kibune tanabata
July 1, 2019 – August 15, 2019 all-day
Kibune Shrine

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)

Admission : Free

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

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