Park is one of the most popular things about the festival.

Getting there

Location

Location – Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival

Access

Access – Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival

Recommended prepaid e-money card and pass

Suica

For moving about Tokyo, we recommend the Suica, a pass for train fare so you don't have to stop to buy tickets at the vending machines.

Tokyo 1-Day Ticket (東京フリーきっぷ)

This pass is valid for one day of unlimited rides on regular cars on local and rapid trains (unreserved seating), subways, the Nippori-Toneri Liner, Tokyo Toden streetcar and the Toei Bus system within the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo.

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Edogawa-ku Fireworks Competition – Tokyo

Edogawa-ku Fireworks Competition – Tokyo

Dates and times Saturday, August 5, 2017
Sunday, August 6 in case of bad weather
7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location Edogawa-ku, Tokyo – on the banks of the Edo-gawa River
Number of fireworks Approx. 14,000
Links

GO TOKYO

Places to see nearby

Major points of note

Unlike most fireworks shows, this one is composed of eight distinct themes, each with music to match the beautiful fireworks that light the sky. Launched by electrical remote control, the fireworks performance is choreographed in great detail to delight onlookers.

Getting there

Location

Location – Edogawa-ku Fireworks Competition

Access

Access – Edogawa-ku Fireworks Competition

Recommended prepaid e-money card and pass

Suica

For moving about Tokyo, we recommend the Suica, a pass for train fare so you don't have to stop to buy tickets at the vending machines.

Tokyo 1-Day Ticket (東京フリーきっぷ)

This pass is valid for one day of unlimited rides on regular cars on local and rapid trains (unreserved seating), subways, the Nippori-Toneri Liner, Tokyo Toden streetcar and the Toei Bus system within the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo.

Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass (Tokunai Pass)

Highly recommended, this pass provides one day of unlimited rides on regular cars on local and rapid trains (unreserved seating) within the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo.

As of June 2017.

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