Summer Illuminations 2018

Retreat from the heat and enjoy beautiful illuminated nature on a hot summer night. Here are illumination evens in ENN area. Why don't you escape from the crowd to connect with nature? If you are in Kansai, check the following calendar.

Nageishi-no Falls illumination

July 13th-15th, 7pm-9:30pm

July 13, from 7pm : Japanese taiko drum concert
July 14, from 7pm : Multiple music concert
Address : Takino, Higashiyoshino, Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture (Map below)
Link: Higashiyoshi village official website (Japanese)


UDA Sky Lantern Festival

July 22nd, from 3pm

Come by 2pm if you wish to launch your own lantern

Venue: Uda City Haibara Sougou Taiikukan (宇陀市立榛原総合体育館/Uda City Haibara General Gymnasium) and its athletic ground (Map below)


Nabekura Valley Illumination

August 1st-20th

Address: Ōshio, Yamazoe-mura, Yamabe-gun, Nara Prefecture (Map below)
* Since it is LED solar lighting, they may not light up in case of inclement weather.


Akame 48 Waterfalls Candle Nights

August 11th-15th, 7pm-9pm

Address: 861-1 Nagasaka, Akame-cho, Nabari-shi, Mie Prefecture (Map below)
Admission fee: 400yen/adult, 200yen/child, Nabari citizens can enter for free by presenting a valid ID.
Venue: Around Reija Falls area of Akame 48 Waterfalls
Access: 10 minute bus ride from Akameguchi station of Kintetsu Railway. Get off at the final stop, Akametaki
Special bus timetable:

  • From Akameguchi: 6:45pm  7:20pm
  • From Akametaki: 7:00pm  7:35pm  8:00pm

Links: Akame 48 Waterfalls official website (Japanese)


Uda-Matsuyama Illumination

August 23rd-25th, , 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Entry: Free
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.
More details: Stroll through the illuminated townscape of Uda-Matsuyama