Ashikaga Lighting Story
Discover new Ashikaga attractions with various lights
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.
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!
*The locations and illuminations change each year, so check the official website for the latest information.
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- Japanese Archeological Historic Site Ashikaga School, Bannaji Temple, Ashikaga Orihime Shrine
- 0284-43-3000 (Ashikaga City Tourism Association)
- To be held in Autumn
- No Charge
- 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)