After Dark in ENN 2022

Here are nighttime events in East Nara Nabari. Enjoy another natural beauty that is different from the daytime.
The events are subject to cancelation depending on the weather or covid-19 status.

Summer Lights at Nabekura Valley

Solar lights mysteriously illuminate the 650-meter-long river of rocks. This place is also known as one of the best stargazing spots.

July 23rd - August 28th

  • Location: Oshio, Yamazoe Village, Yamabe-gun, Nara Prefecture
  • Access: Get off at Konoguchi (神野口) of Meihan National Expressway, drive approximately 4.1 km toward Mt. Kono. (The ruote is very dark at night)
  • Parking: Available
  • Link: Forest Park Konoyama

Uda-Matsuyama Summer Night Illumination

Artistic lanterns gently light up the historic townscape of Uda-Matsuyama. Read more

August 25th - 27th, 6 pm - 9 pm

  • Venue: Uda-Matsuyama Historic Town District, Uda Animal Park
  • Access: From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for ‘Ouda’ and get off at the final stop ‘Ouda’. Uda-Matsuyama area is within a walking distance of the bus stop.
  • Parking: Available at Michi no Eki Udaji Ouda (Map)
  • Link: Official blog (JP)

Illumination at Uda-Matsuyama

Soni Highland Yama Akari Illumination

About 200 lanterns beautifully light up the promenade at the Plateau.

Mid September - Mid November, Sunset - 9 pm Date for 2022: TBA

  • Location: Soni Highland (Taroji, Soni Village, Uda-gun, Nara Prefecture)
  • Parking: Available
  • Link: Soni Highland

Yama Akari at Soni Highland

Akame 48 Waterfalls Bamboo Lantern Illumination

1,500 Bamboo Lights Create a Spectacular view. More info

Late October - January, 4:30 pm - 8pm Date for 2022: TBA

  • Location: Akame 48 Waterfalls(Nagasaka, Akame-cho, Nabari City, Mie Prefecture)
  • Access: 10-min bus ride from Kintetsu Akameguchi (赤目口) station
  • Parking: Available
  • Link: Akame 48 Waterfalls official website

Bamboo Lantern Illumination 2021 / 幽玄の竹あかり2021

Murou-ji Autumn Illumination

Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays during Late October - Early January, 5 pm - 8pm (enter until 7:30pm)Date for 2022: TBA

  • Location: Murou-ji Temple (78 Murou, Uda City, Nara Prefecture)
  • Access: Get off at Muroguchiono (室生口大野) station, take a bus bound for Murou-ji (室生寺) and get off at the final stop. Walk for 5 minutes.
  • Parking: Available
  • Link: Murou-ji official website

Muroji Illumination