Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Festivals & Events

Nara Daimonji Festival/Tobihino

Aug. 15 Memorial Service 6:50 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Bonfire 8:00 p.m.

Daimonji Festival is one of the major events during summer in Nara. A huge bonfire in the shape of a Chinese character ‘DAI’ (meaning large) is lit on the slope of Mt. Takamado as the highlight of the festival, honoring the souls of the war deceased.
The character symbolizes the universe and the bonfire is intended to destroy the seventy-five evil passion and earthly desires lurking in the human mind. It is also known to be one of the biggest ‘Dai’ amongst other Daimonji festivals in Japan. You can watch the bonfire from various locations in Nara city such as Heijo Palace Site and Nara Park (deer park).

Basic Information

Address Tobihino, Nara Park
Access Take the city loop bus at JR Nara or Kintetsu Nara Stations, and get off at Kasuga Taisha Omotesando-mae.
Inquiries 0742-30-0230(奈良大文字保存会/奈良市観光協会内) ※平日9:00~17:00


Area Information

Nearby Locations

Todai-ji Temple

406-1 Zoshichou, Nara City 630-8587

Tengyokudoh Nara Honten



Zoshi-cho, Nara

Kofuku-ji Temple

48 Noborioji-cho, Nara City 630-8213

Nearby Accommodation

Hotel Obana

〒630-8301 奈良市高畑町1110



Noborioji Hotel Nara

40-1 Noborioji-cho, Nara-city, Nara