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Production of fireworks was introduced to Japan from China where gunpowder was first used in history. The Japanese liked hanabi and it became one of the most important outdoor events in the lives of the people of Edo (Tokyo).

Hanabi Taikai at the Sumida River in Tokyo on July 27, 2019 though the event is most famous, it is difficult for ordinary visitors to see and enjoy the fireworks displays because of high rise buildings alongside the Sumida River and too many viewers coming to Asakusa.

Recommended places of Hanabi Taikai in Tokyo are Adachi's Hanabi Taikai on July 20, 2019 at the Arakawa River near Kita Senju/ Edogawa-ku Hanabi Taikai on Aug. 3, 2019 near Shinozaki at the Edogawa River/ Katsushika Hanabi Taikai on July 23, 2019 at the Edogawa River near Shibamata.


Katsushika Hanabi Taikai

Adachi Hanabi Taikai

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai at Asakusa

Edogawa Hanabi Taikai

The Edogawa Hanabi Taikai (Aug. 3, 7:15 a.m.-8:30 p.m.) in 2019 is ranked No. 1 Hanabi Taikai people want to visit in Kanto. Access: 15 minutes walk from Shinozaki Station on Metropolitan Subway Shinjuku Line. URL:

Matsudo Hanabi Taikai (Chiba Prefecture)