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Koyasan Mandokuyoe (Candle Festival)
Both sides of the approximately 2 km path running from Ichinohashi Bridge to Okunoin Temple are lit with a hundred thousand candles, transforming this pilgrim's road into a river of light. Seeing this stream of pale candlelight floating in the darkness is a glimpse into another world. A symbol of summer for the World Heritage Site Koyasan, Mandokuyoe is a festival that represents an offering to the spirits of the ancestors and to all those spirits who rest at Okunoin.
Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito, Wakayama
Okunoin Temple August 13, 19:00 to 20:30
From 19:00, candles are distributed for free at the reception tent on Okunoin Temple's Ichinohashi Bridge.
Get off the Nankai Koyasan Cable Line at Koyasan Station, catch the Nankai Rinkan Bus, and get off at the “Okunoin-mae” bus stop.
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