Best Fireworks in Tokyo 2020 Summer

Tokyo Fireworks: List of the Best Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo in 2020 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 in 2020 summer!

-Important Notice-
Due to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (24 July to 9 August 2020) and Paralympics (25 August to 6 September 2020), a large number of fireworks festivals held in the Tokyo metropolitan area have been reschedulled and due to be held much earlier dates such as in May, June and early July.

-UPDATE-
Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics have been postponed to 2021 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), some of fireworks festivals in Tokyo in 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. Please check the latest updates on their official websites before planning a visit.


-42nd Adachi Fireworks Festival <<CANCELLED>>

Date: 30 May 2020 (19:30~20:30)

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

*Cancelled in case of stormy weather

-54th Katsushika Fireworks Festival <<POSTPONED>>

Date: 7 July 2020 (19:20~20:20) → New Date: 10 October 2020

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

*Postpone to next day in case of stormy weather

-43rd Sumida River Fireworks Festival <<CANCELLED>>

Date: 11 July 2020 (19:00~20:30)

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

*Postpone to the next day in case of stormy weather

-38th Koto Fireworks Festival <<CANCELLED>>

Date: 6 June 2020 (19:30~20:30)

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

*Cancelled in case of stormy weather

-36th Ichikawa Shimin Fireworks Festival <<POSTPONED>>

Date: 23 May 2020 (19:15~20:30) → New Date: 24 October 2020

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

*Postpone to next day in case of stormy weather

-45th Edogawa Fireworks Festival <<POSTPONED>>

Date: 23 May 2020 (19:15 ~20:30) → New Date: 24 October 2020

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

*Postpone to next day in case of stormy weather

-61st Itabashi Fireworks Festival <<CANCELLED>>

Date: 23 May 2020 (19:00 ~20:30)

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

*Postpone to next day in case of stormy weather

-2020 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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