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O-bon is observed during the month of August.

Every household welcomes back its ancestors’ departed souls to this world during this period, which is usually from August 13 through 15. And light a lantern to meet an ancestors’ souls.

In Otani Mausoleum, on the nights of Obon festival (a Festival of the Dead or Buddhist All Soul’s Day) (August 14-16) every year, the ‘Higashi Otani Mantoe Festival’ is held.

More than 10,000 light of lanterns is very fantastic. It becomes one of the highlights of the summer in Kyoto.

Contents:

  1. About Otani Mausoleum
  2. Higashi Otani Mantoe Festival
  3. How to get to Otani Mausoleum
  4. Hotel search & reservation around Otani Mausoleum
  5. Other Mantoe festivals of Kyoto

1.About Otani Mausoleum

Ôtani-honbyô (lit. “Ôtani Main Temple/Mausoleum”) is one of two sites in Kyoto said to hold (some of) the cremated remains of Shinran(11731262), founder of the Jôdo Shinshû sect of Buddhism; the other is called Ôtani-sobyô (大谷祖廟, “Ôtani Ancestor Temple/Mausoleum”). Ôtani-honbyô is also commonly known as Nishi-Ôtani.
引用(citation):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hongan-ji

Otani Mausoleum mausoleum is a grave of the Shinran saint.
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The grave is called “御廟(gobyou)”.
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This is the approach to the Otani Mausoleum.
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Omote Karamon (Front gate). This is the entrance to the Otani mausoleum.
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Chozusha (building for cleaning hands and rinsing mouth)
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This is the main hall of the Otani mausoleume. This temple is dedicated to Amitabha.
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This is the cemetery of the Shinran saint.
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Higashi Otani Cemetery.
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2.Higashi Otani Mantoe Festival

■Youtube movie

This festival is the 55th in 2,016 years. This is a very historical festival.

Date:August 14 ~16
Time:18:00~21:00
Fee:Free

More than 10,000 lanterns light up the grave during the period of Obon.

When the sun goes down, the lantern of the precincts turns on.
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This is the handmade garden lantern which a local kindergartener made.(○´艸`)
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There was the English lantern, too.
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The lantern of the Higashi Otani Cemetery turned on, too.
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It is fantastic scenery.
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The light of the lantern appears in dusk. d(*゚ー゚*)
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When the sun goes down, , it become a more fantastic scenery.
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More than 10,000 lanterns light up the grave.
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Ancestors may come home without question, too.
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3.How to get to Otani Mausoleum

Nearest station of Otani Mausoleum is “Keihan Gion Shijo Station”.

  Timetable and Route Search

■Route Example (From Osaka Station to Keihan Gion Shijo Station)
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■Route Example (From Namba Station to Keihan Gion Shijo Station)
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■Keihan Gion Shijo Station→Otani Mausoleum
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■When you take a taxi

From Kyoto Station:1,650 yen ~ 1,920 yen (about 10 minutes)
From Gion-Shijo Station:610 yen ~ 720 yen (about 50 minutes)

・Let’s show a taxi driver the following phrase.
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・If you want to call a taxi, let’s show the following phrase.
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[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around the Kyoto Station]*Japanese text only.

4.Hotel search & reservation around Otani Mausoleum

4.Other Mantoe festivals of Kyoto

A lot of Mantoe festivals is held in Kyoto in the time of Obon.

■Daigo-ji Temple “Manto Kuyo-e”(August 5)

■Sanzenin Temple in Ohara “Manto-e”(August 14~15)

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http://www.sanzenin.or.jp/event/detail/30
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■Mibu-dera Temple “Manto Kuyo-e”(August 9~16)

■Kurumazaki-jinja Shrine”Manto-sai”(August 14~16)

■Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple”Manto-e”(August 8~10)

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