Sumida River Fireworks 2014

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When: 26/07/14: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Sumida Park, 7-1-22 Asakusa

By far the oldest and largest (not to mention busiest) fireworks display in Tokyo, the Sumida River Fireworks Festival is one of the most popular events in summer. The last Saturday of July is always synonymous with a night sky filled with dazzling shades, and packed crowds below trying to get the best spot to view them. Nearly a million spectators gather every year to see the colorful explosions, which come in an array of patterns, shapes and sizes (click here to learn more about the different types of fireworks used).

The best spots to view the fireworks are along Sumida River and on the various bridges across it, but unless you want to get squashed by the other Tokyoites who had the same idea, we recommend sticking around Asakusa, and even further away as they can be seen from numerous areas of the city, especially in tall buildings. The show starts at 19:05.

The event will be cancelled in case of rain.

Sumida River Fireworks 2014

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How much: Free

Main image: drzuco/Flickr

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