The Togetsukyo Bridge illuminated, Arashiyama

This event only lasts for 10 days and only takes place once a year!  I didn’t want to miss it, even with the poor weather we’ve been having lately. 

The whole area of the Togetsukyo Bridge is illuminated, together with parts of the trees in the mountain behind. In addition, the whole Bamboo Grove as well as numerous temples and gardens are also offering this very special light up. 

This is a very large scale setup — it is beautiful and it does attract a lot of people.