Candle Festival in Nara

The Japanese know how to celebrate summer! This time we visited the candle festival in Nara. Nara is the old capital of Japan, and is a very traditional town with a huge park filled with wonderful temples. For this occasion, the beautiful park was completely decorated with candles and lanterns! The atmosphere was amazing, wandering around these candle-lit temples.

They also lit up these really impressive wooden statues that stand guard at the sides of the great wooden gate that leads to one of the major temples of Nara. Almost creepy!

And ofcourse a picture of the deers Nara is famous for! They even walk around the festival area :) (and steal your food and paper..)