This annual event in 2021 is canceled due to Covid-19.
During the festival, the street will be decorated with bamboos with colorful wishing paper, and various folk arts will be performed there on the weekend.
Kappabashi Street is a shopping street with many stores handling cooking utensils from cooking pots, Hocho knives, Ramen bowls to food replica. Being close to Asakusa, the most popular tourist spot in Tokyo, many tourists also visit Kappabashi.
Tanabata Matsuri Festival
Date: July 4th(Thu) - 8th(Mon) 2019
Location: Kappabashi Shopping Street in the town between Asakusa and Ueno, Tokyo
12 min walk from Kaminarimon Gate of Sensoji Temple.
5-min walk from JR Ueno Station (Asakusa-guchi Exit)
5-min walk from Iriya Subway Station(H18) on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya-sen Line
5-min walk from Tawaramachi(G18) or Inaricho(G17) Subway Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza-sen Line
3-min walk from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express Line
Official website (Japanese website)
Kappabashi Street http://www.kappabashi.or.jp
Google Maps: Kappabashi