Kōdai-ji Tanabata Star Festival七夕会

Summary

Colorful wishes flutter in the wind at Kōdai-ji.

On the date of the Tanabata Festival according to the Gregorian calendar, Kōdai-ji in eastern Kyoto holds a special night illumination.  Special bamboo branches decorated by young children are set up along the main path for visitors to enjoy, and the gardens are also illuminated.  The illumination is held for two days from 5:00 – 9:30 pm and costs 500 yen.

Things to See/Do

  • Illumination

Schedule

2019 Schedule

July 6th - 7th, 17:00 – 21:30

Access

Kōdai-ji

Address

〒605-0825 京都市東山区高台寺下河原町526

TEL 075-561-9966
FAX 075-561-7387
WEB https://www.kodaiji.com/e_index.html

Admission

  • General Admission: ¥600 (temple and museum)
  • Children Aged 12 to 18: ¥250 (temple and museum)
  • Children Under 12: Free

Hours

  • General Admission: 09:00 - 17:00 (gates close at 17:30, last entry 17:00)
  • Light-up: Sunset - 21:30 (gates close at 22:00, last entry 21:30)
  • Closed: No closing days

Transportation

  • From Keihan Gion Shijō Station OR Hankyū Kawaramachi Station City Bus Route 207 ⇒ Higashiyama Yasui Bus Stop ⇒ 5 minutes walking
  • From Kyoto Station City Bus Route 206 ⇒ Higashiyama Yasui Bus Stop ⇒ 5 minutes walking
  • From Kyoto Station ⇒ Taxi for 15 minutes