Koyasan Candle Festival

Koyasan Candle Festival

Experience a night in Okunoin engulfed in candlelight

UNESCO World Heritage Site Koyasan hosts a memorial of ten thousand lights in honor of the deceased; The Candle Festival. From Okunoin’s “Ichinohashi” spanning nearly 2km, the path leading up to Kobo Daishi Kukai’s mausoleum is decorated in the lights of thousands of candles for the sake of connecting with the souls of our ancestors.
Koyasan: Located in Northern Wakayama, sitting at an elevation of 800m, Koyasan is the home of the Shingon Esoteric sect of Buddhism founded by Kobo Daishi Kukai. It is here that visitors may spend a night in a Buddhist temple; an experience in authenticity unique only to Koyasan.


Event information

From Namba Osaka, ride the Nankai Koya Line to Gokurakubashi station. Switch to the Koyasan Cable Car and ride to Koyasan Station, then switch to a Nankai Rinkan Bus bound for town. About 2 Hours.
13 Aug 2022
Koyasan Tourism Promotional Division 0736-56-2780


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