The Anjo Tanabata Festival

This festival celebrates an event that adds poetic charm to summer. The three-day Anjo Tanabata Festival, with its dreams and romance of a summer night, has been celebrated in early August since 1954. This midsummer night’s dream world is created with two-meter balls, complicated magic tricks, a five-color pennant that flaps in the cool breeze, and other effects.

The festival is held throughout downtown from JR Anjo Station area to Meitetsu’s Minami Anjo Station area. There, magnificent attractions are brought out in succession during the festival, including the Miss Tanabata parade. Over one million tourists visit the area during this three-day event, which, together with Sendai and Hiratsuka, is considered one of the “Three Major Tanabata Festivals of Japan.”

Opening date: The first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in August. (10:00 a.m. Friday to 10:00 p.m. Sunday)

Access: Get off at Anjo Station on the JR Tokaido Line or Minami Anjo Station on the Meitetsu Nishio Line.

Address: 16-1 Sakura-machi, Anjo 446-0041

Inquiries: Anjo Tanabata Festival Cooperation Office (inside the Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Tel: (0566) 76-5175 Fax: (0566) 76-4322