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Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Beniyacho, Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa
Map of Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival
8-10 Jul 2022

9:00am - 9:00pm

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The Tanabata Festival is held throughout the city, centering on the Hiratsuka Station North Exit shopping street. It is one of the three major Tanabata festivals in Japan and is a large and very popular festival. The main shopping street is lined with food stalls, and the large Tanabata decorations on the arcade are the highlight of the festival. The festival is crowded with many tourists every year. In the evening, the decorations are lit up, creating an even more beautiful and powerful scene. Enjoy the once-a-year Tanabata festival while wearing a yukata and eating food from the food stalls. The Tanabata Festival, which heralds the arrival of summer in Shonan, is one of the largest Tanabata festivals in Japan, along with Sendai City in Miyagi Prefecture. About 500 gorgeous decorations are displayed in the central Hiratsuka area, and at night the lights are turned on to create a fantastic atmosphere. The festival is also enlivened by a parade and more than 400 stalls offering a wide variety of Shonan delicacies.

Travel tip

Held every July, Tanabata is a vibrant festival celebrating the one annual meeting of two celestial lovers. The bright colours of the decorations around the city and the night-time illuminations are rivaled by the beautiful kimonos worn by visitors.

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival at night

Ranked with Sendai City in Miyagi Prefecture as one of Japan’s biggest Tanabata festivals, the Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival marks the arrival of Shonan’s summer. Around 500 colorful decorations are hung around the town center of Hiratsuka and illuminated at night, creating a fantastic atmosphere. Parades and over 400 stalls offering Shonan delicacies and various other items add to the festive mood.

Essential Information

Dates

Early July

Dates are yet to be confirmed. Please check official sites before heading to an event.

Venue Tanabata Decorations in Hiratsuka Station
Hours

July 8, 2022 (Friday) - July 10 (Sunday)

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities may change their operating days or hours.
Suggested duration

1h30m

Access

2 minutes on foot from JR Hiratsuka Station North Exit

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