Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Nara To-kae - Nara

The Nara To-kae is a traditional summer event in which candles are used to illuminate the prayers of everyone who visits Nara. These candles are set up around World Heritage sites, places where time seems to move at a slow and relaxed pace.
Approximately 20,000 candles are used to illuminate eight sites each night. Walk around each site. Take them in. Light candles for yourself. We hope you will look forward to this opportunity to create new and wonderful memories.

Event Dates Early August - Mid-August every year (tentative)
Event Details August 5 to 14, 2022
The event may be held on a smaller scale or cancelled depending on the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
*Please see the official website for details.
Location (venue) The Nara Park area
Address Kasugano-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
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Region Kinki
Category Illumination, ライトアップ

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: May.16.2022

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