Shitamachi Tanabata Festival

Also known as the Star Festival, this traditional event is a celebration of the legend that tells of two stars, Vega and Altair, who were separated lovers only allowed to meet once a year in the Milky Way. It’s one for the romantics, for sure, but it also impresses with unbelievably big and colorful decorations that take over the streets.

Traditionally held on July 7, this year’s Shitamachi celebration will be Wednesday, July 3  — Monday, July 8. Although you can find the bamboo wish trees at most local shrines and temples, the best way to soak in the festival vibes is to head out to Asakusa’s Kappabashi, where countless vendors and stalls are awaiting you with trinkets and fried foods.

Date

Jul 03 2019 - Jul 08 2019

Time

All of the day

Cost

Free

More Info

Official website

Location

Kappabashi Kitchen Town
3-18-2 Matsugaya Taito Tokyo 110-0036 Japan

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