This small but beautiful festival see dozens of lanterns places carefully around the Shrine grounds creating a magical atmosphere. There is traditional entertainment such as music, singing and food stalls to keep you sated during the show. The festival has two days, the Monday will be the Shogun celebration while Tuesday will be the Chengde celebration. You can buy a small lantern to light for the festival for 500yen to add to the glowing gathering around the shrine. It will take place in the evening although no times have been set officially.
For 2020, the festival isn’t strictly canceled, but all the entertainment and food stalls are canceled, so there won’t be much to see.
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