Oct/10 - 22, 2019 Daisen Wagasa Fantasy Nights3.9
from 10/20 '19 to 10/22 '19
Tottori Prefecture is famous for wagasa(Japanese umbrella) production.
At Daisen Temple in the middle of Mt. Daisen in Tottori Prefecture, the "Daisen Wagasa Fantasy Nights" is held on August and October. It is the event of lighting-up of Japanese Umbrellas(Wagasa).
Approximately 120 colorful umbrellas are lined up along the approach to Daisen Temple and lit with sacred lights at night. It creates an out-of-this-world atmosphere.
August 10, 11, 12
October 20, 21, 22
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Fee: 1,000 yen (free for kids of elementary age or younger)
Fee zone: Daisen-ji Sanmon Gate~Ogamiyama Shrine approach~Daisen-ji Main Hall
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Purpose,Traditional folk,night view,nature,shrine/temple,autumn foliage,sightseeing
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4.0a month ago
Quiet and peaceful temple, sitting on a hilltop. There is quite a climb up to the temple. From the temple, you can also climb up the stairs further to another shrine, or to begin your ascend to Mt Daisen.
Recommended for beginners as it is not difficult. Be sure to make the descend before sunset as it can get dark without many lampposts.
5.05 months ago
Very cool temple. There is a small fee of 300 yen but it is worth it. There are a ton of small paths all around to walk and do trekking. There is also a river and a waterfall nearby you can go to. After visiting the temple you can walk around a bit and then stop to have something for lunch in the small town right next to the temple.
5.0a month ago
Walked to the top of Mt Daisen. Really not a beginner's walk, a reasonable degree of fitness required I think. It's fairly steep, 1:4 I think for most parts. My legs are feeling it right now.
View about half way up (starting from ~700m at Daisen-ji) was the best in my opinion, but the top is very good nonetheless. Bring a camera for sure.
Since it is Alpine conditions, weather is very changeable, so plan accordingly.
You'll probably want to take hiking poles too. Not for the way up, but for coming down. It's steep, the steps are big, and there's often loose-ish rocks. Also can be quite wet being so high up.
Worth it though I think.
5.06 months ago
This is the stairway entrance to 大山寺。entrance fee was 300yen per person. There’s a path on the left side of the stairways that leads to another shrine . We didn’t take it as the weather was too cold. Else it would be a lovely 15mins stroll in the woods. This is probably free.
5.011 months ago
Went in the autumn. Not as crowded as other more popular temples. Reading the other comments, I agree that this temple can be beautiful in all seasons.