Edogawa Hanabi, best kept secret! 14000 fireworks in a beautiful riverside park

Come with us to one of the best kept secret firework shows in Tokyo!

Including 14,000 fireworks over a beautiful riverside park area in Edogawa. Watch the sun set with dragonflies in the surreal summer sky. There should be plenty of space for everyone and a beautiful show... one of my personal best. Watch a video of last year's show!

 

DATE: August 3rd (Saturday)

MEETING TIME:

- 15:30PM (first group for riverside picnic and fireworks)

- 18:00PM (second group for only fireworks)

MEETING LOCATION: Akihabara Station, inside the ticket gates near Electric Town Exit. (Photo below!) The nearest station to the fireworks is Koiwa Station but it's too crowded to meet people.

FOOD / DRINKS: Bring your own. I'll be ordering Dominos Pizza to be delivered while we wait for the sun to set and the show to begin.

EVENT DETAILS:

- In English
- 日本語で

 

Watch beautiful fireworks:

 

 

 

Meeting Map and Directions:

 

FAQ:

1. If I miss the initial meetup location, where will you be?

I'll try to post google map coordinates when we find a place to sit and a picture when we get there, but expect limited to no cellphone access and thousands of people. Attempt only if you always found Waldo in Where's Waldo games.

 

2. What do I bring?

Food and drinks. Bonus points with a yukata too. Extra bonus points if you bring pizza.

 

3. How many fireworks?

14000 of them. Try to count that. In the first few seconds they launch 1000 at once. You wouldn't want to blink.

 

4. How long is the show?

75 minutes and it starts at 7:15 to 8:30pm. Walking back however takes well over an hour. So if you have to go home before then, leave early.

 

5. Where is it?

We will meet at Akihabara Station. See above. But the event will be at Edogawa-ku, Tokyo – on the banks of the Edo-gawa River. Here's a map, you can get to the location from Akihabara station, on the Yellow Chou Train Line. That's why we'll be meeting at Akihabara. (Less crowds)


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  • A former member
    A former member

    To the attendees who I met at Akihabara station at 6 p.m.,thank you for helping me and sorry for the 4 people who I lost them around food stands near the fireworks spots. I wanted to find them but all of the gates already closed and I couldn't go anywhere. I hope they enjoyed themselves.
    Adam,thank you for organizing this event and I had a wonderful time with my friend and the attendees.I hope see you in your next future events.

    August 4, 2013

  • missy

    Thank you for Adam and whoever supported the event. It was really beautiful fireworks.

    August 4, 2013

  • Gen H.

    I am curious how the everyone else made their way to home....

    August 4, 2013

  • makiii

    it was wonderful to watch fireworks in the best seating area. thank you adam and mari san for guiding the late comers to the spot!

    August 4, 2013

  • Justin K.

    Hey all, I'm the 3:30 Meetup group guide. I'm at Akihabara Station, within the gates, right in front of the escalators to the Sobu Line. Come find me and my Meetup sign.

    August 3, 2013

    • Ashish P.

      Hi Justin, I just came to know about the event. I will be reaching akihabara at 3:40. Is it fine?

      August 3, 2013

    • Sean A. J. J.

      Thank you for guiding, Justin!! I really appreciate it!! See you again!!

      1 · August 4, 2013

  • Ashish P.

    Brilliant!!!

    August 3, 2013

  • Sean A. J. J.

    Adam, Thank you for taking seats for us!! I really appreciate it!! The fireworks were wonderful!! I had a great time with different people thorough your spontaneous help!! See you again!!

    August 3, 2013

  • Ashish P.

    It was a brilliant brilliant event. Thank you so much for organizing. Met great people, made really good friends. And amazing fireworks. Looking forward for next meetup :)

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Adam...thank you for doing a fantastic job tonight. And, thank you for staying with the blue tarp since 10am so that we could enjoy a great spot. You mentioned that you host your own meet up group...what is the name of your group, I would like to join and attend more of your events!!!

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I met 10people at Akihabara station and my train just passed Ichikawa station.

    August 3, 2013

    • Adam

      Ok! We are here and my phone stopped working.

      August 3, 2013

    • Adam

      I hope you're okay!

      August 3, 2013

  • Kayo

    Where are you sitting? Can anyone come look for me? I came down from 13. Am wearing a long wide pants..

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Adam is awesome! He's the bestest!

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Adam is awesome! He's the bestest!

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Adam is awesome! He's the bestest!

    August 3, 2013

  • chisa

    I just arrived but I have know idea, where you guys are

    August 3, 2013

    • chisa

      I got at the hill but I cannot find the umbllera..

      August 3, 2013

    • Adam

      Call me[masked]

      August 3, 2013

  • Sakura

    Where are you guys?Im front of ticket gate.

