Sendai Tanabata Festival is the one of the largest and most famous tanabata celebrations in Japan. It is held every year from August 6 to August 8. It is one of the three Tohoku’s great summer festivals with are  Aomori Nebuta Matsuri and Akita Kanto Matsuri.

During the festival, the entire city is filled with colorful Tanabata (Evening of the seventh) decorations. The festival is visited by more than two million tourists every year.

There is also a firework festival on August 5, 2019.

Event Information


Event DateAugust 6 to 8, 2019
VenueCentral Sendai and neighboring shopping districts
Access2 min walk from Sendai Station (Tōhoku Shinkansen)
8 min walk from Miyagino-dori Station (Tōzai Line / Namboku Line)
15 min walk from Hirose-dōri Station (Namboku Line)
AdmissionFree

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