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Yamaguchi Tanabata Lantern Festival

1. Yamaguchi Tanabata Lantern Festival

A traditional festival continuing for over 500 years and inherited from the O-bon lanterns of the Ouchi Family. Ten thousands of red lanterns cover the streets with magical light and many events are held as well.
On both days of the festival the central shopping street and the street to the station are decorated with ten thousands of red lanterns and and are decorated beautifully like a tunnel of light.
Women and men parade carrying palanquins of lanterns and enliven the streets of Yamaguchi with enthusiasm​.

August 6, 2018~August 7, 2018

Location Yamaguchi City central shopping street / Park Road Yamaguchi Prefecture
Access (1) It is a 5-minute walk from JR Yamaguchi Station

(2) 30 minutes by bus from JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station

(3) 20 minute drive from Chugoku Expressway Ogori IC
Office of Inquiry Yamaguchi City Hometown Festival Executive Committee TEL: 083-932-3456
  • 2. Yamaguchi Tanabata Lantern Festival