Nov. 18, 2019 UPDATE

Arashiyama Hanatouro

- 嵐山花灯路 -
Traveler Friendly
As this is an extremely famous event representative of winter in Kyoto, there are very large numbers of tourists. There are also information centers at places such as Nakanoshima Park. Student volunteers, who are attending universities specializing in foreign languages, are stationed at information areas to help you. Each information area also has leaflets written in English, so feel free to visit one if you need any help.
Information
English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese official website are available.
Languages spoken
Japanese only
PeriodDecember 13th-22th, 2019
VenueSaga/Arashiyama District
1980 12 --- 0 reviews
Nov. 18, 2019 UPDATE

Arashiyama Hanatouro

- 嵐山花灯路 -
Traveler Friendly
As this is an extremely famous event representative of winter in Kyoto, there are very large numbers of tourists. There are also information centers at places such as Nakanoshima Park. Student volunteers, who are attending universities specializing in foreign languages, are stationed at information areas to help you. Each information area also has leaflets written in English, so feel free to visit one if you need any help.
Information
English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese official website are available.
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1980 12 --- 0 reviews
PeriodDecember 13th-22th, 2019
VenueSaga/Arashiyama District
Story & Recommendation
The lanterns and flowers that color Arashiyama at night
In Kyoto, an event known as Hanatouro is held in Arashiyama each December, and in Higashiyama each March. At the event, a number of streets, temples, shrines and natural landscapes brimming with Kyoto's characteristic historical atmosphere are beautifully illuminated. At the Hanatouro event held in December, the Arashiyama area is colored by the glow of andon (A small lantern made from bamboo and plastic) and beautiful ikebana flower arrangements, much to the enjoyment of visiting tourists. Although the magnificent natural beauty of Arashiyama is wonderful by day, a visit to the area on a winter's night also has a charm that is highly recommended. There will be various festivities held throughout the Saga-Arashiyama area during the 10 days of the event. The Bamboo Forest Walkway—famous for its tall bamboo forest—and Togetsu-kyo Bridge are illuminated, allowing you to experience enchanting scenery that is somewhat different from that of the daytime. The Akari to Hana no Michi (Light and Blossoms Pathway)—decorated by andon and ikebana—is also a highlight. Other events are staged in addition to these illuminations, such as special nighttime visits to shrines in the Arashiyama area (Nonomiya Jinja Shrine, Jojakko-ji Temple, etc.) and participatory events. Arashiyama Hanatouro is regarded as a feature of winter in Kyoto and is loved by tourists and locals alike. Please come along and enjoy winter in Kyoto to the full! ▼Click here for Writer's Blog https://sharing-kyoto.com/Blog/b_hanatoro
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Event time
pm 5:00 ~ pm 8:30
Cancellations
Rain or Shine
Price range
Freely stroll around (separate fees are applicable for visits, etc.)
Credit cards
Not accepted
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