Hase no Akari 2019

Eight sightseeing spots in the Hase/Gokurakuji area will be lit up at night, creating a world of light showcasing the beautiful culture and nature of the area.

Kamakura Hase no Akari is a new once-a-year light-up festival that will be held for the fourth time this year.
The theme will be "Connection = Ring".

Eight temples and shrines in the Kamakura Hase/Gokurakuji area will be lit up at once, presenting a beautiful world of light linking up the entire area. Please be sure to come, visit the temples and shrines and experience the history, culture and beautiful nature of Kamakura in the fantastic light of this event, which can be experienced only during this period. “In this beautiful lit-up world, you will be able to enjoy a wonderful time with your family and loved ones along with the pleasant breeze from the sea and the chirping of insects, experiencing a sense of connectedness that will become a cherished summer memory.

Duration

August 19 (Mon)–25 (Sun) 18:30 ~ 20:30 (last entry for each venue: 20:00)

Inquiries

Kamakura Hase no Akari Executive Committee Secretariat
Enoshima Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Tel: 0466-24-2715

Kosokuji Temple
  • Kosokuji Temple
  • Kosokuji Temple

A gentle and soft light fitting for the "Temple of the Flowers." This year, beautiful lighting evoking the starry sky has been added. The warm light leaking out from the shoji (paper screens) at the Main Hall reminds the world of old tales.

Admission fee:

100 yen (high school students and above)

Address:

3-9-7 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture

Tel:

0467-22-2077

Gokurakuji Temple
  • Gokurakuji Temple
  • Gokurakuji Temple
  • Gokurakuji Temple

Illumination that evokes a paradise of floating lotus flowers is revealed to those who pass through the thatched temple gate. This year even more gentle lighting that gently greets the visitors, has been added.

Admission fee:

Money for admission fee

Address:

3-6-7 Gokurakuji, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture

Tel:

0467-22-3402

Amanawa Shimmei Shrine
  • Amanawa Shimmei Shrine
  • Amanawa Shimmei Shrine

A night illumination event at the oldest shrine in Kamakura, with a mysterious and majestic atmosphere. This year, the straight and symbolic approach path and the greenery surrounding the hall of worship will be further lit up, enticing people to visit.

Admission fee:

money for admission fee

Address:

1-12-1 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture

Goryo-jinja Shrine
  • Goryo-jinja Shrine
  • Goryo-jinja Shrine

The lighting, designed to evoke the hustle and bustle of a festival, showcases a space that seems embraced by the majestic sacred tree, which is about 400 years old. The music of the Kamakura-Bayashi festival music players makes the lighting even more brilliant.

Admission fee:

money for admission fee

Address:

4-9 Sakanoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture

Tel:

0467-22-3251

Organizer:

Kamakura Hase no Akari Executive Committee

Sponsor companies

  • 小田急
  • 鎌倉まめや
  • カメヤマローソク
  • Sparkling Lights
  • Fujitsu
  • TULLYS
  • KAMAKURA PARK HOTEL
  • affection PROJECT

Supporters

Kamakura City/Public Interest Corporation Kamakura City Tourist Association/Kamakura Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Collaborators

Kamakura Daibutsu Kotoku-in/Kosokuji Temple/Gokurakuji Temple/Shugenji Temple/Hasedera Temple/Amanawa Shimmei Shrine/Goryo-jinja Shrine/Kamakura Museum of Literature/Kannon Odori Association/Daibutsu-Dori Merchants Association/Hase-Ekimae-Dori Merchants Association/Kamakura Yuigahama Chuo Retailers Union/Kamakura Hasenowa/Gokurakuji Association/Sakanoshita Residents Association/Hase Residents Association