Sumida River Fireworks Festival in Tokyo expecting a record number of visitors


Japan is going to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the fantastic Sumida River Fireworks Festival on July 29 this year. Hosted at the Sumida River area, it is one of the largest festivals in Tokyo.

The organisers are expecting to attract a record 900,000 spectators this year. There will be more than 22,000 fireworks displayed from two different sites – the first one is in the proximity to the Sumida Park and the second one is near the Kuramae Station.

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Enthusiastic people can watch the firework displays from many places because the size of the event is huge. Two of the most popular and recommended spots are Asakusa and the areas surrounding the Kuramae Station.

Asakusa is a district in Taito, Tokyo. It is mostly known for the famous Buddhist temple Senso-ji. During the festival time, it becomes highly busy with travellers and locals, but that only adds to the festive mode. You can get the prime viewing locations by booking a room in any of the hotels or the river boats. Similarly, the surroundings of Kuramae become so occupied that the authority closes off the two streets – Kasuga-dori and Edo-dori – around the station each year. People sit and stand on the roads to enjoy the fireworks.

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If you are planning to visit Japan to attend the festival, you will be glad to know that many firework festivals will be held in various destinations across Tokyo from July to August. These events open the door to outsiders to get acquainted with the culture, people, food, and other things of the country.

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