Hanabi (fireworks) are an essential part of the Japanese summer. Nothing beats cold beer, street food and yukatas (light kimonos) on a hot summer night as you wait for thousands of stunning explosions to fill the sky. If you’re lucky enough to be in Japan during the summer months, make sure to hit some of the following spots.

Here are Metropolis’ recommendations for the best firework events of 2019:

Within the 23 wards of Tokyo area

The rest of Greater Tokyo

Outside the Kanto region