Kangetsu no Yube: Kyoto Full Moon Viewing

5:30pm – 9:00pm
¥500 (on the door)

Continuing a tradition that has taken place at Osawa Pond next to Daikakuji in Kyoto since the Heian era, this event gives you the chance to float on a boat in the pond under a clear autumn moon. At the right angle, you’ll see the moon in the sky and its counterpart on the still waters of the pond.


Boarding tickets for the boats are timed on the hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. are sold in advance (from around 3 p.m.) on the day. Entry costs ¥500 and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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