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The Uji Fireworks festival is held on August 10. While Uji is usually a peaceful town with a very manageable number of tourists, during this festival be prepared for hoards of people and massive crowds! It doesn't even feel like the same city! It is an extremely popular event! The fireworks start well after it gets dark, but go early if you want a particularly good viewing spot. The fireworks are shot from the bridge.
Along with the fireworks there are hundreds of food and drink stands lining the streets! The show lasts for an hour with some short pauses here and there.
No matter how you got here, be prepared for a long wait to get home. The Keihan Station is typically a bit faster than the JR Station but both will require a lot of patience, because most people arrive by train. If you are prepared for the wait and don't get yourself worked up, it's really not that bad and the fireworks are great!