Nara Tōkae Festival4.0
from 8/5 '18 to 8/14 '18
At the venue of Nara Park, 'Nara Hall Festival' will be held which enjoys the light of about 20,000 candles. This began in 1999, candles will be lined up on one side of the Nara Park surrounded by World Heritages, and a fantastic mysterious sight will spread all over.
Soft lighted flowers will bloom all over in eight areas, such as Kofuku-ji Temple, Sarusawaike Pond, front of Nara National Museum and Ukimido etc. this year.
"Kagami-ike Pond of Todaiji Temple", "Kasugano-enchi Park", with colorful lights on the background of Todai-ji Temple Daibutsu-den Halls Shibi (an ornamental ridge end roof tile), "Ukigumo-enchi Park" with 4000 candles decorating as if stars are falling upon, is wrapped in the deep blue world of "Kasuga Taisha", the front of the Nara National Museum where the lights of candles stretches on both sides of the road, "Asajigahara" where the ancient world is represented with bamboo lights, "Ukimidou" emerges beautifully at Sagi-ike Pond with rainbow-colored light reflecting on the water surface, "Kofuku-ji Temple" illuminated majestic and mysteriously, Sarusawaike Pond illuminated with candles and 52 step bamboo lights, the trees are lit up at "Sarusawaike Pond and Gojyu-nidan steps", a fantastic view spreads in the garden.
Not only seeing but there is also "Ikkyaku-Itto (one light per person)" which anyone can participate in, the candle lighted with a wish will surely be a memorial night!!
Starting with the opening ceremony, various events will be held.
In recent years, it has become a big summer event that 800,000 people visit every year.
Venue Nara Park area (Ukigumo-enchi Park, Kasugano-enchi Park, Kofuku-ji Temple, Sarusawaike Pond etc.)
5-minute on foot from Kintetsu Line "Kintetsu Nara Station"
15 minutes on foot from JR Line "Nara station"
From JR Line "Nara station" or Kintetsu Line "Kintetsu Nara station", Nara Kotsu bus "Daibutsuden Kasuga-taisha mae" "Himuro-jinja National Museum" and other bus stops
※Sarusawaike Pond / 15 minutes on foot from JR Nara Station
The stalls are mainly in the vicinity of the Nara Prefectural Public Hall and the entrance path to Todaiji Temple.
There are also some stalls around Sarusawa pond near Kofukuji Temple.
【One Light per Person/ Let your own lights in the venue】
Reception time Tōkae period 19: 00 ~ 21: 30
Reception hall Ukigumo-enchi Park venue, and ～I･RA･KA～ (甍) venue
Cooperation fee 500 yen (with commemorative Sange)
PurposeFestivals,should go,easily accessible,world heritage,experience,night view,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Nara Sta. (about 2.3km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.0a month ago
Great park to see awe inspiring Buddhist temples, that are less crowded than their Kyoto counterparts. It is well maintained and feels less tacky than other tourist attractions, however the way some visitors acted around the deer was irritating and off-putting.
5.02 weeks ago
It was an amazing place! Experiencing a new culture and walk next to wild deer was fantastic. If you have the opportunity to go there then I highly recommend it
4.0a week ago
Nice place to walk and spend a day wondering. There are random gardens scattered throughout Nara. 500-600 yen entry fee. Some are rather pretty during spring and autumn
5.03 weeks ago
A truly unique experience. This park hosts one of the oldest wooden structures in the world and one of the tallest Buddha statues at 15.m metres. The park is also home to beautiful deer, ponds and gazebos.
5.0a week ago
The deer are so fun and cute! They will nod at you for food. They are also a little nippy so don't wear clothes you don't mind getting nipped!