Illuminated the moon-viewing stage of the stage “Sohonzan Mitsui-ji (Sonjo-ji)”, which was loved by many writers and ink customers.


At “Sohonzan Mitsui-ji”, the moon-viewing stage will be open to the public according to the cherry blossom season. It will be lit up at the time of release. It will also be held at the same time on the artificial canal “Lake Biwa Canal,” which has been active since its completion in the Meiji era.

"Headquarters Mitsui-ji Temple Spring Light Up 2022"

Approximately 600 lamps will be installed along the approach to the precincts, and the cherry blossoms will be lit up and the shrines such as national treasures and designated cultural properties will be open to the public and visited at night. (Reservation is required for Kangetsu Stage)

Period: March 25th (Fri) – April 10th (Sun) 18:00-21:30 (last entry 21:00)
Time: 18:00-21:30 (last entry 21:00)
Admission fee: Adults 1,000 yen, elementary, junior high and high school students 500 yen
TEL: 077-522-2238

*Please use public transportation during the period as the surrounding roads will be very crowded.
>Sohonzan Mitsui-ji Homepage

"Lake Biwa Otsu Spring Illumination Cherry Biwa Canal"

Lake Biwa Canal, which carries the water of Lake Biwa to Kyoto, is a canal built in the Meiji era using the best civil engineering technology of the time. There are about 200 cherry blossom trees on both banks, and it is one of the famous cherry blossom trees as a row of cherry blossom trees with a superb view following Mitsui-ji Temple.

Period: March 25th (Fri) – April 10th (Sun)
(May change depending on the flowering situation of cherry blossoms)
Time: 18:00-21:30
TEL: Lake Biwa Otsu Tourism Association



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