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Nara: Dai-monji Okuri-bi

Bonfire Event lit on Mt. Takamado. A spectacular bonfire in the shape of the Chinese character "Dai (大)" meaning "large" or "space" is kindled on the slope of the mountain.

Schedule & Key events:
from 6:50 p.m.: Ceremony at Tobihino in Nara Park
from 8 p.m.: Bonfire is set up

Location: Mt. Takamado, Tobihino in Nara Park 高円山、, Nara, Nara

Tobihino: JR Nara Line to Nara Sta. or Kintetsu Nara Line to Kintetsu Nara Sta. From there, take Nara Kotsu bus to Kasuga Taisha Omote-Sando Bus Stop

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.