On Mt. Myojogatake, viewed from Goran Onsen in Hakone, 205 bamboo stalks will be lit one by one to reveal an enormous burning \u5927 (dai, meaning big or great). There will also be fireworks. This is the end of Hakone's larger summer festival and events. What is Daimonji-yaki? Along with Hakone\u2019s counterparts, such as Nara\u2019s and Kyoto\u2019s Daimonji festivals, the lighting of the giant character symbolises the end of Obon, a summer festival that pays tribute to one\u2019s ancestors. It is seen as a way of sending the spirits off. Where can I see Hakone Daimonji-yaki? There are many places in Hakone that will open up on the night of August 16 for spectacular, front-row views. G\u014dra Park will hold a special night-time viewing event, as well as cu-mo at S\u014dunzan Station on the Hakone Tozan Cable Car Line. You'll need to arrive before 7:30 p.m. Schedule The fireworks and gire will be lit at 7:30 p.m. There is also a Bon Odori dance event not far from Gora Station the same evening. Take a look at our Hakone day-trip guide to make the most out of your trip while coinciding with the festival.