Held every year on the last Saturday in July, this is Tokyo’s biggest summer fireworks festival. It dates all the way back to 1733 of the Edo period, and continues to draw large crowds to this day, as close to 950,000 people come to watch the display every year. A total of 20,000 fireworks are launched from two locations on Sumidagawa (Sumida River). Location 1 features fireworks from the top pyrotechnic companies in Japan. And, since the introduction of the second location in 2012, the famous Tokyo Sky Tree can be viewed among the fireworks, making the festival become even more popular.
Location 1: Sakurabashi downstream ~ Gentoikyo upstream
Location 2: Komagatabashi downstream ~ Umayabashi upstream