This quaint city of Hiratsuka is nestled near the south-eastern shores of Japan. It has a glorious history dating back to the 17th Century, and the city has come a long way in amassing its well-known cultural and traditional values. Known best for hosting the Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival held every year, the city shines bright and is abuzz with many interesting events. The city sure has risen like a phoenix from the ashes after recuperating from the after-maths of the Second World War. With activities galore and a sea-faring legacy, the city has a lot to offer to all its visitors every year.