【Canceled this year】Sento Kuyo
A mystical Buddhist ritual with thousands of candles illuminating the temple precincts
This is an event, held at the Sai-no-kawara within the precincts of Nenbutsu-ji Temple, in which offerings are made by lighting candles at thousands of markers dedicated to abandoned souls. Candles are lit at 6 P.M., with the event continuing until 9 P.M.
Muenbotoke (abandoned souls): Here, muen indicates the deceased with nobody to mourn them or to make offerings to their souls.
- Take a Kyoto Bus for Arashiyama/Kiyotaki and get off at Toriimoto, or take the #91 Kyoto City bus for Daikakuji and get off at Saga Shakado
- 27 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
- Last Saturday and Sunday of August
- Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple