A Tokyo symbol of summer to enjoy at 4 sites
The Jingu-Gaien Fireworks Festival is one popular event which attracts many tourists every year. It is known as one of Tokyo Big 3 Fireworks Festivals, alongside the Sumida River Fireworks Festival and the Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks Festival. Jingu-Gaien Park is brilliantly lit up annually by 10,000 fireworks but the highlights are not restricted to the fireworks alone. Events with popular singers and comedians are also held so that one of the features of the festival is how lively the summer night gets along with the fireworks. At the festival, there are highlights to each of the four venues. First off, there is the Tokyo Gymnasium grounds which was newly established in 2015. From here, the fireworks can be viewed in a relaxed environment from reserved seating. At Jingu Softball Stadium which has the most events, all of the seating is non-reserved and there are yatai food stands. Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium where you can enjoy live video of the events at Jingu is a little-known spot which is the closest to a station. And then at the main venue of Jingu Stadium, you can naturally view the fireworks from close up, but it’s also the place where there are the biggest events before they go up. Tickets are necessary at each of the venues. Please purchase them online beforehand at the homepage. Also be aware that the prices of the tickets will differ depending on the venue.
Secret spots where you can see the festival for free
Although it will mean missing out on all of the excitement of the events and the huge spectacle of the fireworks, there are spots where you can still enjoy the fireworks for free. Not far off from Meiji Jingu Gaien, there is Meiji Park where you can see fireworks going straight up. Also, the Shinjuku NS building observation lounge, the area around Chichibu Rugby Stadium, and the area around Nihon Seinen Kaikan near Jingu Stadium are also suggested as good places to see the fireworks.