Kiyomizu Bamboo Light Festival

Illumination in Autumn

 By Bradford Pomeroy   Dec 11, 2014

The Kiyomizu Take Akari is a lantern festival that takes place annually at Kiyomizu Waterfall in Ogi City during the third week of November, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The entrance fee is 500 yen. This comes highly recommended. Just visiting the waterfall anytime of the year is a special trip; but to see it illuminated by thousands of colored and carved bamboo lanterns is something that has to be seen first hand. These photos do little justice to the beauty and ambience of the experience; but I hope at the very the least, they'll provide a snapshot of this unique event.

清水竹灯り—Kiyomizu Take Akari—Kiyomizu Bamboo Light Festival

Photography by Bradford Pomeroy
Japan Travel Member

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Elena Lisina a year ago
I MUST see that! Thanks for the photos!
Preethu a year ago
Tristan Scholze a year ago
2016's festival is from November 19-27.
Radica Sooknarine 2 years ago
Absolutely lovely photos! I'm so tempted to try making those bamboo lanterns!
Natalia Veronica 2 years ago
The pictures are excellent, wasn't aware of bamboo festival happening in Japan
Bradford Pomeroy Photographer 2 years ago
Thank you so much Natalia. I hope you can visit sometime.