Wed, Aug
15

Man-Tokuyo

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Trabslating as 10,000 memorial lights, this event has 10,000 candles lighting up 2,500 lanterns as part of the traditional Bon festival. Held at temples across Japan, Todaiji is a particularly impressive event as the temple window is open so the Buddha’s face can be seen looking out to the night sky. Entry to the temple costs 600 yen.

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