Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Princess Kaguya Nights at the Bamboo Path

The hills of Muko City produce some of Japan’s best bamboo shoots. They’re also considered to be the potential setting of the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, a popular ancient story of a princess called Kaguya who was born from a glowing stalk of bamboo. An illumination event is held here each October, with about 5,000 candles floating in water-filled bamboo tubes lighting a 1.8km-long walking path through the bamboo grove. In the dreamy light it feels like stepping into the fairy tale world of Princess Kaguya.

Take-no-Michi (Bamboo Path)
Date & Time
One weekend in late October