Huge Sky Lantern Festival to be Held at Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo!

29.March.2018 | SPOT

The Sky Lantern Festival will be held at Mitsui Outlet Park in Ryuo, Shiga Prefecture on May 3rd and 4th this year.

日本最大級のスカイランタンイベント 三井アウトレットパーク 滋賀竜王で開催!4

Sky lanterns are a familiar sight across Europe and Asia at events and festivals. People pour their thoughts and wishes into them before sending them into the sky. They originate from Thailand and China where they were used as a means of communication and to pray for sound health. The number of occasions where sky lanterns are being used is on the rise where they are currently used at festivals, as offerings, and at events to illuminate the night sky. They are gaining much attention in Japan especially with young girls who attend sky lanterns events in Thailand and Taiwan and post pictures on Instagram and other social media sites.

日本最大級のスカイランタンイベント 三井アウトレットパーク 滋賀竜王で開催!3

 

日本最大級のスカイランタンイベント 三井アウトレットパーク 滋賀竜王で開催!2

Sky Lantern Festival in Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo will be held across two days where around 3,000 lanterns will be sent into the sky. This is the first time a sky lantern festival will be held at Outlet Park. Not only can you watch the lights but also enjoy a spot of shopping or a meal around. If you purchase your own lantern, you can receive a shopping voucher or food coupon that can be used at Mitsui Outlet Park in Ryuo. But you can of course enjoy your time at the event without buying a lantern.

 

At most lantern events around the world you light lanterns with fire, but this event will used LED sky lanterns instead for safety, meaning children can join in without worry.

 

Participants can write their wishes in the lanterns and release them together with everyone at the end of the countdown. Check out the Sky Lantern Festival during Golden Week.

 

■Information

Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo

Address: 1178-694 Aza Sunayama, Oaza Kuzushi, Ryuo-cho, Gamo-gun, Shiga Prefecture

Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00

No Fixed Holidays.

Website: https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/mop/shiga/

 

 

Sky Lantern Festival in Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo

Running: May 3, 2018 ― May 4, 2018

Reception Time: From 16:00

Lantern Collection: 18:00-18:45

Lantern Release: 19:00 (*To all be released at once)

 

Location: South Mall 1F

Price: Advance Booking ¥2,500 / Same-Day ¥3,000

*Price for one lantern.

*Comes with a ¥800 shopping voucher and food coupon that can be used at Mitsui Outlet Park Shiba Ryuo

(Event-only ¥300 food coupon + Mitsui Outlet Park ¥500 shopping voucher. Can be used on purchases over ¥5,000.)

Tickets: Available via e-ticket, Ticket Pia, and Rakuten Ticket.

 

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    ▶︎Junigataki Waterfalls

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    Access: 45-minutes by car from JR Komatsu Station

     

     

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