The “Hanatōrō” (花灯路) means “path with flowers and light”. This Spring illumination lights up the streets of Kyoto’s famous Higashiyama area from 6pm to 9:30pm during the 10-day long special period. The 5km route passes Shorenin Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Entokuin Temple, and Hokanji Temple before ending at Kiyomizudera Temple. This special light-up starts on the 8th of March and lasts until the 17th. Apart from the similar December light-up, these two weeks in March are the only time of the year that visitors can see these famous tourist attractions lit up by colorful “Hanatouro” illuminations.