The final stop on our Tohoku Sandai Matsuri brings us to Miyagi Prefecture to see Sendai City’s Tanabata Festival. Tanabata is an ancient star festival held on the seventh day of the seventh month, however in Sendai and other parts of the country it is held on August 7th in order to coincide with the lunar calendar. While Tanabata festivities are observed throughout the country, Sendai’s is said to be the most spectacular and one of the largest (if not the largest) celebration of them all, with more than half a million people coming every year.
Tokyo (Narita) to Sendai Station , Sendai
7 h 35 min
From 7,700 yen
All listed travel times and costs are approximate.