Matsue Excel Hotel Tokyu in Shimane to Hold 2021 Matsue Water Lantern Festival

06.October.2021 | SPOT

A number of beautifully decorated paper lanterns are currently on display in the lobby of the Matsue Excel Hotel Tokyu in Shimane prefecture until October 31. 

 

 

Normally, the event is held around Matsue Castle, with lanterns lighting up the streets and stalls set up to allow guests to design their own lanterns. Due to the current pandemic, the popular yearly event was abruptly canceled, and the Matsue Excel Hotel Tokyu stepped up, with the support of the Matsue Tourism Association, hosting the event in its first-floor lobby. 

 

For the past three years, the hotel has continuously hosted events and activities to help guests learn more about Matsue, including hosting trips to the area around Matsue Castle and cruises on the Horikawa River. For this year’s event, hotel staff created their own lanterns based on these attractions, for a total of 17. If you could attend, how would you decorate your lantern? 

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