Lantern display at Mitama Matsuri at Yasukuni Shrine

Mitama Matsuri 2019

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 attract over 300,000 visitors who flock 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 for this one, but the perfect matsuri atmosphere and the photogenic views are well worth it.

Image: Manish Prabhune via Flickr under CC


Jul 13 2019 - Jul 16 2019





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Yasukuni Shrine


Yasukuni Shrine
3-1-1 Kudankita Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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