daikaku-ji
When:
September 22, 2018 – September 24, 2018 all-day
2018-09-22T00:00:00+09:00
2018-09-25T00:00:00+09:00
Where:
Daikaku-ji Temple

Moon-viewing festival started when Emperor Saga floated a boat on the Osawa-no-ike Pond on the night of the full moon nearest the Autumn Equinox, and had a party. Visitors can see both the brilliant full moon in the night sky and the reflection on the pond.

Buddhist service under the moon is held from 18:30 to 19:00 during the term.

Japanese flute, koto and biwa music can be heard from a nearby hall.


Hours : 17:00 to 21:00

Visitors can enjoy viewing the moon from a boat (1000 yen with some green tea. No pre-ordered tickets available) : leaving from 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00

Location : Daikaku-ji Temple

Admission : 500 yen

Access : 15-minute walk from Saga-Arashiyama station on the JR Sagano Line