Hanatoro, Kyoto, Japan
Lanterns and Flower Lane
Approximately 2400 lanterns of six different kinds; Kyo and Kiyomizu ceramics, Kyomei bamboo, Kitayamasugi round cedar wood, Kyo stone art, the lacquer-coated lanterns and metal art, decorate the 4.6 km walking path that leads to the foothills of Higashiyama Mountain. From the north, the path goes through Shoren-in Temple and Maruyama Park, and then through Yasaka Jinja Shrine to Kiyomizu-dera Temple in the south.
Enjoy the striking charms of Kyoto streets. Faint lights that beautify the store fronts of Monzen-machi, soft lights that reflect off the stone pavements, lights swaying amongst the trees, white and earthen walls.
The Ikebana Promenade and the abundant Ikebana arrangements together with the paper lanterns invite the visitor to an enchanting world.