Gozan-no-Okuribi festival
Gozan-no-Okuribi festival
Gozan-no-Okuribi festival
Gozan-no-Okuribi festival
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Aug. Night

This traditional festival is held in Kyoto on August 16th every year during the Obon period. Bonfires are set on each of the 5 mountains surrounding Kyoto, two in the shapes of the Japanese character for ”big”, and one each in the shapes of a boat, a shrine gate, and the characters for ”wondrous teaching of Buddha”. The Obon bonfires are said to redeliver the souls of deceased ancestors to the afterlife.

  • Address

    Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

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  • Entry fee

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  • Opening Hours

    Set on fire at 20:00 on 16th August.

  • Closed

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  • Website

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  • Best Season

    Aug.

  • Point

    Bonfires are set for about 30 minutes. It is difficult to see all of the fires from one point, and people watch them from various places in Kyoto.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    Get off at JR "Kyoto Station"

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