This article introduces for you the obon festival (Sento Kuyo) of Adashino nenbutsu-ji temple 2017 in Kyoto City, Japan.

Sento Kuyo (千灯供養) is the event that the candle lights the Buddha statue in the precincts of this temple.

It is held on August 23 and 24 during the Jizo-bon period in this temple.


Date:August 23, 2019 ~ August 24, 2019
Admission fee:1,000 yen

Visit report (2016)

Video of the obon festival of Adashino nenbutsu-ji

Photos of the obon festival of Adashino nenbutsu-ji

化野(あだしの)念仏寺:Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple (20160820)

How to get to Adashino nenbutsu-ji

Nearest station is Keifuku Railway Arashiyama Station or JR Arashiyama Station.

It’s about 20~30-minute walk from nearest station.
I recommended that you take a bus or use a rent-a-bicycle.

■Timetable of the Kyotobus (Hankyu Arashiyama Station bus terminal departure)

・Bus routes are “62 or 64 or 72 or 94”.

・You get on the bus bound for Kiyotaki (清滝), and get off at “Toriimoto (鳥居本) bus stop”.

・The fare is 230 yen for one-way.

Timetable and Route Search (Train)

■Route Example (From Osaka station to Arashiyama station)

■Route Example (From Osaka station to Arashiyama station)

■Route Example (From Kyoto station to JR Saga-Arashiyama station)

■Keifuku Railway Arashiyama Station→Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple

When you take a taxi

From Kyoto Station:4,210 yen ~ 5,120 yen (about 20 minutes)
From Arashiyama Station:1,010 yen ~ 1,210 yen (about 10 minutes)

・Let’s show a taxi driver the following phrase.

・If you want to call a taxi, let’s show the following phrase.

[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around Kyoto Station]*Japanese text only.

[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around Arashiyama Station]*Japanese text only.

Hotel search & reservation

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