Click below ⇓ for the video of the Adachi Fireworks Festival.
posted on July 17, 2019
The rainy season should hopefully be over soon in the Tokyo area. We can hardly wait for the summer packed with festivals and fireworks. Tokyo’s fireworks season will start this Saturday, July 20th with the Adachi Fireworks Festival. This is the first large-scale firework display of the season in the metropolis. About 13,000 fireworks will be launched in one hour (7:30 - 8:30pm) by the Arakawa River (see map below). Over 600,000 spectators are expected and spots by the river bank fill up very quickly, so arrive early if you want to secure one of the vantage points, preferably on the north side of the river. Be sure to bring drinks, snacks and a picnic blanket. Portable cushions would help you for a better seated position. The venue is normally accessible in 15-20 minutes from any one of the stations (Kita-Senju, Kosuge, Gotanno or Umejima on Tobu-Isezaki line), but BEWARE that going back to the station might take you a far longer time through the crowd, so move quickly as soon as the fireworks are finished. For more information on other major fireworks festivals in Japan, go to: https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/feature/fireworks/