A great chance to see some of Japan’s best fireworks outside of the summer festivals, this is a competitive display admired across the country. Held on the Sakuragawa riverside in the Gakuen-ohashi area, there’s plenty of seating with a good view. The newest designs and creations are displayed by the best pyrotechnicians in Japan, it originally started as a memorial event for officers who died during the war. The event is pretty long, lasting around two and a half hours. Grab some food from the street stalls along the way and get your seat early!To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.