Hita Sennen Akari

The historical town of Mameda (豆田) has been registered as a national cultural asset, and every year on the second weekend of November, Hita Tenryo Festival (日田天領祭り), a festival celebrating the historical importance of the area is held. The bamboo lights “Sennen Akari” (千年あかり, lit. thousand-year lights) started in 2005 as a night event for the festival. Local residents of Mameda create 30,000 bamboo lights and fill the banks of Kagetsu River and softly illuminate the historical townscape of Mameda.

Hita Sennen Akari

Mameda Town & Kagetsu River area, Ōita Prefecture
Access from Tokyo
1hr45min from Haneda Airport (Tokyo) to Fukuoka Airport (Fukuoka). 75 min by Fukuoka Airport limousine bus from Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal to Hita City center.
Access to Suwa Shrine: 10 min by walk from “Suwa Jinja-mae” tram stop
November 13 - 15, 2015
Website: Hita City official website (in English)
Hita Sennen Akari

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