Summer means... fireworks! Upload your pictures to your SNS in real time!

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In cooperation with major electronics retailer, Yamada Denki, we've used this media to keep you in the loop with the latest info on events and must-see spots. Today, we'd like to introduce you to one of their products which is sure to make your stay in Japan that much easier: the highly affordable, prepaid YAMADA SIM card. Use it to upload your photos to your SNS as you take them. While you're here, we urge you to visit at least one of the upcoming fireworks festivals going on during July and August in Tokyo!

▼Katsushika Noryo Fireworks Festival

13,000 fireworks will be launched into the sky above the old-fashioned townscape of Katsushika-ku. The show will incorporate a combination of traditional fireworks and unique fireworks using the most cutting-edge technology.

Date:Tuesday, July 26, 2016,Time: Approx. 7:20 P.M.~8:30 P.M.
Venue:Katsushika Shibamata Baseball Field (next to the Edogawa River)
※In the case of rain, the festival will be held the following day. If the following day is also rainy, it will be cancelled indefinitely.

▼Sumida River Fireworks Festival

This festival is held every year on the last Saturday of July next to the Sumida River (Asakusa, Mukojima area). It's one of the largest and most famous fireworks festivals in all of Tokyo, attracting massive crowds. If you're lucky, you might even be able to get the fireworks and the Tokyo Skytree in one picture!

Date:Saturday, July 30, 2016, Time: Approx. 7:05 P.M.~8:30 P.M.
Venue:1st Venue: between Sakurabashi Bridge and Kototoibashi Bridge, 2nd Venue: between Komagatabashi Bridge and Umayabashi Bridge
※In the case of rain, the festival will be held the following day. If the following day is also rainy, it will be cancelled indefinitely.

▼Edogawa-ku Fireworks Festival

An impressive opening is expected with 1000 fireworks launched in only 5 seconds! Over 14,000 fireworks in total will light up the sky above the Edogawa River. It’s sure to be a magical outing for all.

Date:Saturday, August 6, 2016, Time: Approx. 7:15 P.M.~8:30 P.M.
Venue:Edogawa River (next to Shinozaki Park)
※In the case of rain, the festival will be held the following day. If the following day is also rainy, it will be cancelled indefinitely.

In conclusion, we'd like to provide you with details on the YAMADA SIM card. With this affordable prepaid SIM card in hand, you'll be able to upload your fireworks photos right away!

We recommend the low-cost YAMADA SIM card especially designed for price-sensitive travelers who want Internet access throughout their stay in Japan. This card is offered by major electronic retailer "Yamada Denki". Fast data connectivity is available simply by inserting this exclusive SIM card into compatible devices. (Customers are advised that even though Internet accessible areas are available through Japan's largest communication providers, coverage in tourist spots are subject to the network ranges available).

There are different types of plans based on the duration of their usage, with the 7-day plan (1,800 yen before tax), 15-day plan (2,800 yen before tax) and the 30-day plan (3,500 yen before tax). For each plan, high-speed data is available at a maximum speed of 225Mbps, up to 200MB per day(*).

* If the amount of high-speed data used in a single day exceeds 200MB, the data speed will be restricted to 200Kbps until 23:59 of that day. This restriction will be released on the following day.

These SIM cards can be purchased at the LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro and Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building as well as in YAMADA Denki stores nationwide.

【YAMADA Denki LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro】

Address:1-5-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo(JR Ikebukuro Station, across from East exit)
Open:10:00~22:00

【YAMADA Denki Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building】

Address:1-41-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (JR Ikebukuro Station, immediate left from East exit)
Open:10:00~22:00

Enjoy fireworks spot more with an Internet connection!