111-0032 Tokyo, Japan
tel: +81 3 5246 1111
NileGuide Expert tip:
Show up early - really early - to claim a good viewing spot before the other million people come to take them all
Every summer Japan explodes with colors in the night sky, in the form of hanabi
(fireworks). The ancient waters of the Sumida-gawa (Sumida River), running alongside Tokyo's historic Asakusa
district, reflect the bursts of tens of thousands of fireworks on the last Saturday of July. About a million people gather to watch, often dressed in traditional summer yukata. The show starts at 7, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to show up by noon to secure a spot. The fireworks on the Sumida River are Tokyo's biggest bang.