On the nights of Obon festival (August 14-16) every year, ‘Higashi Otani Mantoe Festival’ is held at Otani Sobyo Grave in Kyoto.

It is one of the largest Mantoe Festival in Kyoto.

Higashi Otani Mantoe Festival

Date August 14 – 16
Time 18:00 – 21:00

Visit report

Video and photo

東大谷万灯会:Higashi Otani Mantoe Festival(20160814)

How to get to the Otani Mausoleum

The nearest station is Keihan Railway Gion shijo Station.

It is about 15 minutes on foot from Gion shijo station.

You also can go by bus from Kyoto Station.

We recommend for you using a train.


From Osaka Sta. to Gion shijo Sta. (by train)

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the JR Osaka Loop Line from Osaka Station to Kyobashi Station.

2.Change to the Keihan Railway at Kyobashi Station.

3.Get on the Keihan Railway from Kyobashi Station to Gion shijo Station.

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From Namba Sta. to Gion shijo Sta. (by train)

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line from Namba Station to Yodoyabashi Station.

2.Change to the Keihan Railway at Yodoyabashi Station.

3.Get on the Keihan Railway from Yodoyabashi Station to Gion shijo Station.

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From Kyoto Sta. to Gion shijo Sta. (by train)

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the JR Nara Line from Kyoto Station to Tofukuji Station.

2.Change to the Keihan Railway at Tofukuji Station.

3.Get on the Keihan Railway from Tofukuji Station to Gion shijo Station.

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From Gion shijo Station (on foot)

It is about 15 minutes (1km) on foot from Gion shijo Station.


Take a taxi

From Kyoto Station:about 1,800 yen (about 10 minutes)
From Gion-Shijo Station:about 700 yen (about 3 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 company (around the Kyoto Station) *Japanese text only.

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