Hiroshima Toro Nagashi

6th Aug, 2018
Photo by warabi hatogaya

Each year, on August 6th, candle-lit lanterns are set afloat on the Motoyasu River next to Hiroshima’s A-Bomb Dome in remembrance of deceased ancestors and as a wish for world peace.

The lanterns are on sale from 6am with the lanterns released by hand in the evening in the vicinity of the A-Bomb Dome and Motoyasu Bridge. Organizers warn that due to big crowds, you may have to wait a little while to set your lantern afloat.

Dates: 6th Aug, 2018
Venue: Hiroshima Peace Memorial (A-Bomb Dome)
Entry: Free
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High: 32 ℃Low: 25 ℃
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Closest station(s): Genbaku-Dome-Mae
Use the Japan Rail Pass to get here.
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