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Memorial Service with a Thousand Lanterns

Like the Toribeno area in Higashiyama, the Adashino area in Saga-Arashiyama was historically used as an unofficial funeral ground. A great many stone statues and small stone pagodas have been excavated from within the grounds of Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple, and are now gathered together in one location as a memorial to pray for the souls of the dead left there long ago. During this event, visitors will light votive candles dedicated to the nearly 8,000 stone statues and tiny pagodas, making for a very mystical scene. However, as a part of the 2019 celebrations marking 1,200 years since the temple's opening, lantern memorial services will also be held on November 23rd and 24th.

Date & Time

August 23 (Fri) - August 24 (Sat), 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (When reception closes)

Directions

Kyoto bus to Torii-moto bus stop, then walk 5 minutes

Price

Temple Mountain Entrance Fee (Event Organizer’s Fee): 1,000 yen (Middle school students and older)

Category

Traditional Festivals