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Ten Thousands of Fireworks - Edogawa Fireworks Festival on August 5th, 2017!

In summer, many festivals and fireworks (hanabi) festivals take place in all over Japan. Out of them, Edogawa (Edo River) fireworks festivals is one of the most popular and greatest festivals where you can enjoy spectacular fireworks show and lively atmosphere. Here is a guide to the festival, what is it, when and where to watch, and how to enjoy.

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Edogawa Fireworks Festival (江戸川花火大会)

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Edogawa fireworks festival takes place at the venue called Shinozaki located on the banks of the Edogawa, or Edo River. Having a long history, it is one of the most famous summer festivals in Tokyo.

When and Where

Date: August 5th, 2017
Fireworks show: 19:15-20:30
Address: 1 Chome-25-1 Kamishinozaki, Edogawa, Tokyo
Access: 15 minutes walk from Shinozaki station, 25 minutes walk from Koiwa station, or 25 minutes walk from Keisei-Edogawa station
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As it is a big festival, a lot of people come to watch. It will be very crowded this year too, but totally worth it. Most recommended spot to watch is Shinozaki Ryokuchi or Shinozaki Park, where you can sit and enjoy the fireworks very closely. Make sure go there by around 5pm so you can get a good spot to watch.

Program

You will be impressed by the countless fireworks. It will start at 19:15 with 1000 displays launched just in 5 seconds, which is incredibly energetic. The sky will be covered with the fireworks.
Then, the show will last 75 minutes without any break time. As many as 14000 fireworks that are themed on Mt Fuji, flowers, and more are launched into the summer sky of Tokyo. The reflections on the river is beautiful too.

Great food and atmosphere

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There will be a lot of food stalls where you can get typical Japanese summer festival food. You will be able to see many people wearing yukata, a Japanese traditional clothes.

Special Japanese summer experience on August 5th!

Also check out other fireworks festivals in Tokyo and typical festival food from the links below!
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