Early
Oct

Kangetsu no Yube: Full Moon Viewing

5:30pm – 9:00pm
¥500 (on the door)

Continuing a tradition that has taken place at Osawa Pond next to Daikakuji since the Heian era, this event gives you the chance to float on a boat in the pond under a clear autumn moon. If the moon is at the right angle, you’ll see a moon in the sky and a counterpart on the still waters of the pond. There will also be a tea ceremony and musical performances.

Boarding tickets for the boats are timed on the hour from 5pm to 8pm are sold in advance (from around 3pm) on the day. Entry costs ¥500 and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. The tea ceremony tickets will cost ¥1,000 yen and include matcha and sweets, and will be sold from 5pm onwards.

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