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Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day Adashino-Nenbutsu-ji Temple
Thousands of candles colors the summer night sky over numerous stone images “Sento-Kuyo” candle festival is held on at Adashino-Nenbutsu-ji Temple in Arashiyama Thousands of candles are lit up for the departed buried in Sai-no-kawara, the river styx that is said to be between the pure land and this world. illuminated numerous stone images creating…
Aug 24 – Aug 26 all-day Heijo Palace
The Tenpyo Tanabata Festival is an illumination event combining modern technology and ancient tradition at the World Heritage Heijo Palace Site. It creates a magical scene. Tanabata, a star festival celebrates the story of the lovers who are reunited once a year on July 7. It was originally held around August according to the old…