Ishiyama-dera Temple Sennichi-e Festival
Temple Festival for Kannon
Sennichi means “1,000 days”, and it is said that if you pay respect to the goddess Kannon at Ishiyama-dera Temple during the Sennichi-e Festival, the goddess will give you 1,000 days of blessing. A great many people visit the temple as part of a memorial service, where around 1,000 votive lanterns are placed all around the temple grounds, and wooden grave tablets memorializing ancestors and the deceased are suspended from the lanterns.
- Take the JR line from Kyoto Station and get off at Ishiyama Station on the JR Biwako Line, then take a bus to Ishiyamadera Sanmon-mae bus stop - Approx. 1-hour travel time.
- 9 Aug 2022