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

Kanto Region – Fireworks Competitions

Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks CompetitionIbaraki Prefecture

Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition – Ibaraki Prefecture© Tsuchiura city

Dates and times Saturday, October 6, 2018
In the case of bad weather, postponed to one of the following dates: Sunday, October 7, Monday (holiday), October 8, Saturday, October 13 or Sunday, October 14
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Number of fireworks Approx. 20,000
Location Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture – on the banks of the Sakura-gawa River (near Gakuen Ohashi Bridge)

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.

Passes we recommend to get to this spot

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

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Oyama Summer FestivalTochigi Prefecture

Oyama Summer Festival – Tochigi Prefecture

Dates and times Sunday, July 29, 2018
7:10 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Postponed due to bad weather
Admission Paid seating is available
Number of fireworks Approx. 20,000
Location Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture – on the banks of the Omoi-gawa River below the Kanko-bashi Bridge

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.

Passes we recommend to get to this spot

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

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Sumidagawa Fireworks FestivalTokyo

Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival – Tokyo© Sumida-ku

Dates and times Saturday, July 28, 2018
Sunday, July 29 in case of inclement weather
First venue: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Second venue: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Number of fireworks Approx. 20,000 (9,650 at the first venue and 10,350 at the second venue)
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
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

Tokyo 1-Day Ticket (東京フリーきっぷ)

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

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Edogawa-ku Fireworks CompetitionTokyo

Edogawa-ku Fireworks Competition – Tokyo

Dates and times Saturday, August 4, 2018
Sunday, August 5 in case of bad weather
7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Number of fireworks Approx. 14,000
Location Edogawa-ku, Tokyo – on the banks of the Edo-gawa River
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

Tokyo 1-Day Ticket (東京フリーきっぷ)

Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass (Tokunai Pass)

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

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As of June 2018.