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CANCELLED Fukaya Tanabata Festival 2020

July 10, 2020 @ 10:00 July 12, 2020 @ 21:00

Fukaya Tanabata Festival – also known as the Fukaya Star Festival. The 2020 Fukaya Tanabata Festival was scheduled to take place from Friday July 10th until Sunday July 12th. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak the festival was cancelled. 

About 200,000 spectators from Saitama, Tokyo and even further afield, descend on Fukaya to witness the magnificent colours of thousands of tanabata streamers.  There are different highlights for each day of the 3 weekend celebration of Tanabata. Usually there are about 250 festival stalls selling traditional festival food and drink, as well as some with festival games.

On the Friday the festival starts from 3 pm, but Saturday and Sunday it starts from 10 am. It runs until about 9 pm each night.

Like most of Saitama’s summer festivals, this event has no entry or participation fee.

Fukaya tanabata festival
Image from the Fukaya Tourism website

Fukaya Tanabata Festival Access

The Fukaya Tanabata festival takes place close to Fukaya Station on the JR Takasaki Line on Naka cho, Honjo machi, and Inari cho.

They advise to come by public transport where possible, but there are some car parks available if you come by car. You can park at the city hall and Fukaya for free plus there are also a number of coin parking lots near the main festival area.

Flyer from the official website:

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Other annual festivals in Fukaya:



July 10 @ 10:00
July 12 @ 21:00
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Fukaya City Hall

Nakachō, 11−1
Fukaya , Saitama 〒366-0822 Japan
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