Mitama Matsuri 2018
As part of Japan’s summer obon celebrations, the festivities at Yasukuni Shrine are some of the biggest and brightest in the country. Each evening 30,000 lanterns light the way to the shrine and over 300,000 visitors flocking to see the spectacular sight. In addition to nightly rituals, there are a wide selection of festival food stalls and stage areas showcasing traditional Japanese performances. You will need to brave the crowds, but the matsuri atmosphere and the photogenic views are well worth it.