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★ Higashiyama Hana Touro - Special Night Illumination

Enjoy moonlit beauty of the Higashiyama area!! :)
March 12th (Saturday) to 21st (Monday of Natiional Holiday)
18:00 (light-up starts) - 21:30

Long-awaited one of the famous Kyoto's Night Festivals coming soon!! If you visit Kyoto during this period, don't miss this attractive chance to enjoy such amazing night view under the illuminated sky...
The Lighting and Flower Arrangement Lane display route has been set up in one of the most beautiful and traditional areas in Kyoto, Higashiyama! You would be amazed to be surrounded by those romantic and exotic air in there... each place with different and unique appeal! :)

Access from Kyoto station:
Take Bus (No: 206 or Rakubus 100 at platform D1 or D2)
Get off at Gion or Kiyomizu-michi bus stop

The 4.6-km route will be lined with about 2,400 lanterns and large flower displays will be arranged along the route in a variety of attractive styles.

Here is the Night Illumination Places:
Yasaka Pagoda
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kodai-ji Temple
Entoku-in Temple
Yasaka Jinja Shrine
Maruyama Park--- flower arrangement & bamboo lanterns decoration
Chion-in Temple(Yuzen-en Garden)
Shoren-in Temple

Admission fee is needed to enter in each temple or garden (around 400yen to 600yen), but just strolling in the route and park is for free.

Enjoy trying the japanese outside foodie from lot's of unique food stall along the lanes. Yakisoba, Takoyaki etc... :)
The illumination area is really huge from Shoren-in Temple in the north to all the way to Kiyomizu temple area in the south, so if you have only one night to visit, you need to take the minimized highlight route! Please ask me the map for the directions for highlight route if you're interested! :) Enjoy getting an inside look at Kyoto including secret spots most people don't even know about.

Shoren-in Temple
Yasaka pagoda

If you're lucky you may come across such special lucky attractions, too!! Good Luck!

* Please note: some performances maybe delayed or cancelled due to bad weather or so)

Kitsune no Yomeiri Junko
(Re-creation of traditional wedding parade)
Start : 19:00pm ~ 20:15pm~ (twice a day)
Parade route: Chionin Sanmon entrance → Maruyama park → Chiourakukan → Maruyama Music hall → Entokuin → Shunkouin → Kodaiji temple's south road → Kodaiji

Take Picture with Maiko-san!
Place: Kodaiji temple Park
From : 18:30pm
Only Earliest Visitors of 100 people (ready for queue!!)

Maiko Dancing performance
(offering to Yasaka shrine)
Place: Yasaka shrine stage
Date: 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd
From : 18:00pm ~ 18:30pm~ (twice a day)

These romantic, relaxing evening and nighttime stroll will be the perfect addition to your Kyoto travel memories... :)

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Drop your Luggages at Kyoto Station!!
Kyoto Itinerary (sorry, now in the rennovation)
"Must to Visit" Nijo castle, Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji, Shijo Karasuma Shopping area, Kiyomizudera,Gion
"Must to Visit" <2nd Day> Arashiyama, Tenryu-ji, Bamboo Forest, Togetsu-bridge, Heianjingu shrine.
"Must to Visit" <3rd Day> Ginkakuji, Philosopher's Path, Nanzenji, Shorenin, Chion-in, Maruyama-Park
"Must to Visit" <4th Day> Fushimi Inari & Nara area
Kyoto Tour by Bicycle!
What to do after Sunset
"Must to Visit" <4th Day> Kyoto Night Cruise (Yoru Bus) Bus Tour
Suberbs of Kyoto
Boat Tours down Hozu River
Boat Tour Movie
Kibune area, Kawadoko Kaiseki Cuisine on the River! (summer)
Takao area, Kawadoko Dinner with Maiko (spring and autumn)
Dinner Retaurants
Twilight Pontocho or Kamogawa Riverbank Dining (summer)Okonomiyaki (at Downtown)
● Okonomiyaki (at Kinkakuji area)
● Kobe Beef
Kyoto Sweets
Kyoto Famous Flavor, What is Matcha?
Kakigoori (Shaved Ice)
Souvenir Tips
Recommend Kyoto Souvenir Gallery 1
Recommend Kyoto Souvenir Gallery 2
Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat)
Shichimi Spice
Astro Boy Museum
Japanese Wooden Doll, Kokeshi
How to Wear Yukata
Tea Ceremony
Tea Ceremony Experience
Matcha (Powdered Green Tea) History
Meet Maiko
Winter Gion - Tea Party with Maiko only by One Coin!
Maiko Dance Performance Every Sundays
Meet and Chat with Maiko on Weekends & National HolidaysKawadoko Dinner with Maiko
Maiko Dancing Movie (Gion Higashi Kouta Music)
Funaoka Onsen, Special Public Bath
Kurama Onsen, Houroku-yu
Plum Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Higashiyama Hana Touro Illumination
Kiyomizu Temple, Blue Dragon Dancing
Yabusame-Shinji (Archery on Horseback)
Aoi Festival Parade
Iris/Azalea Viewing
Bonfires, Daimonji Yaki Festival
Ancient Princess Parade (at Arashiyama)
Arashiyama Hana Touro Illumination
Spring Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
Hirano Shrine
Daigoji Temple
Omuro Ninna-ji (World Heritage)
Winter Special
Public Viewing 2009 (Toji, Chionin etc...)
Night Light-Up
What is Autumn Colors
Shoren-in Temple Night Illumination
Try "Omikuji" ! Enjoy reading your fortune

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