Koyasan Mandokuyoe (Candle Festival)
Koyasan Mandokuyoe (Candle Festival)
Koyasan Mandokuyoe (Candle Festival) 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.

  • Address

    Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito, Wakayama

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  • Entry fee


  • Opening Hours

    Okunoin Temple August 13, 19:00 to 20:30

  • Closed


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  • Best Season


  • Point

    From 19:00, candles are distributed for free at the reception tent on Okunoin Temple's Ichinohashi Bridge.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    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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