Tanabata Matsuri in Fukaya

Japan's popular Star Festival in northern Saitama

By Marsita Yunus    - 1 min read

Fukaya City is a local center in the northern part of Saitama with around 100,000 inhabitants. Its Tanabata Festival, also known as the Fukaya Tanabata Matsuri, originated during the Edo Era. Called the Star Festival in English, this is now the most biggest festival in Fukaya, attracting many tourists from Tokyo and surrounding areas.

Getting there

To get to Fukaya, take the Takasaki Line from Ueno Station or Shonan Shinjuku Line from Yokohama​.

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