Takaoka Tanabata Festival

The summer night sky festooned with wish-inscribed strips of paper

  • Tanabata brings colour to the summer night sky

The festival brings colour to the summer night sky as streets are decorated with 1,000 multicoloured Tanabata streamers of various sizes, the largest of which are 20m high. The festival atmosphere is enhanced by the home-made contributions from locals, ranging from negai-tanzaku (strips of paper with wishes written on them) to handmade paper lanterns. The festival offers many enjoyable attractions, such as the street basketball and dance contests in Suehirocho, cafes and live music in Wing Wing Square, and a folk singing competition at Manyo Garden. Why don’t you join in and create some lovely summer memories?

  • The town is also colourfully decorated during the daytime

  • Bearing many wishes

Takaoka Tanabata Festival

Event date 2017/08/01~2017/08/07
Time 18:30-23:00 (Until 20:00 on the 7th)
Place Central shopping district etc
Address City Centre of Takaoka, Toyama
TEL 0766-20-1547 (Takaoka Tanabata Festival Executive Committee)
Price Free
Access 10 minutes by car from the Takaoka Interchange on the Noetsu Expressway
*Please try to use public transport, as traffic restrictions will be in place during the festival period.
Straight outside Takaoka Station (JR Hokuriku Main Line)
Parking Please use the pay car parks in the surrounding area (Approx. 2,000 cars)
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