The Sumida River Fireworks Festival is an annual fireworks event, held on the last Saturday in July. It is also one of the most famous fireworks festivals in Tokyo. The festival is held at two sites along Sumida River.
Last Saturday in July
Upcoming Event: July 23, 2016
Time: 19:05 ~ 20:30
The festival is will still be held in case of light rain but will postpone due in case of bad weather.
How to Enjoy
Tens thousands fireworks are released in two close areas. You can enjoy watching beautiful fireworks and seeing fireworks lighting up the night sky and its reflection on the water surface. There are also irregular or complicated forms of fireworks, such as Japanese anime characters as well as fireworks of various colors or patterns. Millions of people come to see the fireworks on the day, to which many people arrive since the morning. If you want to get the good-viewing spot and do not want come to the venue very early, we recommend you to reserve the paid seat in advance.
How to Purchase the Ticket
- Civil Support Seat
Applicants will be selected by the lottery if number of applications exceeded the limit. You cannot get a refund for seat fee when the festival is postponed due to the bad weather.
Venue No.1 Seat: JPY 6,000 (about USD $48.4) If you win in the lottery, you can invite five or fewer people for free.
Venue No.1 Seat (party): JPY 24,000 (about USD $193.6) If you win the lottery, you can invite 22 or fewer people for free.
Venue No.2 Seat: JPY 5,000 (about USD $40.3) You can apply four times but if you win the lottery, you cannot invite anyone.
- Tokyo Sky Tree
Applicants will be selected by the lottery if number of applications exceeded the limit.
You can apply on the website. http://ticket.tokyo-skytree.jp/
Ticket fee: JPY 6,500 (about USD $52.4)
- Japanese Houseboat
You can watch and enjoy fireworks on the ship with meal.
Only for a group consist of 10 ~30 people.
If you want to see fireworks on the ship, please contact us.
The fee per each person: JPY 20,000 ~ 35,000 (about USD $161.3 ~ 282.4)
- Hotel Special Seat (with meal and drink)
Asakusa View Hotel: JPY 39,800 (about USD $321.1)
- Hotel Special Seat (accommodation plan)
If you want to get more information about hotels, please contact us.
Venue No.1: the area from downstream of Sakurabashi Bridge to upstream of Kototoibashi Bridge
Venue No.2: the area from downstream of Komagatabashi Bridge to upstream of Umayabashi Bridge
Venue No.1, No.2: Asakusa Station (walk 10 minutes to the venue)
From Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station→JR Yamanote Line bound for Ueno, Ikebukuro→Kanda StationTokyo Metro Ginza Line→Asakusa Station (20 minutes)
From Haneda Airport
Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal Station→Keikyu Airport Line→Asakusa Station (40 minutes)
・The area near the venue would be extremely crowded before and after the festival, so please check the location of toilets and buy the return ticket in advance.
・Please use raincoat instead of umbrella when it rains, in order not to cause trouble for surrounding people.
・You should set the meeting-place when you get lost with your companions.
・You might not be able to buy drinks if the convenience store is crowded, so please bring your own drinks before entering the venue.
・Aside from the paid seat area, do not stop and stand to watch the fireworks. People are walking while seeing the fireworks.
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