Daimonji Kyoto

We missed Daimonji last year as we were in Hiroshima.

So this year we were really looking forward to it, after googling the internets we decided to go to Funaokayama Park…..and so did everyone else.


Daimonji is basically an event where kanji characters are lit on 5 mountains in Kyoto.

Before being lit!


Just before the first one was lit everyone stood up and rushed forward, it was a real crush and a total nightmare.


We really didn’t have a good view or a nice romantic atmospheric time. Luckily we’d already had a good time at the Rilakkuma exhibit and Manga Museum so it didn’t spoilt our day. I’m glad we went just so I can tick it off my list of things to do in Kansai.