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Sumida River Fireworks Festival

Fireworks © DaraKero_F
Fireworks © DaraKero_F

Every summer, Japan prepares for its numerous fireworks festivals. The biggest is the display over the Sumida River, with spectacular multicoloured layers that blossom into the Tokyo night sky to awe the millions of spectators gathered along the banks or in boats. The highlight is a dazzling competition between highly acclaimed fireworks manufacturers, making the display all the more exciting because the rivalry is fierce. One of the best ways to experience the event is to go cruising on the river and enjoy the display from the water, before partying into the early hours.

Venue: Sumida River

Date: Mid July 2021