Usually our guests at Guest House hachi visit Arashiyama during the daytime to see the famous Bamboo Grove and explore the area.
In December however you have the chance to visit the beautiful sights of Kyoto Arashiyama after dark for the yearly romantic Hanatouro illumination.
For 10 days visitors can enjoy various locations in the historic area with lights and art installations.
Blessed with important cultural assets the Arashiyama region will make use of their sights and turn the usual experience to something very mysterious.
The 5km walkway passing by various temples and the Bamboo Forest are set up with beautifully decorated open air lanterns.
In addition to that the Kyoto Ikebana Association teamed up with Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro 2019 to display gorgeously illuminated flower arrangements along the pathways.
The highlight of each years illumination is that the whole Bamboo Forest Walkways are illuminated to create a wonderful scenery that can only be enjoyed during December.
From Guest House hachi simply walk 5 minutes to the JR Umekoji Kyoto Nishi Station and take the train to Saga Arashiyama. You will reach Saga Arashiyama Station within 15 minutes and are ready to enjoy a colorful scenery.