A melancholy and sombre festival, the Uneme is also one of the most beautiful in Japan as lantern-lit boats glide across the Sarusawa Lake. Held in memory of Uneme, a court lady spurned by the Emperor and who drowned herself in the lake soon after. A procession of locals in full costume moves from JR Nara Station to the pond where a highly decorated dragon boat floats across the pond, making offerings to Uneme.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.
Official site ⚠️ Link in Japanese
- 1.9 km from Kintetsu Nara Station Kintetsu Nara Line (A28)
- 2.7 km from Nara Station Yamatoji Line (Q36)Nara Line (D21)
Typical weather at this time:
High: 29 ºC Low: 21 ºC