41st Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival
*Update: The 41st Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival has been postponed until Sunday, July 29, 2018, due to the typhoon.
Arguably Tokyo’s most famous firework event, Sumidagawa was one of the first places to host fireworks spectacles back in the day and is still the largest of its kind in Tokyo. This is an event not to be missed (unless you’ve got plans to hit up Fuji Rock, that is). This year boasts 20,000 fireworks and multiple ways of enjoying this traditional event: take a cruise on a yakatabune with your friends or colleagues and dine while you take in the view, head up to Tokyo Skytree’s observation deck (limited tickets available), or hang out by the riverside (the cheapest of the three). However you choose to check them out, you’ll be guaranteed a great time!
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