Best Fireworks in Tokyo 2021 Summer

Tokyo Fireworks: List of the Best Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo in Summer

What’s the best thing about Japanese summer?? Many may answer “Fireworks (Hanabi in Japanese)”! Fireworks are symbol of Japanese summer, and it’s most exciting events of the year. Fireworks festivals (Hanabi Taikai in Japanese) are held at many locations across Japan during summer, including Tokyo. Tokyo hosts a number of spectacular fireworks including the famous famous Sumida River Fireworks and Tokyo Bay Fireworks. In this article, I’d like to share the list of upcoming fireworks in Tokyo this summer!

-Important Notice-
In order to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19),  a large number of fireworks festivals in Tokyo in 2021 are cancelled or postponed. Please check the latest updates on their official websites before planning a visit.


-43rd Adachi Fireworks Festival <<CANCELLED>>

Date: 6 November 2021

Adachi Fireworks Festival (足立の花火)

Location : Arakawa River banks, 15 mins walk from Kitasenju Station

Number of Fireworks : approx. 13,500

Map: https://goo.gl/qk9VLN

-55th Katsushika Fireworks Festival <<POSTPONED>>

New Date: 5 October 2021 (18:30~19:30)

Katsushika Fireworks Festival (葛飾納涼花火大会)

Location : Edogawa River banks, 10 mins walk from Shibamata Station

Number of Fireworks : approx. 13,000

Map: https://goo.gl/AiWSKg

-44th Sumida River Fireworks Festival <<CANCELLED>>

Date: 23 October 2021

Sumida River Fireworks Festival (隅田川花火大会)

Location : Sumida River (at two sites)

Number of Fireworks : approx. 22,000

Map: https://goo.gl/dXiAQ0

-39th Koto Fireworks Festival <<CANCELLED>>

Date: N/A

Koto Fireworks Festival (江東花火大会)

Location: Arakawa Sunamachi Mizube Park, 15 mins walk from Minami-Sunamachi Station

Number of Fireworks : approx. 4,000

Map: https://goo.gl/ctA95U

-37th Ichikawa Shimin Fireworks Festival <<CANCELLED>>

Date: N/A

Ichikawa Shimin Fireworks Festival (市川市民納涼花火大会)

Location : Edogawa River bank, 15 mins walk from Ichikawa Station

Number of Fireworks : approx. 14,000

Map: https://goo.gl/Z0Jl8n

-46th Edogawa Fireworks Festival <<CANCELLED>>

Date: N/A

Edogawa Fireworks Festival (江戸川花火大会)

Location : Edogawa River bank (Shinozaki Park), 15 mins walk from Shinozaki Station

Number of Fireworks : approx. 14,000

Map: https://goo.gl/RkZaeS

-62nd Itabashi Fireworks Festival <<POSTPONED>>

New Date: 6 November 2021

Itabashi Fireworks Festival (いたばし花火大会)

Location : Arakawa River bank, 20 mins walk from Nishidai Station

Number of Fireworks : approx. 12,000

Map: https://goo.gl/o5qhJR

-Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival

Date: TBA

Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival (神宮外苑花火大会)

Location : Meiji Jingu Gaien, short walk from Gaien-mae Station, Shinanomachi Station and Aoyama Itchome Station

Number of Fireworks : approx. 10,000

Map: https://goo.gl/rGRIuH

*Postpone to next day in case of stormy weather


Thank you very much for reading! Which fireworks (Hanabi) do you want to see most this summer?? There are many more special events coming up in Tokyo during summer! Please check out the listed articles below for more information about travelling in Tokyo in summer!

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