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CANCELLED Todabashi Fireworks (Itabashi Fireworks) 2020
May 23 @ 19:00 - 20:30Free
Todabashi fireworks are one of the biggest in Saitama. What makes them particularly special is that they are run in conjunction with Itabashi fireworks which launch the same night on the far side of Arakawa River.
In 2020 they were scheduled for the much earlier time of May 23rd (they are usually held in August) so as not to interfere with the Olympics. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, they have been cancelled for this year.
When are the 2020 Itabashi fireworks?
The Itabashi fireworks were scheduled for the earlier date of May 23rd 2020 to avoid clashes with Olympic events. However, they were subsequently cancelled along with the Todabashi fireworks due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Approximately 12,000 fireworks are launched including starmines and shakudama. The displays are set to music. They normally have fireworks that explode into the face of a famous character. Last year, it was some Yokai Watch characters.
The fireworks are launched near Toda’s rowing race course with prime viewing along the riverside. You can walk from Toda Park station. The Itabashi Fireworks are held in conjunction with Todabashi. They estimate 52,000 spectators view on the Itabashi side and close to 50,000 on the Toda side. You can reserve a viewing spot at a price on the official website (grey details box below) or view for free from along the river or nearby viewing spots. There are about 80 festival stalls on the Todabashi side of Arakawa river.
Queries to Todabashi Firework Committee at 048-431-0206
Time: 7 to 8.30 pm
Access: Approximately a 20 minute walk from Takasaki Line JR Toda Koen station
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