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Updated: June 26, 2018

Chiyoda-ku Noryo no Yube (Lantern Floating Event) 千代田区 納涼の夕べ

2 chome Kudan Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

On a balmy mid-July evening, you'll find the moat of the Imperial Palace illuminated with twinkling lanterns. Swaying on the gentle waves created by paddlers in boats as they bob along the water surface, this romantic scene is the Chiyoda-ku Noryo no Yube—the Lantern Floating Event.

The number of rowing boats is restricted, and the reservation process involves applying by postcard weeks before the event.
For most visitors, renting a boat will be difficult, but viewing the drifting 600 lanterns from the banks is equally spectacular.

  • Details of the event will be announced on June 20 on the website and in the Chiyoda Public relations newspaper.
  • In case of Rainy weather, the festival will take place the following day
  • The first 300 visitors without reservations for a rowing boat can make a wish on a floating lantern.

How to Get There

  • Kudanshita Sta. | 10 mins on foot
    Tozai Line | Hanzomon Line | Toei Shinjuku Line


Opening Hours

  • See official website/local tourist information office
  • The event may be postponed in the case of rain.

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