- What is Arashiyama Hanatoro?
- The map for Arashiyama Hanatoro
- The illumination in the Bamboo forest 竹林の小径
- Togetsu-kyo Bridge illuminated 渡月橋のライトアップ
- “The path with flower and illumination” ロームが灯す「灯りと花の路」
- Ikebana promenade いけばなプロムナード
- Kotonoha lantern コトノハ行灯
- Lantern painting お絵かき行灯
- Stamp collection ご当地キャラスタンプラリー
What is Arashiyama Hanatoro?
Arashiyama Hanatoro is held in Arashiyama district in mid-November. We can enjoy lots of night illumination and other events.
2020, it is to be held from Dec. 11th to 20th.
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The information in this article is to be changed.
This year, the night illumination of bamboo forest is canceled due to COVID-19 but we can stroll arond there with lantern becons.
We have Higashiyama Hanatoro in every spring.
We have some confusion in Weekends. Check the link below.
The map for Arashiyama Hanatoro
The following is the information of the last year. It will be updated soon.
The vermilion line: “The path with flower and illumination”「灯りと花の路」
The red flowers: “The Ikebana promenade” 「いけばなプロムナード」
The green line: A path in the Bamboo forest. We walk through from east to west on week-ends and week-days with many visitors.
The blue line: A path in Kameyama park. We cannot enter it except week-days.
The red alien: Warm places. We can enjoy food or stove.
The blue alien: Shuttle bus to JR Saga Arashiyama sta. and the red cat in the map.
Be sure where the restrooms are!
We can have a brochure (only in Japanese).
Ogura-ike pond illumination
At the Ogura-ike pond (the blue octopus in the map), there are Yuzen- lantern. Yuzen is dyeing technique for Kimono. These lanterns wear patterns of it.
Arashiyama Shoryuen Wagasa illumination
Across the street, Randen Arashiyama station faces a modern building. We can enjoy Wagasa illumination there. Wagasa is Japanese traditional umbrella and their illumination gained popularity these years.
The illumination in the Bamboo forest 竹林の小径
Bamboo forest is one of the most famous place in Kyoto. Almost all of the Kyoto-visitors thirst for strolling a path there. It is illuminated only in Arashiyama Hanatoro. The path is one-way on week-ends and week-days with many visitors.
Remember, one-way on week-ends, right?
There is a Shinto shrine in the bamboo forest.( The annotation near the green line in the map.) The bamboo trees near there is illuminated in white. It is SO FANTASTIC!!
DO NOT MISS THEM!
Togetsu-kyo Bridge illuminated 渡月橋のライトアップ
The iconic Togetsu-kyo bridge is also illuminated. It glitters gold against Mt. Arashiyama illuminated in purple and green. We can walk on this stunning bridge. At the purple alien in the map, we have a good view of it.
“The path with flower and illumination” ロームが灯す「灯りと花の路」
Small lanterns guides us in the streets and paths indicated in the vermilion line in the map. They give out dim lights and shows us the most amazing Arashiyama.
We have Japanese camellia in bloom.
Ikebana promenade いけばなプロムナード
Ikebana is a traditional flower arrangement. The Ikebana in Hanatoro are very modern though it is well-established art.
We usually enjoy Ikebana in Tokonama (Japanese alcove) but the Ikebana of Arashiyama Hanatoro are placed in path and street with illumination.
DO NOT MISS THEM!
Kotonoha lantern コトノハ行灯
Kotonoha (言の葉) means language, or poem in ancient Japanese language. Ha（葉 in 言の葉) means leaf. We write our hope on a leaf-shaped sticker and put it on a large lantern.
We also have “Kotonaha lantern” in Higashiyama Hanatoro. We have Sakura-shaped sticker because it is held in early spring.
Last year the lanterns is placed in Chojin no Mori forest (the red alien in the map).
Lantern painting お絵かき行灯
We can make lantern to place it in Arashiyama Hanatoro!
At Nakanoshima park near Togetsu-kyo bridge, we painted a picture and made a paper lantern. We ornamented the park with it. As souvenir, we had a small paper lantern which had the same picture you had made.
Only 100 person a day.
Stamp collection ご当地キャラスタンプラリー
There are stamp places in Arashiyama destrict. We collected stamps indicated in the picture.