Toro-nagashi (floating lighted lanterns on the water) and fireworks display over Lake Ashinoko, following the Shinto rites conducted by the Hakone-jinja Shrine's priests on the boats.
Schedule & Key events:
from 7:30 p.m.: Toro-nagashi
from 8 p.m.: Fireworks display
Location: Lake Ashinoko, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa
JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line or Odakyu Odawara Line to Odawara Station. From there, take bus to Moto-Hakone-ko Bus Stop (1 hour).
Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.