Oct. 24, 2019 UPDATE

Higashiyama Hanatoro

- 東山花灯路 -
Traveler Friendly
The signs at the event have English on them and there are some English-speaking volunteers, but most of the staff can only speak Japanese. You can get English flyers at the information points.
Information
English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese official website
Languages spoken
Japanese only
PeriodMarch 6th-15th, 2020
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Oct. 24, 2019 UPDATE

Higashiyama Hanatoro

- 東山花灯路 -
Traveler Friendly
The signs at the event have English on them and there are some English-speaking volunteers, but most of the staff can only speak Japanese. You can get English flyers at the information points.
Information
English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese official website
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1447 19 --- 0 reviews
PeriodMarch 6th-15th, 2020
Story & Recommendation
Higashiyama area and the temples are illuminated by lanterns in March
Higashiyama Hanatoro (also written Hanatouro) is one of the two Hanatoro events held in Kyoto every year; the other one being Arashiyama Hanatoro in December. There is really a lot to see at Higashiyama Hanatoro, from dancing apprentice geishas to the mysterious fox’s wedding procession (more about this later), to temples like Kiyomizu-dera and Shoren-in bathed in light. Higashiyama Hanatoro is held in the Higashiyama area in the beginning of March from 6th to 15th, and while it should still be a bit early for sakura cherry blossoms but you should be able to see plum blossoms. The event is a chance for you to see Kyoto in a new light – with a lot less light, one could also say. Walk in the narrow streets of Higashiyama and hope that an apprentice geisha, maiko, comes by, or just go see the maiko dance at Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple where you are guaranteed to see them! ▼Click here for Writer's Blog https://sharing-kyoto.com/Blog/b_higashiyamahanatoro
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Event time
6 pm to 9:30 pm
Cancellations
Rain or Shine
Price range
You are free to stroll around, but have to pay an entrance fee to enter the temples
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