• Light Festival
  • Light Festival
  • Light Festival

A joint session of calm and lively moving light. Fireworks and bamboo lanterns color a long autumn night.

Yugawara Onsen is closely connected with Manyoshu.
Many waka poems, under the themes of “onsen” and “bamboo,” can be found in Manyoshu, which was written about 1,300 ago.
Many waka and haiku poets visited Yugawara, fell in love with it and wrote poems about its nature. That soft atmosphere is still alive, even now, just like long ago.
The Light Festival is a highly romantic event, with images of murmuring streams, moonlight falling on them, just as the poets must have seen 1,300 years ago.
Looking at the light of the bamboo lanterns, away from the everyday hustle and bustle, you may experience a state of peace…as if the poets of those days, rich in sensitivity, have inspired you.

Manyo light in bamboo lanterns Date: Saturday,September 29th 2018
Time:6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Venue: the promenade along the Chitose River from Ochiai Bridge
Fireworks display Date:Saturday,September 29th 2018
Hours:8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
(Drum performance: 8:00 p.m. / hand held fireworks: 8:20 p.m. / skyrockets: 8:35 p.m.)
Venue:Izumi Park
Tosoya (Light & Meditation Night) 2016 〜Feelings of Gratitude〜 Date: early October, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Venue: the promenade along the Chitose River from Ochiai Bridge

Third graders from the three elementary schools in Yugawara Town,
who are "too shy to express their feelings of gratitude" or "cannot say thank you face to face,"even though they feel grateful in their everyday lives,
will line up candles with their words of appreciation written on them.
This event is sponsored by the public corporation, Junior Chamber International ODAWARA.
Inquiries Yugawara Onsen Tourism Association Phone: 0465-64-1234
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