This is a chance to see hot-air balloons and take a free ride over Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. Opening hours are 7:30am to 7:30pm on August 26 and 7:30am to noon on August 27. The event is organized by four local governments that host hot-air balloon events (Saga, Saku, Suzuka, Motegi). Rides are subject to change depending on the weather.
The rides take place from 7:30am to 10am on both days. The balloons will be tied down, so they will not go far.
We called to find out if you need a reservation, and it seems you do. They now have a waiting list. So, perhaps you can go and have a look this year, and then make a reservation next year. I think it would be nice to see the balloons anyway, especially at night, even if you can't ride in them this time.
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