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Ashikaga Lighting Story

Discover new Ashikaga attractions with various lights

Illumination

The Ashikaga Lighting Story is an event that further elevates the charm of the town by providing "lights" to walk through and enjoy Ashikaga's historic cultural heritage and daily life. The number of visitors is increasing each year as people come to experience a magical world that differs from the daytime. For people who like cameras, there are many chances to take Instagram-worthy photos with scenic and historic sites as the backdrop! This event is not to be missed.

In the spring of 2020, there will be illuminations with warm lights at three cultural properties: the national treasure Bannaji, the Japanese Heritage Historic Site Ashikaga School, and the Ashikaga Orihime Shrine. With contents enabling you to rediscover the charm of historic spaces, you will encounter beautiful scenery such as buildings and gardens enveloped in light that will automatically make you want to snap a photo.

Illumination at the main Bannaji temple (image)
Illumination at the main Bannaji temple (image)

At the "Japanese Heritage Historic Site Ashikaga School", a Japanese umbrella performance begins at the Nyutoku entrance gate, and the Southern Garden features lighting that conveys charm. The lighting displays invite visitors into an extraordinarily magical world that differs from the daytime. A cut-out animation based on the school legend "Kanafuri Matsu" will also be screened. In addition, at the Ashikaga Orihime Shrine, 90 "Seven-Color Meisen Lanterns" have been placed along stairs with 229 steps. The bright and modern Meisen silk patterns are illuminated by lights that change into seven different colors. The Bannaji is also illuminated with seasonal lighting. You can experience the eternal history of Bannaji from a different perspective. Let's go to see the special scenery of Ashikaga reflected by the lights!

Cut-out animation "Kanafuri Matsu" will be screened at the Historic Site Ashikaga School
Cut-out animation "Kanafuri Matsu" will be screened at the Historic Site Ashikaga School
The night view from the Ashikaga Orihime Shrine. The stairs are beautifully illuminated.
The night view from the Ashikaga Orihime Shrine. The stairs are beautifully illuminated.

*The locations and illuminations change each year, so check the official website for the latest information.

Photos

  • Illumination at the main Bannaji temple (image)
  • Cut-out animation "Kanafuri Matsu" will be screened at the Historic Site Ashikaga School
  • The night view from the Ashikaga Orihime Shrine. The stairs are beautifully illuminated.

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Basic Information

Address
Japanese Archeological Historic Site Ashikaga School, Bannaji Temple, Ashikaga Orihime Shrine
Telephone
0284-43-3000 (Ashikaga City Tourism Association)
Schedule
To be held in Autumn
Fee
No Charge
Access
A 15 minute walk from Ashikagashi Station on the Tobu Isesaki Line or a 10 minute walk from Ashikaga Station on the JR Ryomo Line.
Official website
Official website(Japanese)

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