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Updated: August 1, 2023

46th Sumida River Fireworks Festival 第46回隅田川花火大会

Taito City and Sumida City, Tokyo

Note: The 2023 installment of this event has already taken place.

The history of Sumida River Fireworks Festival can be traced back to 1733, when the first Ryogoku River Opening ceremony occured.This ceremony was held to pray for the souls of those lost to the widespread famine and disease which hit the area in 1732. The Ryogoku River Opening ceremony took place upstream of Ryogoku Bridge until 1961. In 1978, it was rebranded as the Sumida River Fireworks Festival. Today, it is one of the largest and most famous fireworks festivals in Tokyo. In addition to the traditional fireworks display, the main venue will also host a contest, where new and innovative firework creations will compete for your attention.

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Eastern Tokyo


Opening Hours

  • 19:00-20:30
  • For start and finish times, visit the official website.

Please check the official event website for the latest updates on opening dates and times, prices, and other information.