    August 3, 2013

    • Nori

      We don't see Mari

      August 3, 2013

    • Adam

      :( really? Are you and your friends okay? You can follow these directions:

      Take the Sobu yellow line to Motoyawata station. Change to Shinjuku green subway to shinozaki station. Go out the north exit. I posted a map in the meetup photos. When you get to the event, you will see numbers for stairs. We are next to number 13. Look on this meet up photos for example photos.

      Event information:
      http://www.city.edoga...­

      See the photo attached on the meetup page for directions.

      August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I arrive about meeting point. I'm wearing a back hat and having silver colored cooler bag.

    August 3, 2013

  • Adam

    The second group will be leaving. If you missed this group, you can follow these directions:

    Take the Sobu yellow line to Motoyawata station. Change to Shinjuku green subway to shinozaki station. Walk to the event, out the north exit. Follow the photos uploaded. You will see numbers for stairs to the event on the meetup photos. We are next to number 13.

    Event information:
    http://www.city.edogawa.tokyo.j...­

    See the photo attached on the meetup page for directions.

    August 3, 2013

  • Kayo

    I'll be late about 15 min.. Should go straight to the event location..

    August 3, 2013

    • Adam

      Yes! You can. You can follow these directions:

      Take the Sobu yellow line to Motoyawata station. Change to Shinjuku green subway to shinozaki station. Walk to the event. Everyone will be going in one direction. You will see numbers for stairs to the event. We are next to number 13.

      Event information:
      http://www.city.edoga...­

      See the photo attached on the meetup page for directions.

      August 3, 2013

    • Kayo

      Ok. Thanks!

      August 3, 2013

  • Mariko I.

    Now I'm in between 13 and 14. Are there any sign about sheet?

    August 3, 2013

  • Adam

    The second group leader will be Mari. Because the crowds are crazy, please be on time. Otherwise go straight to the event.

    August 3, 2013

  • Adam

    Ok, so the next group leaves Akihabara station from 6:00pm -- you can also go straight to the event. Look at my previous comments and this meetup photos for directions. We are next to row 13, right side -- on the hill. Green and white umbrella.

    August 3, 2013

  • Mikiko

    We couldn't get on the train but could get on next train.

    August 3, 2013

    • Adam

      You can follow these directions:

      Take the Sobu yellow line to Motoyawata station. Change to Shinjuku green subway to shinozaki station. Walk to the event. Everyone will be going in one direction. You will see numbers for stairs to the event. We are next to number 13.

      Event information:
      http://www.city.edoga...­

      See the photo attached on the meetup page for directions.

      August 3, 2013

    • Mikiko

      Thanx a lot and we r Koiwa station now. We will try to find that place where u stay by ourselves.

      August 3, 2013

  • Mariko I.

    Sorry, I'm late! So I go to the river side directory.

    August 3, 2013

    • Adam

      Ok! You can follow these directions:

      Take the Sobu yellow line to Motoyawata station. Change to Shinjuku green subway to shinozaki station. Walk to the event. Everyone will be going in one direction. You will see numbers for stairs to the event. We are next to number 13.

      Event information:
      http://www.city.edoga...­

      See the photo attached on the meetup page for directions.

      August 3, 2013

    • Mariko I.

      Thank you for your support! See you later-.

      August 3, 2013

  • Adam

    The first group already left. You can follow these directions:

    Take the Sobu yellow line to Motoyawata station. Change to Shinjuku green subway to shinozaki station. Walk to the event. Everyone will be going in one direction. You will see numbers for stairs to the event. We are next to number 13. Event information:
    http://www.city.edogawa.tokyo.j...­

    See the photo attached on the meetup for directions.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the meeting location at 3:30 near the AuntieAnne's near exit 2?

    August 3, 2013

    • Justin K.

      The one Adam put in the description for the event. If you come into JR Akihabara Station, we are right in front of the escalators to tracks 5 & 6.

      August 3, 2013

    • Adam

      It's in the middle of the two exits, on the first level. Check the meetup description for a picture

      August 3, 2013

  • Ashish P.

    Hi, I will be reaching akihabara at 3:40. Will I be able to catch you guys or I will have to come elsewhere?

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm looking forward to tonight's exciting fireworks and meeting new friends :)

    August 3, 2013

  • chisa

    I would like to join this group from 6:00.

    August 3, 2013

  • Kaoru

    Hello all, I'm not sure if I can find you guys on site, but I will try.
    this is my first event since joined the meetups.

    August 3, 2013

    • Adam

      Not super close, but I know a group that is closer. We are on a ledge to see more.

      August 3, 2013

    • Adam

      The view is great though. They did test fireworks earlier this morning.

