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Kodai-ji Temple Tomyo-e

高台寺 燈明会
Area East area
Category Festival

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After the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi who once ruled over Japan, his wife established Koudai-ji Temple to pray for his happiness in the next world. The grounds are lit up from 8/1 to the anniversary of his dead on 8/18 in remembrance of Hideyoshi. Every year, Buddhist paper lanterns are displayed publicly on the grounds, and there are also events carried out such as concerts. In the stillness of the night, the lit up pond, bamboo thicket, garden and culturally important buildings on the grounds bring about a refreshing and magical atmosphere. How about going to see it when you are visiting Kyoto?

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You will experience the refreshing atmosphere of the light from about 900 paper lanterns decorating the road to the temple.

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Towards Koudai Temple wrapped in a magical light.

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The garden illuminated in the silence. You can't help but gaze at it.

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Well-known structures such as Kaisan-do Hall and Kangetsudai (moon-viewing pavilion) are also lit up.

Address 526 Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, 605-0825, Japan
京都府京都市東山区下河原町526
Tel 075-561-9966
Open 8/1 - 8/18 - 9:30p.m.
Admission 600yen - Adult
250yen - High School and Junior High School Students
URL http://www.kodaiji.com/e_index.html
Access 5 minute walk from City Bus Stop Higashiyama-Yasui
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