Let's enjoy Matsushima in autumn! The Matsushima Autumn Leaves light up 2017 ♡
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Matsushima known as one of the three most scenic spots of Japan is a typical place to visit for sightseeing in Miyagi.
“The Matsushima Autumn Leaves light up” is a very popular yearly event held in Matsushima.
Bright autumn leaves are illuminated with sparkling lamps.
Matsushima receives many visitors for the light up event to see the beautiful magical sceneries!
Here is the information on the 2017 light up event which you may be eager to know about.
About the Matsushima Autumn Leaves light up 2017
The Matsushima Autumn Leaves light up is an event where famous Matsushima sightseeing spots such as the garden of Entsuin Temple and the approach of Zuiganji Temple are illuminated during the best time of autumn leaves.
In 2017, the event will be held from October 28 (Sat) to November 19 (Sun)!
In addition to the illuminated autumn leaves, there are many other highlights in the event such as a foot bath, night cruises and a food event where popular kitchen cars in Miyagi are gathering!
Here are the photos of the Matsushima Autumn Leaves light up 2016!
Let’s look through the highlights ♡
The night events to enjoy using your five senses!
Entsuin Temple is one of the representative sightseeing spots in Matsushima, known as a temple for matchmaking.
Entsuin Temple is the most popular spot in the Matsushima Autumn Leaves light up event, so you shouldn’t miss it!
The view of orange colored garden of Entsuin Temple is truly spectacular!
The illuminated autumn leaves reflected on the Shinji-ike pond enhanced the beauty.
Sankeiden, the mausoleum of Date Mitsumune far back into the temple grounds is also illuminated. So please have a visit, too.
During the light up event, the DATE NO KUROFUNE TAIKO and other groups will give a live performance in the Entsuin Temple.
The night events not only for autumn leaves viewing but also for enjoyment using your five senses!
Why don't you enjoy the pleasant sound with the magically illuminated trees as background?
Entsuin Temple Rock garden
Entsuin Temple Shinji-ike pond
Entsuin Temple Sankeiden
Find the beauty in tranquility!
Zuiganji Temple caves
The Zuiganji Temple caves are located on the side of the approach from Zuiganji Temple to Entsuin Temple.
The caves and countless tiny Buddha stone statues lit up by small lamps on the path are atmospheric.
While Entsuin Temple is busy, this place is a spot to find the beauty in tranquility.
Zuiganji Temple caves
Enjoy autumn leaves with a bowl of Matcha tea!
Kantantei is a building transferred from the Fushimi Castle and it is also called Tsukimi Goten (a palace to appreciate full moon).
The business hour will be extended during the Matsushima Autumn Leaves light up and Matcha tea with sweets will be served until 19:30.
Why don’t you take time and enjoy bright autumn leaves over a bowl of hot tea?
Kanrantei Matcha tea set
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Scenery illuminated with green light!
It is called “Godaido” as Ennin placed the images of the Five Wisdom Kings of Japanese Buddhism.
While other places are illuminated with yellow and orange lights, Godaido Temple is illuminated with green light and it has a different atmosphere.
You must see the scenery illuminated with green light!
Godaido Temple illumination
The Matsushima Autumn Leaves light up 2017 schedule
Detailed information on the Matsushima Autumn Leaves light up 2017
■Date: October 28 (Sat)-November 19 (Sun) 2017
■Location: Entsuin Temple, Zuiganji Temple Approach, Hiyokutsuka Cave, Sanseido, Kanrantei
■Price: Entsuin Temple evening admission fee: Adult 500 yen, Child (elementary and junior high school pupils) 200 yen, Child under elementary school age Free
*The tickets to enter the Temple in evening are not available at the Temple. Please check the website of Matsushima Tourism Association for details on the ticket office.
■The best time to see autumn leaves
Entsuin Temple Rock garden: Late October-Mid November
Entsuin Temple Shinji-ike pond: Early-Late November
Kanrantei: Mid-Late November
■Note: Use of photo shooting support equipment such as unipod, tripod, selfie stick and drone is not allowed at the autumn leaves light up event venues.
How do you think?
Please visit the Matsushima Autumn Leaves light up 2017 and enjoy the night of beautiful Matsushima.
Be prepared for a chilly autumn night in Matsushima. It is better to bring hand warmers or a scarf to keep you warm ♡