About Gozan Okuribi
Gozan Okuribi is an event held in Kyoto on August 16 every year. The bonfire which shaped the Chinese character and the figure are lighted in the mountains which enclose Kyoto. The type is Daimonji, Hidaridaimonji, Myo, Ho, Funagata, and Torii. Religiously, it is said that there is a ritual meaning that sends back the spirits of the dead who returned to this world on the Bon Holiday to that world.
By the way, Gozan Okuribi has the memory that I was called “Daimonji YAKI” when I was young.
Because there is no splendid fireworks display in Kyoto City, the event to enjoy a summer night is not only about this Gozan Okuribi. I have only once received the entrance ticket of the rooftop of the building in the vicinity and have viewed Gozan Okuribi, the vantage point was different from the view from the ground. (I could see Daimonji, Hidaridaimonji, Myo, Ho, and Funagata.)
I have heard that the recommended spot of appreciation from the ground is around Demachiyanagi and Aoi Bridge. The ignition is at eight o’clock at night. How about going out to the event which decorates the Bon Festival of Kyoto by all means?
Gozan Okuribi photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
|Schedule||August 16, 8:00 p.m. Ignition|
・Kyoto Station Building Aerial Route
・Kamo River bank
・East bank of the Takano River embankment
・AEON MALL Kyoto Gojo
・Arashiyama Togetsukyo Bridge
・Around Matsugasaki Station
・Kitaoji-dori Takagi-cho Interchange
※In addition, Kyoto Tower and large hotels offer paid plans to enjoy the Gozan Okuribi. Advance reservations are required.
|Kyoto City Tourism Association||TEL:075-213-1717|