Noshiro Tanabata Festival “Tenku-no-Fuyajou” (Noshiro, Akita Prefecture)

Japan's tallest castle-shaped lantern parades through the town

The “Tenku-no-Fuyajou” (Lantern Castle in the Sky) is a Tanabata Festival in Noshiro with large lantern floats. The festival was revived in 2013 after a gap of more than a century.

Two large lanterns floats are paraded through the streets of Noshiro: the 17.6-meter-tall Karoku float and the 24.1-meter-tall Chikasue float, the tallest castle-shaped lantern in Japan. 

The splendor of the large colorful lanterns is magnificent and breathtakingly beautiful.

The event is held every year in early August.

General Information

秋田県能代市上町~通町 国道101号線
15-minute walk from JR Noshiro Station
Approx. 15 minutes by car from Noshiro-Minami Interchange and Noshiro-Higashi Interchange (Akita Expressway)
Approx. 45 minutes by car from Odate-Noshiro Airport
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Noshiro Tanabata Festival “Tenku-no-Fuyajou”
Noshiro Tanabata Festival “Tenku-no-Fuyajou”


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