Nov/2 - 24, 2019 Kibune Momiji Lantern Illumination

Sightseeing information about Nov/2 - 24, 2019 Kibune Momiji Lantern Illumination in Japan.

Nov/2 - 24, 2019 Kibune Momiji Lantern Illumination3.7

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 from 11/2 '19 to 11/24 '19


Kifune Shrine is located in the northern mountains of Kyoto, and the shrine is dedicated to the god of water.
The shrine is also known to have granted the wish of restoring a relationship for a famous Japanese poet of the Heian Period (Izumi-Shikibu).

During 3rd and 25th of November, the Momiji Lantern Festival takes place at an area surrounding Kifune Shrine and Eizan Railway. Momiji are Japanese maple leaves, the symbol of Japanese autumn. Momiji leaves will be lit up at surrounding of the Kifune Shrine, and the path to the shrine will be illuminated with subtle light. The main attraction is the Momiji Tunnel that runs between Ninose Station and Ichihara Station, and it will be lit up as well. As the train runs through the Momiji Tunnel, it will cut its lights and slow down for passengers to enjoy the lit-up Momiji trees with autumnal hues.
Also, you can enjoy the beautiful foliage view of Mt.Kurama from Kibune area.

Dates : November 2 - 24, 2019
Hours : sunset - around 9 p.m.
Venue : Kifune Shrine and Eizan Railway
Address : 180 Kuramakibune-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Access : a 30-min walk from Kibuneguchi Station

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Airport/Sta.Kibuneguchi Sta. (about 1.8km) Google Transit


4.0a month ago

We came for a short time only to visit the shrine, so sadly we couldn’t fully enjoy the amazing atmosphere, the towering forest trees, the quiet river and the peaceful road leading back to Kibuneguchi station. I wonder how incredible this place must be at night with all those lanterns on.

3.0in the last week

It's a little overrated if you're going all the way from Kyoto just for this. However, beautiful, sleepy neighbourhood to walk around. Make sure you do the hike to over the hill to see the other shrine which will make it worth it.

5.03 weeks ago

Small shrine, a short flight of steps and you come up to the main area. They have a unique omikugi which is a fortune telling paper. It's unique because you have to soak the paper in water to view the readings. They provide a translation app if you need to convert it to english.

4.05 months ago

Great place to visit on a half-day trip. The Kifune Ginga Shrine offers the fresh air of nature and the richness of culture.

The highlight was the fortune telling that worked only after dipping in water. Use the QR code to interpret your fortune.

Other than the distance to Kyoto, was an excellent trip. Would recommend for those with a little more time in Kyoto.

5.02 months ago

Definitely worth it if you're nearby Kyoto. It's a little far but it's a nice day trip. It's a little tiring if you want to climb the mountain, so be aware of that. Beautiful views, nice shrines and not crowded as other Shrines.