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.
Location : Kibune Shrine Lit up : 18：00 to 20：00 (Weekends 18:00 to 21:00) Fee : Free Access : 30-minute walk from Kibune-guchi station on the Eizan Dentetsu Eizan Line