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Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival 2024: See a Sky of Lights This Summer!

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The Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival 2024 offers participants the chance to watch in awe as over a thousand brightly glowing lanterns float in the sky. The festival will be held at venues in Kyoto, Aichi, and Fukuoka this July and August.

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The much anticipated Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival will be held in the summer of 2024 at three venues in Kyoto, Aichi (near Nagoya), and Fukuoka. 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, a popular summer event 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 Aichi and Fukuoka 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.

Tanabata Sky Lantern 2024: Event Details

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

The Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival 2024 will be held at three separate venues in Kyoto, Aichi, and Fukuoka as follows:

Venue: Kyoto Prefectural Kizugawa Sports Park
Address: Kyoto, Joyo, Tono, Kitazumi 14-8 Google Map
Schedule: July 13 (Saturday) - July 15 (Monday)

Aichi - Near the Centrair Airport
Venue: Aichi Sky Expo - Aichi International Exhibition Center Exhibition Hall F
Address: Aichi, Tokoname, Centrair 5-10-1 Aichi Sky Expo Hall F Google Map
Schedule: August 9 (Friday) - August 11 (Sunday)

Fukuoka: Kitakyushu City
Venue: West Japan General Exhibition Hall New Building
Address: Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, Asano, Kokurakita 3-8-1 Google Map
Schedule: August 23 (Friday) - August 25 (Sunday)

For details and ticket reservations please check the official website of the event: (*English page available)

Written by Kat
Source: @Press

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