Things to do / Traditional festivals

Nara: Chugen Man-toro

Ceremony of lighted lanterns. Some 3,000 lanterns in total including stone lanterns on the approach from the second Torii Shrine's gate to the south gate, are lighted up to console the ancestors' souls.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Lanterns light up
● Aug. 14
from 6:30 p.m.: Bugaku (ancient court dance with music) performance at the main hall
● Aug. 15
from 6:30 p.m.: Kagura performance at the main hall

Location: Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara, Nara

JR Nara Line to Nara Sta. or Kintetsu Nara Line to Kintetsu Nara Sta. From there, take Nara Kotsu bus to Kasuga Taisha Honden Bus Stop (15 min.)

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.