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Tanabata (Star Festival) Bamboo Light-Up at Kifune-Jinja Shrine

From early July to mid-August, visitors to Kifune-jinja Shrine will write their wishes on strips of paper, and tie them to swaying green stalks of bamboo for the Tanabata Star Festival. After sunset, the bamboo will be illuminated, swaying almost magically in soft light. A hand-made craft event will also be held within the main shrine grounds on the following days: July 22 (Mon) - 28 (Sun), and August 6 (Tue) - 12 (Mon, national holiday), 2019.

Date & Time

July 1 (Mon) - August 15 (Thu), 2019
Sunset - around 8:00 p.m. (Open until around 9:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays)

Directions

From Subway Karasuma Line to Kokusaikaikan (Kyoto International Conference Center) Station, take Kyoto Bus to “Kibune-guchi” bus stop, and change buses to go to “Kibune” bus stop

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