You can still enjoy a summer fireworks festival in Sumida thanks to a special display at Tokyo Skytree. Tokyo’s biggest and arguably best summer spectacular is the historic Sumitagawa Fireworks Festival held at the end of each July, dating back to the late 18th century. This year’s festival was originally scheduled for July 11, brought forward to avoid an Olympic clash, but the event was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.
However, all is not lost for firework enthusiasts and anyone who considers the festival an essential summer ritual. Tokyo Skytree will be honoring this local tradition with special fireworks lighting and Sumidagawa fireworks screenings, utilizing its magnificent Skytree Round Theater on its Tembo Deck. In addition there will special fireworks collaborations with the Skytree Town Planetarium and Penguin Aquarium.
For those who can’t make a visit to the landmark attraction in person, you can also tune in on YouTube to see a previous years firework festival filmed from the observation tower at 7pm on July 11.
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo