Kanagawa: Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Matsuri

Star Festival of the area. Main streets of the city are decorated with Tanabata ornaments and strips of rainbow-colored paper. Various events are scheduled during the festival period.

Schedule & Key events:
● July 7
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sennin odori, parade of a thousand of folk dancers
● July 8
10:30 a.m.-noon Miss Orihime (Beauty Queens) parade
● July 9
from 9:30 a.m.: Folk performing arts on Tanabata stage
from 10 a.m.: Tanabata wedding parade

Location: Hiratsuka, Kanagawa

JR Tokaido Honsen Line to Hiratsuka Station (North Exit), and then walk 2 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.