When: 16/08/14: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Sumida Park, 7-1-22 Asakusa
This unique summer festival is quite a contrast from noisy, flashy fireworks. Instead, it presents a soothing view of paper lanterns set afloat on the Sumida River. Participants can buy a lantern, make a wish and release it on the tranquil river. You can also just walk by to view the gorgeous lights reflecting on the river—a pleasant, peaceful festival despite its popularity.
Asakusa Toro Nagashi
More information: http://www.e-asakusa.jp
How much: ¥1,500 (must reserve)
Main image: gotokyo.org