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Fireworks Festivals


Sumida River Fireworks, one of the biggest fireworks festival in Japan, is on 28 July!
In Asakusa, 19:00 - 20:30 (postponed to 29 July when rough weather)
Official Website:


Jingu Gaien Fireworks: 11 August
At Jingu Baseball Stadium, Jingu Soft-Baseball Stadium, Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium
19:30 - 20:30 (go on when a light rain / postponed to 12 Aug when rough weather)
If you want a seat, you need a ticket. (4500 yen on the day of fireworks)


How to Get to Jingu Gaien: A 5 minutes walk from Gaienmae Station of Ginza Subway Line, which is the nearest. Omotesando, Kitasando, Aoyama 1-Chome and Kokuritsu Kyogijo(National Stadium) Stations are also fine. So when you are going there, find Ginza, Hanzomon, Oedo, Chiyoda or Fukutoshin Subway line. If you are on JR Chuo Line, get off at Sendagaya or Shinanocho.
See Google Maps.


Other Fireworks Festivals inside Tokyo


21 July: Adachi Fireworks
24 July: Katsushika Fireworks
28 July: Showa Kinen Park Fireworks, Hachioji Fireworks


1 August: Koto Fireworks
4 August: Edogawa Fireworks, Itabashi Fireworks


Ueno Summer Festival


There are some events in Ueno Park everyday!
14 July - 12 August, 2018

Kagurazaka Festival


There is a festival in Kagurazaka, an old, calm and interesting district in Tokyo City. Feel a traditional Japanese summer festival!
Kagurazaka Festival: 25 - 28 July, 2018


Hozuki (Chinese lantern) pots are sold as well as Hozuki Market in Asakusa in early July.
Traditional dances (awa odori) are performed by locals in the evening.


How to get to Kagurazaka: A 1 minute walk from JR Iidabashi Station West Exit, Tozai/Yurakucho/Namboku Subway Line B3 Exit, Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station of Oedo Subway Line. Check out The Easiest JR Train Map and Subway Maps.


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Autumn Leaves



Autumn Colors' peak is late November to early December in Tokyo.
Links to Blog: Autumn Colors in Tokyo City - Red Maple Leaves & Genuine Matcha in Rikugien Garden and more!


Cherry Blossoms (Sakura)



Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast & Report 2018
The season of cherry blossoms is late March to early April in Tokyo.


Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2019 will come in late January, 2019.
Trip Planning Advice for Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Festival Visitors to Japan by a Local


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