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Tanabata illumination at Kibune Shrine

July 1 August 15

Every year, there are illuminations from July to mid-August at Kibune Shrine in Kyoto.

Tanabata is a mythical tale of literal star-crossed lovers take place all over Japan. Orihime and Hikoboshi – the lovers – were separated by the Milky Way but are allowed to reunite on July 7th.

The shrine and the area, Tanabata wishes on their bamboo stands are brilliantly lit up.

Kibune Shrine

Address : 180 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto

Lit-up : Sunset to 20:00

Admission : Free

Access : 30-minute walk from Kibune-guchi station on the Eizan Dentetsu Eizan Line