After Dark in ENN 2023

Here are nighttime events in East Nara Nabari. Enjoy another natural beauty that is different from the daytime.

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 27th

  • 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

Nabekura Valley Summer Lights

Uda-Matsuyama Summer Night Illumination

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

August 24th - 26th, 6 pm - 9 pm

  • Venue: Uda-Matsuyama Historic Town District, Uda Animal Park (August 25 & 26)
  • 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

Akame 48 Waterfalls Bamboo Lantern Illumination

1,500 bamboo lights create a spectacular view. More info

2023 date: 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

Akame 48 Waterfalls Bamboo Lantern Illumination / 赤目渓谷 幽玄の竹あかり

Murou-ji Autumn Illumination

Enjoy the beautifully illuminated autumn leaves and the five-story pagoda.

2023 date: 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
  • Admission: 600 yen. Enter by 6:30 pm
  • Link: Murou-ji official website

Muroji Illumination