If you are wondering where to experience Tanabata, Osaka’s Shitenno-ji temple would be a great choice. Every year, the temple grounds are filled with people of all ages attaching their wishes to the large bamboo display, eating summer festival fare – takoyaki, baby castella, fried noodles, shaved ice – and enjoying a drink or two.
The Tanabata decorations and the colorful bamboo tunnel of wishes will be lit up in the night.
Date : 6 JUL to 8 JUL
Lit up : 19:00 to 24:00
Fee : Free
Access : Shitennoiji-mae Yuhigaoka station on the Tanimachi subway line. Exit 4. Head down the alleyway next to the doughnut shop. 5 minutes on foot.