Star Festival at Fukuoka Tower

START: Jun 17, 2016 END: Jul 7, 2016

Tanabata season is upon us – the time when we celebrate the long-distance love of deities Orihime and Hikoboshi, who are separated by the Milky Way except for one day of the year, Jul. 7. Fukuoka Tower is hosting numerous events to coincide with this special time.

Tanabata Fukuoka Tower

Milky Way Illumination
From Jun. 17 (Fri.) to Jul. 7 (Thu.), Fukuoka Tower is decorated by a special milky way design.

Heart Illumination
To celebrate the big reunion of Orihime and Hikoboshi, special five-minute-long illuminations are shown on Jul. 7 (Thu.) (20:00~, 21:00~, 22:00~). An angel shoots a heart with a bow an arrow, and it explodes into many little hearts.

Make a Wish Tree
At the fifth floor observation room (top floor, 123 m high), visitors can write their wishes on a piece of paper (a tanzaku) and tie it on a bamboo tree – all of these wishes will then be dedicated at Kamado Jinja Shrine (many pray there for match-making and marriage). Available from Jun. 17 (Fri) to Jul. 7 (Thu.).

Long Distance Relationship Discount
Couples in a long distance relationship (must live in different prefecture or further, must provide proof of addresses) can get a discount from Jun. 17 (Fri) to Jul. 7 (Thu.). Two adult tickets would usually cost ¥1,600, but with this deal cost only ¥1,000.

Tanabata Festival
At the plaza in front of Fukuoka Tower from Jul. 5 (Tue.) to Jul. 7 (Thu.), visitors can enjoy yakitori, candied apples, goldfish scooping and so on. There will also be a live performance on Jul. 7 (Thu.).

Yukata and Jinbei Discount
Visit the Fukuoka Tower observation tower wearing a yukata or jinbei and your ticket will be half price. Valid from Jul. 5 (Tue.) to Jul. 7 (Thu.).

• 6/17 (Fri.) ~ 7/7 (Thu.)
• Timings vary
• Fukuoka Tower
• 2-3-26 Momochihama, Sawara-ku
• 092-823-0234

Published: Jun 15, 2016 / Last Updated: Jul 11, 2016

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