Visit the Daisenji Temple during the summer Obon festival (a celebration honoring the souls of departed ancestors) to witness a truly otherworldly sight. After sundown, about a hundred and twenty vividly colored traditional umbrellas called wagasa are illuminated along the main approach to create a surreal landscape of ghostly hues. It’s a mystical scene made all the more impressive by the backdrop of the stately, ornate temple structures.
9 Daisen, Daisen-cho, Saihaku-gun, Tottori
Middle of August
20 large bus spots 500 passanger vehicle spots (Bakuroza Parking Area)
50 minutes by route bus from JR Yonago Station,
20 minutes by car from Yonago IC