The Itabashi Fireworks festival always puts on a good show with both the Itabashi and the Todabashi Fireworks making a triumphant return on August 5th, 2023.
After a four year sabbatical, this joint celebration will light up the Tokyo sky near the Toda Bridge in Itabashi Ward with a record-breaking display of approximately 13,000 fireworks.
The Itabashi and Toda Bridge Fireworks Festivals 2023
The 64th Itabashi Fireworks Festival and the 70th Toda Bridge Fireworks Festival in Saitama’s Toda City are two of Tokyo’s most notable fireworks events, taking place simultaneously across the Arakawa River.
What’s On Show?
Look forward to witnessing the “Shaku Go Sun Dama” (Size 15), Tokyo’s largest firework with a blooming diameter of 360 meters, and the “Large Niagara Falls”, a 700-meter-long set firework that ranks among the longest in Kanto region.
The event begins with the launch of wide star mines from five locations along the Arakawa River bank. This grand opening sets the stage for the competition, where ten of Japan’s top pyrotechnicians will showcase their artistic talents.
This year, the two festivals combined are set to launch approximately 13,000 fireworks – the largest number in the event’s history. Please note, in the event of rain or severe weather, the fireworks display will be cancelled and will not be rescheduled for a later date.
A Quick Note On The Japan Rail Pass Price Hike
The price of the wonderful Japan Rail Pass is going up a massive 62% in October but there’s still time to lock in the old rates if you’re quick. Klook still offers the old prices so if you buy before September 30th you can travel with the old prices until December 28th, 2023.
- Name: 64th Itabashi Fireworks Festival and 70th Toda Bridge Fireworks Festival
- Date: August 5, 2023 (Saturday)
- Time: 19:00 – 20:30
- Location: Arakawa River, upstream of Toda Bridge, Itabashi Side Riverbank
- Address: Itabashi Ward, Tokyo
- Number of Fireworks: Approximately 13,000 (combined with the Toda Bridge Fireworks Festival)
- In Case of Bad Weather: The event will be canceled and not rescheduled.
How to Get There
- From Itabashi:
- JR Saikyo Line: 20-minute walk from Ukima-Funado Station
- Toei Mita Line: 20-minute walk from Takashimadaira Station, Nishidai Station, or Hasune Station
Please note that JR’s Ukima-Funado Station and Toei Mita Line’s Nishidai Station are usually very crowded. We recommend accessing from Toei Mita Line’s Hasune Station or Takashimadaira Station.
- From Toda:
- JR: 20-minute walk from Toda Koen Station
The Sum Up
Experience the awe-inspiring and record-breaking display at the Itabashi and Toda Bridge Fireworks Festivals, a summer spectacle not to be missed.