Chōfu City Fireworks Festival happens on the grassy banks of the Tama River (downstream from the bridge on the Keio Sagamihara Line).
The organizers aren’t skimping on the number of fireworks. 10,000 individual fireworks will go up in flames in front of an estimated audience of 350,000 people.
The opening ceremony begins at 6:10 p.m. and the explosions start at 6:30 p.m.
Where can I view the fireworks for free?
There will be a free-viewing area near the fireworks and you can start reserving a space from midnight on the day, but you’ll have to have someone in that spot — don’t just put down a sheet and walk away.
If you don’t feel like fighting for a space, then it is recommended to purchase a paid seat. Tickets for such seats start at ¥3,500. You can buy tickets through the Seven-Eleven ticket website.
How to get there
The nearest stations are Keio Tamagawa Station (5-minute walk) and Chōfu Station (20-minute walk). Note that the event will be canceled if it’s stormy. Chōfu City Fireworks Festival happens on the grassy banks of the Tama River (downstream from the bridge on the Keio Sagamihara Line).Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.