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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5.04 weeks ago

One of my favorite shrines to visit in northern Kyoto! The shrine itself sits in a small town that has a very different feel from the bigger cities and makes for an awesome and interesting experience.

On the way to the shrine you can take pictures on the staircase with the lanterns. Definitely explore the smaller shops within the city!

5.02 weeks ago

You can get there by a series of trains and busses but it's remote enough to not be too busy. It's surrounded by forest and has a river along the side of the quaint village with a series of small waterfalls. Great food and local architecture

5.0in the last week

It's a great place to visit. Not that touristy. So if you pick the right day, probably there weren't be so many people.

4.02 months ago

Another temple worth visiting around the mountain area with waterfalls and great view. The hike will consume some energy. Be sure to come early morning on weekdays to beat the crowd.

4.0a month ago

Came during New Years and many people where lined up to wait to bow and get the blessing. This temple is famous for love and match making as well as water fortune telling. It's a nice side trip to a Kyoto trip, you can pair it with Kurama-dera temple and Kurama Hot Spring. Take note of the last train departing the stations (there are buses still).