Hikone Tanabata Festival
- Early August
- Shopping street of Ginza, Chuo, Noborimachi and Hashimoto
Hikone Tanabata Festival is one of the leading summer festivals in Hikone. It is as well known as Hikone Great Firework Festival, Hikone Manto-Nagashi (Buddhist lantern festival) and Hikone-Bayashi Whole Dance Competition. .
Every shopping street of Ginza, Chuo, Noborimachi Green and Hashimoto is decorated with brightly colored streamers and this creates an exciting atmosphere of Tanabata Festival.