Updated: July 19, 2017
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Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival: Have the Most Traditional Fireworks Experience on July 29th!

Fireworks is a really popular summer event in Japan, and there are lots of fireworks events happening during summer. Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is one of the most popular fireworks events! Check this article for more information!

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Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival

Sumidagawa is located in Taito-ku, where Asakusa is. Sumidagawa fireworks is a very traditional fireworks event that started in 1733, in the middle of Edo era. This is a very famous fireworks event in Kanto region.
Fireworks are art. People love fireworks because they're beautiful, cheerful and bright. Sumidagawa fireworks is held at two different venues: the first venue holds fireworks competition where you can view more than 200 artsy fireworks. The second venue offers contemporary fireworks and fireworks called "starmine".

Program

Their program differs for each venue. At the first venue they have 21 different fireworks - they have pokemon themed fireworks, jelly fish themed, and even more! At the second venue they offer around 12 artsy fireworks.
They also have descriptions for different types of fireworks, so check the link below!

Venue

It takes about 15 minutes by walk from Asakusa station to get to the first venue, and around 5 minute walk from Kuramae station for the second venue. The first venue is located at the downstream of Sakura Bridge to the upper stream of Kototoi Bridge, and the second venue is at the downstream of Komagata Bridge and the upper stream of Umaya Bridge.
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A Map of Venue 1: the downstream of Sakura Bridge to the upper stream of Kototoi Bridge
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A Map of Venue 2: the downstream of Komagata Bridge and the upper stream of Umaya Bridge
Just be prepared because there are a lot of people! Since it is so popular you may have to get there really early, but it is definitely worth it. Put a Yukata on and head out to Sumidagawa Fireworks!

Mark your calendar: July 29th, 2017!

Write down Sumidagawa Fireworks on your calendar now! In case it rains, it will be moved to the next day, but cancelled if it cannot be held on both days.

If you are looking for places to eat in Asakusa, check out the link below!
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