Wednesday, June 29, 2016

:::SPECIAL::: # Fireworks in Japan ♪ Get Ready For The Summer Firework Festivals!! Part I - Kanto Area

Summer Fireworks Festival 2016
Experience your summer in Japanese style!

As you may have known, there are many fireworks festivals in Japan in summer time.  You can see family and friends putting on their Japanese Yukata (浴衣)and gather together outside to enjoy drinks and food while watching the spectacular fireworks show in the sky!

It's time to mark your schedule for the summer fireworks festivals in 2016!!

Before that, how about we go to get you a new Yukata first! Oh wait, do you know what's the difference between the well-known Kimono and Yukata?

Kimono? Yukata?

Kimono is a traditional style of clothing that Japanese only wear on special occasion. It is just like a formal dress or suit that you wear for formal dinner or events. Also, Kimono is expensive and not easy to put on, a Kimono may consist of 12 or more different parts!! Men's Kimono is a bit simpler but still, it is a formal dressing in Japan.

Yukata is a more casual and simpler version of Kimono.  It is also cheaper and it has much fewer parts than Kimono. That's why it is a popular wear in the summer.  You can see both women and men wear Yukata and carry a small bag and a paper fan at the Fireworks Festivals!!

Not just for women and men, even kids get their their Yukata for the summer too!! Why don't you buy a whole set for your family!!

As we mentioned earlier, getting a set of Yukata is not too expensive. Depends on the maker and the materials they use, sometimes you can find Yukata at really reasonable prices just like at the causal wear stores Uniqlo. The Yukata on us are provided by Ginza Mistukoshi Department Store. 

Yukata Festival Ginza Mitsukoshi

15 June - 25 July 2016 (7F)
26 July - 15 August 2016 (9F)
(Store will be closed on 1 August 2016)

Address: 4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: 03-3562-1111

Since you have your Yukata ready, let's look at the 5 most expected Summer Fireworks Festivals for 2016!!!

Top 5 Most Expected Summer Fireworks Festivals in Kanto, Japan

No. 5

39th Sumidagawa Fireworks Festivals

Date: 30 July 2016 (Sat.)

Time: 19:05 - 20:30

* Around 20,000 fireworks will be launched (Venue 1 and 2 together)

Google Map

No. 4

2016 Yokohama Sparkling Twilight

Date: 16 and 17 July 2016 (Sat. and Sun.)

Time: 19:30 - 20:00 (Fireworks)
        11:30 - 20:30 (Events)

* 3,000 fireworks will be launched

Google Map

No. 3

31st Kanagawa Shinbun Fireworks Festival

Date: 2 August 2016 (Tue.)

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

* Around 15,000 fireworks will be launched

No. 2

41st Edogawaku Fireworks Festival

Date: 6 August 2016 (Sat.)

Time: 19:15 - 20:30

* Around 14,000 fireworks will be launched


38th Adachi Fireworks Festival

Date: 23 July 2016 (Sat.)

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

* Around 13,500 fireworks will be launched

(Ranking and photos are provided by

So which Summer Fireworks Festivals are you interested in going? Don't forget your Yukata!!

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