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Bamboo light event that has been held in Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture since 2003 This is Takehara City's largest event, attracting over 30,000 people every year. The event was set in the Takehara Townscape Preservation District, which still retains the townscape from the Edo period and has been designated as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings.The entire town is illuminated by candlelight from thousands of bamboo lanterns. Colors it in a fantastical way. The bamboo objects made by local organizations are also a must-see!

Basic information

Period: Saturday, October 28, 2023 to Sunday, October 29, 2023

Holding time 17:00-21:00

Venue: Around townscape preservation district Event details

◎Machikado light art

Light up traditional buildings.

◎Townscape art gallery

 We will exhibit works with various themes using bamboo.

◎Aspirational Road Photo Contest

 We will be holding an Instagram photo contest again this year.

Address: Honmachi, Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture, 725-0022 Phone number: 0846-22-7745 (Takehara Adoration Road Executive Committee) Fee: Free admission Access

[Highway bus]

 Kaguyahime Expressway Bus, which shuttles between Hiroshima City and Takehara City, 70 minutes each way

[JR Kure Line]

About 15 minutes walk from Takehara Station

 A shuttle taxi will be operated between JR Takehara Station and the venue. (Free)

[By car] *Please use public transportation as much as possible

About 20 minutes by car from Sanyo Expressway Kawachi IC

About 25 minutes by car from Hiroshima Airport

Parking lot *Please use public transportation as much as possible

Takehara Elementary School Ground Approximately 300 spaces (500 yen per vehicle)

Shinmachi Municipal Parking Lot 47 spaces (100 yen/hour, maximum 600 yen per day)

*The parking lot at Roadside Station Takehara is also used by the general public, so event participants should use the Takehara Elementary School parking lot.

We have amazing cherry blossom sites in Takehara, Hiroshima.

One of them is at Bamboo Park in Takehara.

This is a bamboo themed sports and art center.

There are 20 kinds of cherry trees and over 1300 trees are planted at the site. The cherry blossoms will flower till early April.

Sakura Festival at Bamboo Park 2nd April

This is an annual event for celebrating the arrival of spring. There will be food and handmade items on the stalls. It's our tradition to have a picnic under sakura trees.

Also you could visit and enjoy the blossoms at night. (No market at night) 〇 Illumination event 25th March till 16th April 2023.

18:30~21:00 ※not available on monday

We will post you all about Takehara, and also loads more about the towns and places we visited all over the world!!!





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