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Star Festival Festival holding summary

 Photograph of daytime state in Star Festival Festival meeting placePhotograph of 1,000 Star Festival Festival paradesPhotograph of night state in Star Festival Festival meeting place

 Star Festival Festival began based on legend of Chinese Altair woman weaver and was informed by Japan as the Star Festival. It was inherited during life of the capital led by beginning Imperial Court noble, and it was manners and customs to pray for progress of calligraphy and the accomplishment of love. We took this up in annual function, and the Edo Shogunate became manners and customs of samurai family and came to gradually spread to general public and continued up to the present day as Star Festival Festival with characteristic by each area.

 Star Festival Festival of hiratsuka was begun as after the war commercial promotion plan, and there is characteristic in magnificence of Star Festival decoration which asks Japan's most, and is broken supported by active commerce. In "Shonan star mall which is approximately 500 particularly main meeting place in center of commerce," gorgeous decorations fill up street. There is large decoration more than 10m, and took in fashion such as athlete or popular animal, character playing an active part, decorating is big characteristic among them. Various entertainments are developed, and parades develop as summer feature on behalf of Japan commencing with contest of Star Festival decoration during period. Furthermore, Shonan hiratsuka Vega chosen in selection heaps up festival by various events such as parade or visit out of city still more during Star Festival Festival period.



The 66th Shonan hiratsuka Star Festival Festival

The date

From Friday, July 8, 2016 (Heisei 28) to Sunday, July 10

The site

Whole city around JR Hiratsuka Station north exit mall
(〒 254-0043 Beniyacho, Hiratsuka-shi, akasityou play a key role.)

Holding time

Closing a shop of lights out and stall of Star Festival decoration 9:00 p.m. (on the last day until 8:00 p.m.)


Free of charge


JR Hiratsuka Station north exit drop off walk two minutes
 It is approximately 60 minutes by ... JR Tokaido Main Line from Tokyo Station.
 It is approximately 65 minutes by ... JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line from Shinjuku Station
Odakyu Line
 It is approximately 40 minutes by ... shin*chu bus from Hon-Atsugi Station


<Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway ⇒ new Shonan bypass>
Chigasaki Beach IC getting off
Yanagishima intersection right turn (to National highway No. 134)
Takahamadai intersection right turn (to National highway No. 129)
Yuuhigaoka pedestrian bridge right turn
Sagami River riverbed free of charge parking lot

<the Tomei Expressway>
It is approximately 30 minutes from Atsugi IC

Odawara-Atsugi Expressway>
It is approximately 20 minutes from hiratsuka IC

Parking lot We are going to establish free parking lot in Sagami River riverbed (the hiratsuka bicycle race track east side)
We operate shuttle bus to the Hiratsuka Station south exit (adult one way 100 yen, child 50 yen)
Please use public transport as much as possible.
Reference  Shonan hiratsuka Star Festival Festival executive committee 
(the secretariat: Hiratsuka-shi government office commerce Tourism Division)
Telephone 0463-35-8107 Fax 0463-35-8125 

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The 66th Shonan hiratsuka Star Festival Festival official homepage

The 66th Shonan hiratsuka Star Festival Festival official homepage (external link)

Request from Star Festival Festival executive committee

  • Let's take garbage which we brought in home with us without throwing away.
  • Clean box is comprised in the meeting place every classification (burning, bottle, can, plastic bottle). You separate garbage, and please throw away in appointed place.
  • For restraint, energy saving of discharge of exhaust gas, please use public transport on arrival.

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Commercial Tourism Division

〒It is Government building Building No. 2 the first floor for 254-8686 2-14, Toyoharacho, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa Toyohara

Main phone number: 0463-23-1111 direct telephone call number: 0463-35-8107

Fax number: 0463-35-8125

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