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Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival 2022: See a Sky of Lights This Summer!

The Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival offers participants the chance to watch in awe as over a thousand brightly glowing lanterns float in the sky. The festival will be held in venues in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Kobe this July and August.


The much anticipated Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival will be held in the summer of 2022 at three venues in Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto. At its fourth edition this year, the event will feature the release of over a thousand stunning, glowing orange sky lanterns.

The Sky Lantern Festival - A Hauntingly Beautiful Scene of Floating Lights

Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival 2022; See a Sky of Lights This Summer

Drawing inspiration from other floating lantern celebrations, the first Sky Lantern Festival was held in Japan in 2017 as an exciting way to celebrate the colorful Tanabata Festival, also known as the Star Festival. Since then, many visitors have been mesmerized by the magical sight of countless floating orange lanterns lighting up the summer night.

The events in Tokyo and Kobe will take place indoors, allowing visitors to enjoy the lanterns regardless of weather conditions. The Kyoto event will be held outside, where spectators will be dazzled by the floating lanterns in a large open space.

The events will be full-scale summer festivals and will include fairs offering food as well as live performances.

Event Details

Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival 2022: See a Sky of Lights This Summer!

The Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival 2022 will be held at three separate venues in Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto as follows:

Venue: Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Sankaku Hiroba
Address: Tokyo, Shinjuku, Nishi-Shinjuku 2-6-1
Schedule: July 22 (Friday) - July 24 (Sunday)

Venue: Kobe International Exhibition Hall (Building 2)
Address: Hyogo, Kobe, Chuo Ward, Minatojima Nakamachi 6-11-1
Schedule: August 12 (Friday) - August 14 (Sunday)

Venue: Kyoto Prefectural Kizugawa Sports Park
Address: Kyoto, Joyo, Tono, Kitazumi 14-8
Schedule: August 26 (Friday) - August 28 (Sunday)

For details and ticket reservations please check the official website of the event: (Japanese)

Written by Kat
Source: @Press

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