      August 3, 2013

  • Adam

    New Meetup time added -- 3:30PM or 6:00PM groups. My friends will help guide you to where I'll be holding our spot.

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • makiii

      nice to have 6:00. 3 of us will join from 6:00. see you there!

      August 3, 2013

    • Adam

      Great! My friend will guide you to where we are waiting.

      August 3, 2013

  • Adam

    I've arrived At the fireworks place. It's busy already. I got a huge space for us as best as I could. Uploaded a google map image.
    There are row markers for the stairs going down to the fireworks. We are between 14 and 13, on the slope in the middle

    3 · August 3, 2013

  • Ryoko

    Hi guys, I won't be able to 3:30 at Akiha, so I will be going myself later. If I cannot find you, I will see you all for the next 3D occasion! Let's have fun tomorrow!!

    August 2, 2013

    • Adam

      Hi Ryoko, I opened up a second meetup time at 6:00PM for people who want to come later. My friend will guide everyone to where we are.

      August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Adam, I'm bringing a tarp for 4-6 people. I hope that helps.

    August 2, 2013

    • Adam

      Whoa! Awesome. Santiago, you win my vote. :)

      August 2, 2013

    • Adam

      I'll send you a message later!

      August 2, 2013

  • Eiko Y.

    Hello, Adam!
    Thank you for planning this splendid gathering( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

    I'll bring some mats but they may be a little thin... Will they do?

    August 1, 2013

    • Adam

      Eiko, that would be fantastic. At this point I can't possibly bring mats for 75 people without help from great people like you! I'll be in touch by email.

      August 2, 2013

  • Pop

    I will be coming from Funabashi, so I will attempt to find the group at the event! Wish me Luck!

    August 2, 2013

    • Adam

      Bring your phone And come later. I'll post the LAT/LONG coordinates here for google maps. that's your best chances to catch up.

      August 2, 2013

  • Eiko Y.

    This will probably be the only chance to watch fireworks to me for this summer!

    August 1, 2013

  • Adam

    Reminder: Bring snacks and drinks. If you're feeling special, being some to share!

    August 1, 2013

  • Sean A. J. J.

    Hi, Adam!! I'm Sean, a Japanese. I'll bring Edamame. Unfortunately, I don't have any mat. But I'll be pleased to help you carry mats and so on. See you then!!

    August 1, 2013

    • Adam

      Thanks for the warm welcome Sean! Your Edamame will be more than welcome. :)

      August 1, 2013

  • Adam

    Another reminder, if anyone has extra floor mats (tarps), please tell me. Otherwise I will buy extra and ask for donations from attendees.

    July 28, 2013

    • Adam

      Following up, if anyone had mats, tarps, or lives nearby -- please contact me (click my name and then email button)

      July 31, 2013

  • Mariko I.

    Hi, I'm Mariko.I'm looking forward to meeting new people!

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • Adam

      And I hope the weather turns out great so you can meet us. :)

      July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Adam, Almost 60 people are attending on this Saturday. Can you hold their space at there?
    My place is not far from Shin-koiwa.
    If you need my help,let me know.

    July 29, 2013

    • Adam

      Mari, thank you for your support! This event is big, so your help is welcome. I will send you an email later.

      July 29, 2013

  • Junko

    Hi Adam,
    I have a green one. It's for 6 or so.

    July 28, 2013

    • Adam

      You do? Awesome Junko! I can use all the extra tarps possible. Can you bring it?

      July 28, 2013

    • Junko

      sure!! I have small stripe one too, so I'll bring it as well. :)

      July 28, 2013

  • Asuka

    Hello

    July 28, 2013

    • Adam

      Welcome Asuka!

      July 28, 2013

  • Mariko A.

    Looking forward to this event.

    July 27, 2013

    • Adam

      Great!

      July 28, 2013

  • Chieko

    It seems to be difficult to be around 3:30.
    Can I attend later?

    July 24, 2013

    • Adam

      Hi Chieko, Sure -- will try to arrange a way of getting to us on the day of the event. Won't be easy, but if you like a challenge then great!

      July 25, 2013

    • Chieko

      Thanks Adam! But I think it's difficult to meet up in the crowded ;(

      July 28, 2013

  • Adam

    Does anyone have more blue tarp I could borrow?

    July 27, 2013

  • Rie H

    I am looking forward to it

    July 22, 2013

    • Adam

      Glad to hear! :)

      July 25, 2013

  • Adam

    20 people in 24 hours. Incredible, I will need to find more blue mats.

    July 17, 2013

  • Aga

    Oh I wish I could be there with you especially that I LOVE fireworks! But Ill be coming back to Japan on that day :(( so not sure if Ill make it

    July 17, 2013

    • Adam

      If you do, I'll give you 10 points for awesomeness. :)

      1 · July 17, 2013

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