Every year, on the last Saturday of July, Tokyo’s night sky is illuminated for one of the most awaited event of the capital’s Summer: the Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai (Sumida river Fireworks Festival). This year, the festival took place on Saturday, July 29th! But if you were among those who couldn’t attend the festival this year, we have some good news for you: fireworks viewing goes on at Escape Hunt Tokyo!
If you are curious as to what you missed, here’s a quick recap: just like for any other natsu matsuri (Summer festival), there were lots of stalls selling delicious Japanese specialties such as Yaki Souba (stir fried noodles), Jagabataa (boiled potatoes with butter, salt and kimchi), or Kakigouri (flavored shaved ice), while others offered games for children, such as Youyou tsuri (yoyo fishing) and Kingyo Sukui (goldfish catching). And with Asakusa being one of Tokyo’s most traditional areas, the festival was an occasion to admire a myriad of colourful yukata, the lighter version of a kimono, worn by event goers. As to the fireworks, there were of course spectacular: with two launching points (upwards of Kototoibashi Bridge, and between Komagatabashi Bridge and Umayabashi Bridge), they lasted for an amazing 90 minutes! However, rain poured quite heavily and the crowds, and some clouds spoiled the show at times…
So if you missed the show, don’t feel too bad! Escape Hunt Tokyo redecorated its lounge to offer its players a different kind of fireworks, with the guarantee of staying dry ;).
Why not visiting us for some late fireworks viewing? Our game rooms are full of mysteries, and offer the best way to spend 90 minutes with your partner, family, friends or colleagues, a mere 5-minutes walk from Sensoji temple!
Will you choose to complete your ZEN training, save the Shogun, or solve the mystery of the disappearance of our Bride?
Don’t wait any longer: book your game room now and enjoy a very Japanese Summer day!