Site List

Horikawa Site

Dates August 5 (Sat) to 11 (Fri, holiday),2017
Illumination Hours 7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Location Area around Horikawa River Walking Path (Thevicinity of Oike Dori to Ichijo Modoribashi Bridge)
* During the event period the Walking Path will beone-way (to the north) only.

The Horikawa River Walking Path is transformed into a fantasy world through such attractions as the “Illuminated Milky Way,” which is a recreation of the Milky Way filling the night sky, and “Illuminated Yuzen-nagashi,” which uses light in its presentation floating on the water’s surface.
Host: Kyo-no-Tanabata Star Festival Executive Committee

Kamogawa Site

Dates August 5 (Sat) to 11 (Fri, holiday),2017
Illumination Hours 7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Location Area around the Kamogawa River (Bukkoji Dori to Oike Dori)

Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki ceramics, as well as wind chimes made using the traditional techniques of Kyoto Buddhist altar fittings, are placed in a bamboo basket and illuminated with LED to create “wind chime lanterns.” Special strips of paper with wishes written on them are hung, and LED lighting decorates the glamorous “Walkway of Bamboo and Light,” combining with the babbling sound of the Kamogawa River to create a world of fantasy.
Host: Kyo-no-Tanabata Star Festival Executive Committee

Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo) Site

Dates August 2 (Wed) to 14 (Mon),2017
Illumination Hours 7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. (Doors close at 9:00 P.M.)
Location Inside the World Heritage former detached palace Nijo Castle
*Castle admission fee required

Nijo Castle – Illumination of Higashi Ote-mon Gate (an Important Cultural Property) to commemorate completion of restoration work, illumination of the garden Ninomaru Tei-en (a Special Place of Scenic Beauty), and other events.

Host: Nijo Castle Summer Light-up Committee

Umekoji Park Site

Dates August 4 (Fri) to 13 (Sun),2017
Illumination Hours 7:00 P.M to 10:00 P.M
Location Umekoji Park

Umekoji Park at Night – Waterside illumination depicting the lush green of summer and fireflies glowing on a summer evening. These and other presentations show Umekoji Park in a light very different from daytime. Gourmet events and various family-oriented events are also planned.

Host: Kyoto-Umekoji Connecting Everyone Project
Illumination design supervision: Lighting designer/NAIKIDESIGN INC. Hiroshi Naiki

Kitano Tenman-gu/Kitano Kamiya-gawa Sites

Dates August 5 (Sat) to 16 (Wed),2017
Illumination Hours Sunset to 9:00 P.M
Location Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine, Kitano Kamishichiken, area in front of Kitanomon Gate on Imadegawa Dori, area around the Kitano shopping district, The vicinity of Taishogun Shopping Street
  • -Nighttime entry and illumination of the historic spot Odoi Mound
    The entire site is decorated with Tanabata bamboo branches and illuminated with lights to create a fantasylike atmosphere.
  • -Ishi-no-ma Passageway Ceremony Votive object and costume exhibit
    August 11 to 13, 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
    First fruits fee: ¥1,000
  • -Mitarashigawa River Ashitsuke votive light ceremony
    August 15 to 16, 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
    First fruits fee: ¥300

Many other attractions and events have been planned.
Host: Kitano Kamiya-gawa Tanabata Executive Committee

Okazaki Site

Dates August 11 (Fri, holiday) to 13 (Sun),2017
Illumination Hours 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Location Okazaki Park and nearby facilities, etc.

Okazaki Promenade Sound Feast of the Stars(3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.)
The path from Heian-jingu Shrine Otenmon Gate to the large torii gate is illuminated, Okazaki Park and the facilities, dining establishments, etc., along Nijo Dori host unique music events, and food stands are set up with the cooperation of restaurants in Okazaki and the surrounding area, creating an attractive night in Okazaki.

Host: Kyoto Okazaki Attraction Creation Promoting Association