After four years of dormancy, the city of Tachikawa in Tokyo is bringing back its much-loved, but badly named Tachikawa Festival Showa Kinen Park Fireworks Display on July 29, 2023.

This grand event celebrates the spirit of the season by painting the night sky with 5,000 powerful fireworks.

The Festival’s Return

Tachikawa Festival Fireworks
Tachikawa Festival Fireworks

Held at the Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa, the Fireworks Display marks a triumphant return in 2023. The festival has carved a niche for itself by reproducing the “Geikyoku Tama (1-shaku ball)” fireworks, which have gained accolades at national competitive fireworks festivals.

The Fireworks Spectacle

Tachikawa Festival Fireworks
Tachikawa Festival Fireworks

The event is known for its impressive assortment of fireworks, including the rarely seen in Tokyo, 1-shaku 5-sun ball, and the extra-large wide star mine, among others. These contribute to the massive arsenal of approximately 5,000 fireworks that grace the night sky during the event.

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Viewing Locations

Tachikawa Festival Fireworks
Tachikawa Festival Fireworks

The main viewing location inside the Showa Kinen Park boasts an expansive, liberating atmosphere, with lush lawns where viewers can spread out their mats and enjoy the fireworks. Paid viewing seats are also expected to be available for those seeking a premium viewing experience.

Kick Off Time

Tachikawa Festival Fireworks
Tachikawa Festival Fireworks

Please note that due to the fireworks display, entry to the Showa Kinen Park will be free after 6 PM on the day of the festival, which usually causes a large crowd to gather from 5 PM onwards. It is recommended to come earlier during the paid hours if you wish to secure a good spot.

In the case of inclement weather on July 29, there will be no postponement, and the event will be canceled for the year.

Key Information

  • Event: Tachikawa Festival Showa Kinen Park Fireworks Display
  • Date: July 29, 2023
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Viewing Area: Showa Kinen Park “Minna no Harappa”
  • Address: 3173 Midoricho, Tachikawa, Tokyo
  • Admission Fee: Adults 450 yen (15 years old and above), Seniors 210 yen (65 years old and above), Free for junior high school students and below (free entry from 6 PM)
  • Number of Fireworks: 5,000
  • Inclement Weather Policy: If the event cannot be held due to bad weather, it will be canceled without postponement.
  • Access: A 15-minute walk from “Tachikawa Station” on the JR Chuo Line.

The Sum Up

Pack your picnic blanket and join the anticipated return of the Tachikawa Festival Showa Kinen Park Fireworks Display, illuminating the summer night in a memorable explosion of colors.

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