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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 …

Hiking in Kyoto: Daimonji Yama (Mt. Daimonji)

Hiking in Kyoto: Daimonji Yama (Mt. Daimonji)

Daimonji-yama, part of the East Mountains, or Higashiyama, as they are called in Japanese, is a great place for a memorable and not too challenging hike. Daimonji-yama offers the most accessible and expansive view of the city. It is so high that on a clear day the skyscrapers of distant Osaka can be seen. Daimonji-yama, …

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