Maebashi Tanabata Festival
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Maebashi Tanabata Festival


Last updated: April 23, 2021

Maebashi gets decorated with colorful streamers

Tanabata is an annual summer festival practiced around Japan that features colorful decorations hung on bamboo in hope of good fortune. Maebashi holds one of the region's largest Tanabata celebrations, in which more than 650 streamers are hung in the downtown area.

Hundreds of stalls line the streets, with many serving local specialties like yakimanju—soft buns coated in a rich, sweet and salty miso sauce, and grilled. Other booths offer games that are popular with children.


April 23, 2021

In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), this event has been canceled for 2020.

Basic Information


Chiyoda-machi, Maebashi


About 10 minutes on foot from Maebashi Station

About 20 minutes by car from Maebashi IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway


July 10–12, 2020

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