Must-see “Bonfire Festival” and “Summer Lights” after Gion festival

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Did you enjoy Gion Festival last month?

Eventful Kyoto summer is not over yet.
Come check out the famous bonfire festival and summer lights!

Summer Lights

1. Kodaiji Temple

Schedule: August 1st to 18th, 2018
Open: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fee: 600 yen
Official HP: http://www.kodaiji.com/e_index.html

2. Kifune Shrine

Schedule: July 1st to August 15th, 2018
Open: From the sunset to 8:00 p.m.
Fee: Free
Official HP: http://kifunejinja.jp/tanabata2018/index.html

3. Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Schedule: August 4th to 16th, 2018
Open: From the sunset to 9:00 p.m.
Fee: Free
Official HP: http://kitanotenmangu.or.jp/top_en.php

4. Kiyomizudera Temple

Schedule: August 14th to 16th, 2018
Open: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fee: 400 yen
Official HP: http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/en/

5. Shimogamo Shrine

Schedule: August 17th to September 2nd, 2018
Open: 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fee: 1,000 yen on weekdays, 1,200yen on weekends
Official HP: https://www.teamlab.art/e/shimogamo-lightfestival2018/

Bonfire Festival

“Gozan no Okuribi”, or “Daimonji” bonfire festival, is a famous summer tradition in Japan. As a religious ritual of the Obon festival on August 16,  five gigantic kanji characters and symbols are written with bonfires on mountains in Kyoto city.

Don’t hesitate to share your memory of summer night on the comment below!

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