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「TANABATA-SCHOOL」Making Sendai Tanabata Decorations

Make your own Tanabata festival decorations inside the Sendai Tanabata Museum!

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

About 1 hour.

Number of Participants



1,500 JPY– (tax included)

Make miniature Tanabata decorations while learning the meaning of each decoration. The Tanabata festival is held all around Japan, but Sendai’s Tanabata festival is the biggest and most famous. Inside the Tanabata Museum you can enjoy the world of Tanabata, often called the “Star Festival,” all year round. Children can also easily create the decorations as Japanese paper is simply folded like origami.

Reservation System:
Reservation is required due to materials preparation.

Make a reservation at the receptionist:
Reservations accepted at the information desk in the cafe on the 1st floor of the Sasakama-kan. Please register at least 20 minutes before the start time.

Time Schedule:
The program takes about 1 hour.
1st session: 11:30~
2nd session: 14:00~

Location: Tanabata Museum

The location is subject to change.
Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a guardian in order to participate.

Experience the magic of Tanabata through this special activity! Make sure to visit the Sasakama-kan located next to the museum to try a hand-grilled sasakamaboko fish cake experience!

Experience Program Name「TANABATA-SCHOOL」Making Sendai Tanabata Decorations
Activity LocationKanezaki Sasakama-kan amusement facility
Time RequiredAbout 1 hour.
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start Time1st session 11:30; 2nd session 14:00~
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants4people
Reservation DeadlineUntil 0:00 of that day
Important notes regarding participationThe location is subject to change.
Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a guardian in order to participate.
Tanabata Decoration Making Experience1,500 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceParticipation fee, materials fee.
What is not included in the priceTransportation costs to/from the meeting location.
Method of PaymentPay in cash or credit card on the day.
Meeting Spot6-65 Tsurushiromachi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 984-0001
Held inside the Tanabata Museum
Meeting TimePlease arrive 10 minutes before the start of the activity.
Access--By Car--
About 5 minute drive from Sendai-Tōbu Road, Sendai East IC.
OR 20-30 minute drive from JR Sendai Station.

--By Public Transportation--
Take the Tozai subway line to “Arai Station.” From there you can walk 25 minutes, or use a bus.

Board the bus bound for "Wakabayashi Gymnasium / Tobu Industrial Area" at bus stop No. 16 at the Arai Station bus pool. Alternatively, board the bus bound for "Okada/Arahama" at bus stop No. 18. In either case, depart at “Oroshi-machi Higashi 5 Chome Kita” bus stop.
Free parking available.
Facility InformationRestrooms. At the Sasakama-kan building located next to the Tanabata Museum, there is a restaurant, shopping, sake bar, experience classroom and art museum.
Barrier-free AccessYes
2 wheelchairs.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese