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Lantern walk in March

Lanterns line the roads and alleys for kilometres. Some store open for business. It’s a great... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
DonnieT7
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Lantern Festival to welcome Spring

Takes place along the streets around the Yasaka Shrine every Spring. Lanterns line the lanes and... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
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Mar 27, 2018
“Lantern walk in March”
Sep 3, 2017
“Lantern Festival to welcome Spring”
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Higashiyama Hanatouro is one of Kyoto's most anticipated and celebrated local festivals. Over 2,500 bamboo lanterns light the walking path leading to the foothills of beautiful Higashiyama Mountain by nightfall, illuminating the pathways, temples...more
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Lanterns line the roads and alleys for kilometres. Some store open for business. It’s a great time to walk around after dinner. Great opportunity for night photography. The nearby temples also admit visitors to 9:30pm. These lanterns are a seasonal thing. Please check local guides.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

Takes place along the streets around the Yasaka Shrine every Spring. Lanterns line the lanes and also the paths throughout a nearby park. Electric lighting is very limited to enhance the effect of the lanterns. Some LARGE balloons (think Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) are featured...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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Kschnit
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Looks to be 3/09-3/18 on their website
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Rae K
Chicago, Illinois
Kyoto’s Higashiyama Hanatouro illumination event. (4 Replies)
Has anyone visited the Higashiyama Hanatouro illumination event in March? Any suggestions on how to best enjoy the events, and possibly avoid the crowds? I know there is a lot to see and visit. Thank you.
January 28, 2016|
Response fromRae K|
That's helpful. Thank you!
DannyBoy920
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Higashiyama Hanatouro in spring...? (4 Replies)
The paper lantern and flower festival in the Higashiyama foothills What timeframe does this take place? Are there exact dates?
November 04, 2014|
Response fromDannyBoy920|
Shoot...well, that won't work for me since I am arriving after those dates... :( Thank you though!