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

Date : 08/04/2023, 08/05/2023, 08/06/2023

  • Anjo Tanabata Star Festival
  • Anjo Tanabata Star Festival
  • Anjo Tanabata Star Festival
  • Anjo Tanabata Star Festival
  • Anjo Tanabata Star Festival

"The most wishes in Japan"

The Anjo Tanabata Star Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

Anjo's Tanabata Star Festival is known for its nearly 2-km-long "Takekazari [Bamboo Decorations] Street", said to be the longest in Japan. The festival takes place in the shopping district around JR Anjo Station on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of August.

In 2023, it will be held on the same scale as before the pandemic, heralding the theme "Let's get together, everyone—It's August!"

Not only Anjo citizens but many tourists from the surrounding area all participate in creating the cool atmosphere of bamboo ornaments decorating the streets. Writing your wish on a vertical slip of paper and adding it to a piece of bamboo is the typical Tanabata Star Festival custom. What's not so typical is the fact that, like with the world record it set in 2013, Anjo takes in incalcuable wishes. See if you can't help create a new world record in 2023!


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Date : Fri, Aug 4–Sun, Aug 6, 2023
Holding time : 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Place : Downtown area around JR Anjo Station
Location : 〒446-0032
1-1 Miyuki Hon-machi, Anjo-shi, Aichi (Downtown area around JR Anjo Station)
Parking : Available
• Parking facilities near JR Anjo Station are expected to experience major congestion. Event-goers are encouraged to use the parking facilities near JR Mikawa-Anjo Station and take the train to JR Anjo Station—the next station and a mere 2-min. train ride.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0566-76-5175 (Anjo Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    • A brief walk from Anjo Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line.
    • 5-min. walk northwest from Minami Anjo Station on the Meitetsu Nishio Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    • Approx. 20 min. (9 km) southeast from Toyoake Interchange on the Isewangan Expressway via Route 1.
    • Approx. 30 min. (11 km) south from Toyota Interchange on the Tomei Expressway via Routes 155, 56, and 12.

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