From “Karamon (the Chinese Gate)”, the symbol of Asakura Clan ruins, you can go up the hill where you can enjoy the fantastic view. Please watch your step as the ground might be wet and slippery.
※We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
※The pink line indicates it’s a one-way street.
Mantoya Information desk / Ticket exchange / Emergency, etc.
Visit this desk for any inquiries
Opening ceremony / Ichijodani Music Festival / Dance performance
Yanshiki Dance / Garaku / Yosakoi
Various performances are shown on stage, especially Yanshiki dance,
which used to be performed in Northern part of Fukui prefecture.
Erhu (two stringed Chinese violin) performance / Big cartoon character of the year
The sound of Erhu (two stringed Chinese violin) creates even more fantastic atmosphere in the venue. Candles are arranged so that the illumination forms a large illustration nearby.
Display of local elementary students’ candles.
Every year, the local elementary students draw their dreams / wishes on the cups and display. The warmth of their thoughts and minds comfort the people passing by.
Nostalgic sound of Kokarina is performed here.
The garden of Suwa Mansion is the largest ruin in the site. Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere.
A Chinese character formed by candles.
The Chinese character of this year is “織Ori” (means “weaving”).
The view of the character from its top hill is fantastic.
Food stalls serve Oroshi-soba (Buckwheat noodle with grated daikon radish), Yakitori (grilled chicken on skewers) , drinks
Local traditional food stalls ・Kominkan (Community center) booths ・Commerce and Industry booths
Candles display designed by general participation
Candles designed by group participants are displayed here. It really is a beautiful feeling when you are able to find your own creation.
Balloons with LED lights inside are displayed here. Watching floating colorful balloons is relaxing.
※The balloons are purchasable at the information desk.
※If you wish to take it home, please ask the staff at the desk.
Large illustrations of the year
If you go up the hill, you will see large illustrations formed by the candles on the ground. This year’s illustrations are “Yumemaru-kun” and “Happiryu”.