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Anjo-City Anjo Tanabata Star Festival
(Anjo Tanabata Matsuri)

Date : 08/05/2022, 08/06/2022, 08/07/2022

  • Anjo Tanabata Star Festival (Anjo Tanabata Matsuri)
  • Anjo Tanabata Star Festival (Anjo Tanabata Matsuri)
  • Anjo Tanabata Star Festival (Anjo Tanabata Matsuri)
  • Anjo Tanabata Star Festival (Anjo Tanabata Matsuri)
  • Anjo Tanabata Star Festival (Anjo Tanabata Matsuri)

For three days in early August the downtown area around JR Anjo Station thrives with Anjo-City's Star Festival. Music and dance stage performances, a marching parade by preschool to high school age local children, events with local idols and characters and lots more are carried out over three days. The place is crowded with over a million visitors from the surrounding regions during the festival.

The concept of this year's Anjo Tanabata Star Festival is "One for All."

The festival aims to be the county's number one: the most "tanzaku" votive paper strips, the longest street with bamboo decorations, and the largest number of star festival events. The official character KIIBOU is a wish fairy. Come and hang your own "tanzaku" in Anjo!

Full of places to see - one day may not be enough to see it all!

Numerous events are held during the festival at the Negaigoto Hiroba (Wish Square) Main Stage and other venues here and there. Other things to see include parades, dance events, "Obon-Odori" dances: it's so difficult to choose which ones to join!

Anjo Tanabata Goodwill Ambassadors enhance the festival

Anjo Tanabata “Star” Festival

Five Anjo Tanabata Goodwill Ambassadresses are selected in an audition to liven up the various events during the three days of the festival. Look forward to seeing these charming ladies dressed in traditional Japanese clothing!


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Date : August 5 (Friday) to 7 (Sunday), 2022
Holding time : 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Place : Downtown area around JR Anjo Station
Location : 〒446-0032
1-1 Miyukihommachi, Anjo-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Downtown area around JR Anjo Station)
Fee : Free
Parking : Available, 3,500 free parking spaces, 600 paid parking spaces; Parking facilities near JR Anjo Station become seriously congested during the event, guests are encouraged to use the parking facilities near JR Mikawa-Anjo Station and direct themselves to the venue by using the train (2 min. ride).
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0566-76-5175 (Anjo Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    Just a brief walk from Anjo Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line, or;
    5 min. walk northwestwards from Minami-Anjo Station of the Meitetsu Nishio Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 20 min. (9km) southeastwards from Toyoake I.C. of the Isewangan Expressway via Route 1.
    Approx. 30 min. (11km) southwards from Toyota I.C. of the Tomei Expressway via routes 155, 56, and 12.
    *: Please use the parking lots distant from the main venue and use the free shuttle buses.
    *: Parking lots also available near Mikawa-Anjo Station.

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