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Kyoto plays host to some of the best festivals in Japan.

Kyoto Daimonji Viewing Party at Hirosawa Pond

Kyoto Daimonji Viewing Party at Hirosawa Pond

Daimonji, or properly, Gozan-no-Okuribi is a very fascinating and unique ceremonial event that occurs every August 16 in Kyoto. Five mountain sides around the city, with six Chinese character and pictogram shaped bonfires are burned. This happens at the end of the Bon Festival and the fires are intended to send off the spirits of …

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