Chidorigafuchi Moat Lantern Floating Festival

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7:00pm – 8:00pm

Chidorigafuchi Moat is stunning during cherry blossoms season, but it also lights up for this annual lantern floating festival known as Tōrō Nagashi.

What happens?

Around 2,000 lanterns will travel down Chidorigafuchi Moat, near the Imperial Palace, as the sun sets. The lanterns contain hopes and wishes for peace. The festival began in 1958 in order to lift up morale after the war.

Boat rides and lanterns

Boat rides on the days in question will cost ¥5,000 per boat (incl. lantern) but can only be booked through a lottery before July 1.

You can also just choose to purchase a lantern for ¥1,500. You can do this in advance or on the day, but note that you won’t personally get to float the lantern.

How to get there

Near the boat pier along Chidorigafuchi Moat.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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