Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Oita Tanabata Festival - Oita

The central shopping area in Oita City is decorated with elaborate and colorful Tanabata decorations, delighting passersby. The main stage is the “open space for 480,000 people” and on the first day, dynamically illuminated floats called “Funai Pacchin” in the shape of brave warriors or rising dragons are paraded magnificently through the streets. On the second day, the venue becomes a pedestrian paradise, where visitors can wander wherever they wish and enjoy a variety of events. On the final day, the “Oita Godo News Cooling Fireworks Series Oita Godo News Fireworks Display” is held.

Event Dates Early August every year (tentative)
Event Details Festivals cancelled this year
Official site http://en.visit-oita.jp/event/
Location (venue) “Open space for 480,000 people” and around the central part of the city
Address Chuodori, Oita-shi, Oita
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Region Kyushu
Category Processions and parades, Traditional performing arts

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Jul.13.2020

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