Lights and lanterns fill the grounds of Toji Temple for this event (Public Domain)
Aug 6th
Sep 19th
Lights and lanterns fill the grounds of Toji Temple for this event (Public Domain)

TeamLab Toji Light Festival

Traditional meets modern at this unique art event

Venue: Toji Temple When: Aug 6th - Sep 19th 2021

The TeamLab collective has become well-known for their inventive art installations, and an event at Kyoto's Toji Temple carries on that trend. The TeamLab Toji Light Festival uses digital technology to turn the 1200-year old temple into art without physically changing any of its structures. Floating lamps activated by movement, illuminated buildings and trees, and interactive colorful eggs and spheres are just some of the displays you'll find at the venue.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1,600 yen on weekdays, and 2,200 yen on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. For elementary and junior high school students, the fee is 600 yen on weekdays, and 800 yen on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Preschoolers receive free admission. Tickets are required in advance, which can be arranged via the official website here.

Getting there

Toji Temple can be accessed in about 15 minutes on foot from JR Kyoto Station's Hachijo Exit Exit, or in about 10 minutes on foot from the Kintetsu Toji Station.

More info

Find out more about Toji Temple.

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Elena Lisina 2 years ago
So beautiful! I loved TeamLab museum in Tokyo very much. I bet it's amazing in a temple.
Kim Author 2 years ago
I love how inventive they are with their exhibitions!

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