A photo of Daiun-in Gionkaku, courtesy of Kyoto Hanatouro Promotion Council
At Higashiyama area in Kyoto, Kiyomizudera Temple, which is one of World Cultural Heritage sites, national treasures, Important Cultural Properties and other beautiful traditional structures are well preserved.
Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro was first held on March, 2003. This night event is a fantastic illumination in Higashiyama area, and it aims at a new early spring tradition. Streets with warm lights surely move people to stroll.
From December, 2015, Arashiyama Hanatouro has been held annually in Saga area and Arashiyama area.
During the event, temples and shrines in Higashiyama area are lit up and have special viewings.
【Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro 2015】
Period: March 6-March 15, 2015
Illumination Hours: 18:00～21:30 ※No postponement for rain
Contact: 075-212-8173 (on weekdays/10:00～18:00)
Official Website: http://www.hanatouro.jp
Note: Please use public transportation when coming to Hanatouro.